SENDIASS Road Show – Free event for parents of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018 – MORNING SESSION
Venue : Wood Green Animal Centre, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2NH.
Times: 9:15am – 12:30 pm Seminars 9:45 – 10:45am & 11:15am – 12:15pm
Seminar – Sensory issues and pupils with special educational needs
Children and young people can have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. This can occur for any child, but is also recognised as a common problem for children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum. Any of the senses may be over- or under-sensitive, or both, at different times. These sensory differences can affect behaviour, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. This session will explain what this can involve for schools and parents and how schools and parents can help.
Seminar – Where to find the information you need about your child’s education
Schools and local authorities have to publish information about SEND. This session will explain what this has to include, so that you know what to expect from them and are able to make informed decisions about your child’s education.
30 MINUTE BREAK
Seminar – Using computers and information technology to help with SEND
Computers and the programmes they run can be used to help children and young people with SEND in many ways. Examples include recording information, writing and acting as a personal organiser. Schools and the local authority have access to expert advice through the Education ICT service who advise them on how best to do this. In this seminar Richard Riley from the service will explain how your son or daughter could be helped by this technology.
Seminar – How schools support
pupils who do not have statements or EHCPs
Schools can support the majority of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities without the need for a Statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This seminar will explain how they do this and the law and guidance they follow when they do so.
To book a place please use the link below or see the attachment.