This article is available for free download from www.isei.washington.edu
When a child has Complex Learning Needs , there is no ‘quick fix’. The teacher will need to investigate, explore, search , to find out more about the styles of learning that will be effective in truly engaging the child. This is a process of Inquiry , that goes hand in hand with evidence based practice.
This was an inherent component of the national Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project in the UK, – (http://complexld.ssatrust.org.uk)
This new article by Dr Phyllis Jones and colleagues exemplifies how the process of Engagement , as the basis for effective pedagogy, links collaboratively with the Teacher process of Inquiry .
Article just published: Jones, P.; Churilla, I.; Demes, A.; Sadlo, R.; Sweeney, M.; & Pastore, H. (2015). Finding Ferdy: A Collaborative Inquiry About a Student with Complex Disabilities, The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research, 3,
Dr Raja Mukherjee (National Clinic for Fetal Alcohol, UK) explains why diagnosing FASD is important.
This week a new EU funded Erasmus Project was launched in Graz, Austria. This Project will take the extensively trialled Briefing Sheets for the UK CLDD Project (Engagement4Learning) and translate them into several European languages.
The briefing sheets will then be used to support Inclusion of children with Special Needs in the representative EU countries. The Project will go through
various trial and development phases, through to 2018.
For more information please go to http://early-inclusion.eu
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This briefing from the Office of National Statistics, (ONS) offers a useful profile of the latest trends in child mental health, and confirms a dramatic increase in mental ill health in Britain’s children.
This new Study form the Centre for Mental Health, gives current and very relevant facts and information on the current State of Mental Health in Britain’s children and young people.
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In these times of cutbacks in Special Needs services, we need to remember the value of Early Intervention for families of very young children with SEN. The Early Support programme is something that we can rightly be proud of in this Country , and has been widely praised by Early Childhood Interventionists and Academics internationally.
This timely report by Dr Ana Teresa Brito reminds of the value of this programme for families.