Lecture on the Changing Pattern of Childhood Disability and Special Needs

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.

Special Needs in the Early Years – an International Early Intervention Conference.

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:

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
“Bridging Research & Practice in Early Childhood Intervention”

For conference information, please go to: http://www.iceci2014.com/eng/index.php

April 3 – 6, 2014

AKKA Hotel Antedon
Antalya, Turkey

The Promise of Neuroscience

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.

http://www.rsmvideos.com/videoPlayer/?vid=393&class=videoThumb

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,

International Conference in Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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.

Positive Path brochure

SSAT Conference 2011

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?”