Family Perspectives on FASD

1 09 2014

This powerpoint has some useful advice to families, foster carers, teachers on others, on raising and working with the child with FASD.

Life in FASD Lane – copy for Cluster Managers

National Curriculum P-Scale Guidance

15 08 2014

In line with recent reforms to SEN regulations and the National Curriculum, the DfE has published revised guidance on the P-scales for students who cannot access the National Curriculum.

Performance_-_P_Scale_(DfE 2014)


Improving Learning Outcomes for children and young people with FASD

15 08 2014

‘Teachers need the type of information that gives them a sound, solid appreciation of how fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is going to impact on the effectiveness of the child as a learner.’

Professor Barry Carpenter

Resources to support Teachers and Teaching Assistants working with children and young people with FASD.

15 08 2014

I still find a lot of teachers struggling to find direct practical ideas on how to work with children with FASD in classrooms and schools.
The following are full of evidence based strategies the would fulfil the requirements of the new Code of Practice for SEND to develop personalised Learning Passports.



Learning from each other in the field of Early Childhood Intervention.

15 08 2014

Each country finds itself at a different phase of development when it comes to Early Childhood Intervention. It is important that the ECI community learns from each other, and supports one another.
The Early Intervention Institute in St Petersburg, Russia, is keen to develop its links in the international ECI Community. Following on from the excellent ISEI Conference they hosted in 2013, they have produced a newsletter, containing articles that can be read in Russian or English. This includes a piece I have written on the education of children born prematurely.

The newsletter can be found here.


Interpreting Engagement ; pathways for children with Complex Needs

15 08 2014

The Engagement Profile and Scale, which was a major outcome of the Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project, continues to be used creatively by practitioners in a variety of settings. The powerpoint below is an illustration from Sally Jones, a teacher of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in South Australia.


Quality information for parents of children with SEN.

16 07 2014
Getting good quality information and a rich dialogue going with parents about their children’s special educational needs, is a real challenge. I recently came across this example , which I think goes a long way to achieving that goal.


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