Autism Facts – A Spotlight on SEND

Autism Facts – A Spotlight on SEND

Over the past twenty years, there has been a worldwide increase in children being diagnosed with Autism, and experts are theorising as to why this is happening. Autism is a neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder which affects the normal social and communication...
Calming the Chaos – A Spotlight on SEND

Calming the Chaos – A Spotlight on SEND

It is always difficult when a parent first learns their child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  In the UK, 1 in 10 children will be displaying symptoms of ADHD by the age of 7 years and exhausted parents will have sought help from a...
SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SEND Challenges Recognition of challenging behaviours in children with special educational needs and disabilities often leads to confusion about which school would be most appropriate to cater for those needs. Particular behaviours which are outwardly aggressive in...
SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

LOCKED DOWN AND LOCKED OUT School closures throughout lockdowns imposed by the pandemic have undoubtedly had a serious impact on the cognitive, behavioural and social skills of children of all ages.  Since March 2020, we have lived through unprecedented times, and...
SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

A dropout rate of one in three teachers in schools throughout the UK is expected within the next five years, according to a survey by the National Education Union. This worrying trend has also been witnessed across the SEN sector too, with a growing shortage of...
SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SEND SUPPORT CRISIS   One of the most vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic lockdown measures are children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and the families of these children.  Since lockdowns were imposed in March 2020 many of the...