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...
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...
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...
Pathalogical Demand Avoidance

Pathalogical Demand Avoidance

What is PDA? Pathological Demand Avoidance is a term that was first used in the 1980s by Professor Elizabeth Newson, however it didn’t appear in a journal article until 2003. The very existence of PDA is a widely debated topic, including how and where it sits within...