On Tuesday 14th May, 2013, as part of a seminar in the Houses of Parliament, Professor Carpenter, co founder of the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, launched a Statement on behalf of the Forum, calling for better educational planning , resources and provision. The Statement is intended as a catalyst for debate and informed decision making, and calls for further research into teaching and learning for this group of children, whose numbers rise annually. The Statement was presented to Fabian Hamilton , MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Education Group .Dr Rona Tutt , also a co founder of the Forum , and a past President of the NAHT, also presented at the seminar with particular reference to past SEND legislation , and the current Children and Families Bill.
This article outline a research project that investigated ways of personalising learning for children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities found that engagement was critical to effective learning.
A radio interview from the recent tour of Australia
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.
The debate around children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has been further fuelled by this channel 4 programme. The need to get this information out to schools , to enable teachers to take appropriate action in their teaching remains critical.
People often ask ” what were the main trends you saw in children with Complex Needs through your research?’ This Executive Summary may offer some useful signposts.
For a recent international review of the book, “Educating Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ” please go to page 9 of the Newsletter below from the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society .