Tagged: SEN

Getting Things Done …. with Evernote

This past three weeks has been very strange for me, I have actually had to stay home.  My children have had a full round of sickness bugs and then just one day after returning to school, we then received a full quota of chicken pox.  So I have had to...

Bank Holidays and Motorways

Why did I think driving 300 miles on a Bank Holiday would be a good idea?  Why did I think Bank Holidays and Motorways would ever be a good combination? My day started badly when I was setting up the kids DVD players in the car and managed to lock...

SEN Reforms

Everyday I turn on Facebook and see questions about the proposed SEN reforms. I also see several interpretations of what people think the proposed SEN reforms will mean, some of which have taken some really “off the wall” thinking. Being so involved in the Pathfinder here, I forget what I...

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorders

This book was a Christmas gift from my in-laws (along with Downton Abbey boxset and Clarins skin products – spoiled I know). As I’m sure you all know, there are so many books out there and some of them very very expensive. You’re never sure if it is worth buying...

Does Parent Participation change anything?

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt “Why do you bother speaking out/attending meetings/creating surveys (delete as appropriate), nothing ever changes”. I hear this all the time, not from practitioners but from other parents.  Some parents know me well enough to know I am not...

What is Person Centred Practice?

Person Centred:  An approach to working with people which puts the individual’s needs and aspirations firmly at the centre of the process. There is so much talk about Person Centred Practice and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure what it meant.  I had an idea that the definition above...

Does child protection protect children?

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr. There was a recent report in The Lancet stating that 1 in 4 disabled children are the victims of abuse.  This report was based...

Parents United

“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” Casey Stengel I love social media.  I love Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, etc. It can be a negative experience (people getting personal, trolling, etc) but generally I have found it to be a really...