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A Gut Feeling

A Gut Feeling

In the UK today, 1 in 100 children are affected by ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), a disturbing 10% increase since 1992, with males being 4 times more likely to be on the spectrum than females. Studies are being carried out as to the reasons behind the escalation of...

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The First Special Schools

The First Special Schools

In the early 1800s, learning disabilities and mental illness were often confused without any clear distinction being made between the two. The journey towards understanding the nature of special needs has been a long-fought one. The blanket labelling of disabled...

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How to Recognise Special Needs

How to Recognise Special Needs

Every second of every day, a child is born, often as a visibly perfect package of fully functioning limbs and cherubic features. So, at what point can we tell if our perfect child has special educational needs which are non-visible? Problems can often be detected very...

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Why Children Need More Support

Why Children Need More Support

There has been an unprecedented rise in special needs diagnoses since the pandemic, resulting in more EHC plans being awarded to children with Autism and Severe Learning Difficulties than ever before. The reasons behind these increases are varied: Better recognition...

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