The plan for 37 new special schools in England. Children, parents, teachers, teaching assistants, and therapists beware! Or am I being too pessimistic?

At worst, there could be a slow change from special schools to special ‘units’ that are run for profit with their own staffing arrangements

Peter Limbrick writes: We are in very difficult times in the UK because of austerity and hardening attitudes in government and public to people who have disabil

Read more: The plan for 37 new special schools in England. Children, parents, teachers, teaching assistants, and therapists beware! Or am I being too pessimistic?

Unnatural / institutional support for infants with very special needs & their families. What is it like in your locality (on a 13-point scale)?

Unnatural / institutional support for infants with very special needs & their families. What is it like in your locality (on a 13-point scale)?

‘there can be a prevalent medical/institutional hangover that we need to become aware of and address’

Extracts from Bringing up babies and young children who have very special needs:

 

“In the UK and some countries I know of, when a baby or young child has a multifaceted condition, the child, p

Read more: Unnatural / institutional support for infants with very special needs & their families. What is it like in your locality (on a 13-point scale)?

FASD Ontario - website with information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) also news, training information and services

FASD Ontario - website with information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) also news, training information and services


People diagnosed with FASD may share some common characteristics, yet each person has their own unique strengths and challenges

From the website: FASD is a diagnostic term used to describe the range of effects that can occur when alcohol is used in pregnancy. When alcohol is used in pregnancy, the

Read more: FASD Ontario - website with information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) also news, training information and services

Negative mental states shared by parents and practitioners of babies and young children who have very special needs

Negative mental states shared by parents and practitioners of babies and young children who have very special needs

‘Then there is hope, worry and guilt. These states of mind will surely be familiar to parents of all children and to practitioners and managers’

 

Extract from 'Bringing up babies and young children who have very special needs':

“There are many negative mental states practitioners can suffer in

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A parent speaks of her family’s journey in early childhood intervention and says some therapy sessions work well when the child is not present

A parent speaks of her family’s journey in early childhood intervention and says some therapy sessions work well when the child is not present

Denise Luscombe writes from Australia:

I thought TAC Bulletin readers might like to see this video.  It was from the ISEI Conference and I introduced a parent speaker at the Welcome Reception. Stacey was the parent and she talked about her journey in ECI (early childhood intervention).

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Read more: A parent speaks of her family’s journey in early childhood intervention and says some therapy sessions work well when the child is not present

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