If a child cannot see the board properly, or the words are blurred when they try to read, they will find it difficult to perform to their full potential. It is estimated that 80% of the information that a child uses for learning is visual, but one in four children are struggling with undiagnosed vision problems.
The course on ‘Smart-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology resources’ is open now for enrolment and starts in April to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day
FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, today announces with its partner, the University of Bath, the upcoming launch of their course: Smart-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology resources.
Dr Deborah Robinson, Acting Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at the University of Derby discusses current special education needs statistics and if there has been a reverse in commitment to mainstream education for all.
Well over half of teachers think parental pressure is leading to children without special educational needs being misdiagnosed while those with genuine problems miss out.
A large majority of teachers (57 per cent) think there is a misdiagnosis of SEN in children, according to the survey from GL Assessment, with a similar proportion (54 per cent) blaming parental pressure. Barely a quarter of teachers (26 per cent) say misdiagnosis isn’t an issue.
Over three-fifths of teachers (62 per cent) think those with genuine needs are missing out because resources are being diverted to children that don’t really need help, with less than a fifth (18 per cent) disagreeing.
Inscape student Beth Smith is standing as a candidate for youth parliament to give a voice to young people in Stockport.
Inscape is a specialist school catering for children and young people aged from five to 19 with autism spectrum conditions and related social communication difficulties.
Beth, 17, will be campaigning to create more awareness of mental health and the issues that can affect young people, positive body image and LGBT equality.
She is also supporting the youth parliament’s campaign to reduce the vote to 16 and create a curriculum for life, equipping young people with the skills for life outside the classroom.
She has been attending youth council meetings for the past six months, but it will be her first time standing for a seat.
Saddles Riding School, based in Bexley, Kent, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day.
Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.
Taking place from 10 – 12 March, 2017, Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people to visit somewhere new. It could simply be a trip to a local coffee shop or restaurant or to places further afield like famous British tourist attractions.
Playgrounds aren’t just about entertainment – they’re a key part of a child’s development. From confronting danger with climbing structures to social skills garnered by interaction in a play environment, playing outside helps children grow.
Natural playgrounds and adventure playgrounds, built using wood, stone, sand and water, are a growing trend thanks to their sustainability and their suitability in a wide variety of landscapes. Put simply, they blend more seamlessly into different environments – from National Trust parks to school yards. However, the natural elements of play also benefit children’s development. Here’s how:
RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce it has selected Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as its chosen charity and will be fundraising for the cause throughout 2017.
Having had a phenomenal response to its Christmas Present Appeal in aid of CHSW at the end of 2016, when in excess of 250 gifts were donated by RGB customers and staff, the builders merchant is looking forward to continuing its support.
This year RGB staff are taking part in a number of CHSW fundraising activities and will also be holding regular events to boost the amount raised.
To kick-start the campaign RGB’s Health & Safety Manager Mark Randle is taking part in the Concept 2 201
Good vision is vital during our school years. If a child cannot see the board properly, or the words are blurred when they try to read, they will find it difficult to perform to their full potential. It is estimated that 80% of the information that a child uses for learning is visual, but one in four children are struggling with undiagnosed vision problems.
Leading experts in the field of SEND will join with teachers and researchers to pool knowledge and experience at a major conference this weekend.
The #ResearchSEND event will be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with Entrust, at its Walsall Campus on Saturday, February 11.