In his recent visit to Australia Barry was interviewed by ABC south Australia about FAS and the effects of drinking during pregnancy. The interview can be heard here:
A link to the SSAT think pieces with ideas around families and complex needs.
New Generation Children The Complex Challenge
Wednesday 7th November 2012
A copy of the article from NASEN reviewing the recently released training modules.
I have just acted as Director for the TDA funded Project which has developed extensive training materials for teachers of children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities.
Teachers in Early Years are often the first to identify complex needs in young children . This article describes a recent research project which looked at teaching strategies to help teachers in this sector, in particular through the newly devised Engagement Profile.
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?”