This video shows the lecture Professor Carpenter gave on the Changing Pattern of Childhood Disability and Special Needs, given in September 2013, at the Medical School of Berlin.
This presentation was given by Dr Anne Bellert, ( and shared with her permission,) at the Australian Association of Special Education National Conference in Adelaide, 30th September, 2013.
This conference, a joint congress of the Annual Conference of the European Association on Early Childhood Intervention (EURLYAID) and the 2nd National Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Intervention Conference of the Turkish Association on Early Childhood Intervention invites you to participate in:
For conference information, please go to: http://www.iceci2014.com/eng/index.php
April 3 – 6, 2014
AKKA Hotel Antedon
We have so much more to understand about how the brain functions. As our knowledge increases, so our insights into the new generation of children with disabilities will grow, and we will better understand how they learn , and how we , as teachers , can better match our teaching styles. Indeed some creative and innovative pedagogy may be required!
A great leader in the area of Neuroscience is Professor Colin Blakemore. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine , I commend to you this lecture he gave recently at the RSM.
Through the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, we endeavour to stimulate a dialogue between Neuroscientists and Teachers working with children and young people with SEND.
There are two forthcoming events which may be of interest.
On November 7th , there will be a Seminar on the Neuroscience of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders .
On February 6th, 2014, the Annual Conference will focus on Mental Health, and the insights neuroscience can bring to this most co occurring of Complex Needs.
Both events will be held in London , and further details can be obtained from Natalie Eccles,
Presentations from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Scotland conference on FASD.
A post on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Education website summarising the recent presentation on FSAD
The UK’s First Conference on the Education of the Premature-born Child on 31st January 2013, buy the SSAT. The report can be viewed below.
Positive Path International is hosting an international conference presenting the latest information in Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD).
This conference is relevant for all Educators, Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Health Professionals, Social/Human Services and anyone with an interest in students with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
Schools are clearly recognising changes in the population of children. The Green Paper on Special Educational Needs, “Support and Aspiration”, from the Government has documented this too.
At the SSAT National Conference in Birmingham in 2011 I posited the challenge , “Changing Children – Changing Schools ? They have – have we?”