“Girls with Autism; flying under the radar” – a new mini guide for schools and child based services.

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, nasen has launched a new mini – guide highlighting the needs of girls with , or without a diagnosis of Autism. Written by Jo Egerton and Barry Carpenter, with contributions from the Girls with ASC Working Party, the guide is a free download to schools and services.

The guide aims to articulate the current needs and issues surrounding girls with Autism . They are an under-diagnosed group , whose needs often go unmet in schools , and whose mental health in the teenage years often rapidly deteriorates. The Working Party, chaired by Professor Carpenter, realised that they did not have a common language to express these concerns, and their goal in preparing this Guide has been to improve the foundation knowledge and understanding in schools and other child based settings.

As their work drew to a conclusion, they realised that there was so much more to do . The Group will continue its work under the auspices of the National Association of Headteachers, and specifically the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education (www.naht.org.uk ). This will include a major National Conference in London early in 2017; detail will be posted on this website.

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Girls and Autism – Flying Under the Radar

Mental Health Conditions in Young People: Prevalence, Shifts & Support – Ask the Expert

Book Now: https://membership.acamh.org/Event-Registration/EventId/943

For this session we are delighted to welcome Professor Mina Fazel to share some of the latest insights into the prevalence of common mental health conditions in children & young people, highlighting some of the underlying risk factors and overlaying the impact of the pandemic. Mina will also be answering your questions in a session facilitated by leading education professional Professor Barry Carpenter.

Mina is a highly respected Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Oxford; her research focuses on how to improve access to mental health interventions for children and adolescents. She has a particular interest in school-based mental health interventions and has been running the Oxwell School Survey since 2019, which aims to better understand what school pupils need and want.

About the ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions

This FREE ‘Ask the Expert’ online event is exclusively for Teachers, and offers insights into the latest evidence-base around mental health prevalence in children & adolescents. They are brought to you as part of an exciting new partnership between The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and Coram Life Education (CLE), two charities who are dedicated to making a difference to the mental wellbeing of children and young people.

We are trialling these sessions events in order to help close the knowledge gap in a range of topics that now form part of the statutory Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum, we think it is important to help equip teachers with knowledge in areas that may be less familiar to them, which is grounded in academic rigour.

These trial ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions are primarily aimed at knowledge building, we will be working on other initiatives to help evolve pedagogical approaches based on the evidence we share with you at the trial events, with more details to follow.

Find more about this event by clicking here.



Anxiety; Cues, Clues & Support for Young People in School – Ask the Expert

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

Anxiety; Cues, Clues & Support for Young People in School – Ask the Expert

This session is exclusively for teachers, and the third in our ‘Ask the Expert series’. We are delighted to welcome Professor Cathy Creswell and Helen Manley to discuss ‘Anxiety – Cues, Clues & Support for Young People in School’. Cathy & Helen will also be answering your questions in a session facilitated by leading education professional Professor Barry Carpenter.

Cathy is a highly respected Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Oxford, her research focuses on the development, maintenance and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people. She will be joined by Helen, who spent 11 years as a Primary school teacher before embarking on a DPhil in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford, she is currently conducting research into the role of primary school teachers in supporting and managing anxiety in children.


Event type Teacher Exclusive Event

FREE Online via Zoom webinar
15:45 – 17:00
Exclusively for Teachers

More info & to book: https://www.acamh.org/event/school-anxiety/

Refocusing on ADHD in Education: a new resource booklet for SENCOs

 

“This is a ‘must read’ for every teacher concerned with the education of children with ADHD. Lots of practical suggestions, and new insights. Look at page 21 on the latest thinking around ADHD in Girls!”

Professor Barry Carpenter, CBE.(Patron: ADHD Foundation)

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Teaching children born pre term

As teachers in all sectors begin to get to know their classes for this Academic year, many are realising that several children were born prematurely, and this can impact on their learning .

Download: Improving developmental and educational support for children born preterm: evaluation of an e-learning resource for education professionals.

Download: Improving educational outcomes for children born preterm: a new approach

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD)Briefing Sheet

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD) – Classroom Support Sheet

Download: COMPLEX LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES RESEARCH PROJECT (CLDD) – Information Sheet

Professor Carpenter inducted as Patron of the ADHD Foundation

On a visit to the ADHD Foundation Headquarters in Liverpool earlier in October , Professor Barry Carpenter, was inducted at a Patron of the Foundation ( the Neurodiversity Charity, ) by Dr Tony Lloyd, CEO ( seen in the picture above.)

He joins other Patrons – Rory Bremner, Simon Weston, Alison Moyet and Patricia Kelly – in promoting the work of the Foundation.

In accepting this new role, Professor Carpenter said :

“It is a real honour to join the hardworking team at the ADHD Foundation, promoting the needs of neurodiverse children, whose complex needs are often not recognised and responded too.The Charity’s approach is both refreshing and groundbreaking, and their new insights and innovations, offer much from which others can learn. I , for one, look forward to going on that learning journey , encouraging others to do so, and asking them to support the important, ongoing work in whatever way they can.”


Dr Tony Lloyd , Chief Executive of the ADHD Foundation said:

Further details about the ADHD Foundation : the Neurodiversity Charity can be found at www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

“We are delighted to welcome such an internationally renowned academic and pioneering mind who is influencing our national conversation about the well-being and education of children, as a Patron of the ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity. Professor Carpenter CBE will collaborate with us as we continue to enable children to thrive in education and achieve their potential”

Further details about the ADHD Foundation : the Neurodiversity Charity can be found at www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

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