Working in education and schools requires partnership, expertise and collaboration. Evidence is key when applying for assessment with a view to securing an EHCP.
There are many sources of help for those working with
Special Educational Needs and for S.E.N. Training:
IPSEA - on www.ipsea.org.uk - which offers independent sector - Independent Parental Special Educational Advice (IPSEA).
SOS!SEN on www.sossen.org.uk – for an independent helpline for special educational needs.
The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils – on CReSTeD site www.crested.org.uk
British Dyslexia Association - on www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
The British Psychological Services - www.bps.org.uk/psychology-public/find-psychologist/find-psychologist
Dyslexia Action for Dyslexia Institute – on www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
National Autistic Society – on www.autism.org.uk
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – see NHS Choices or ask G.P.
ACE – Advisory Centre for Education – on www.ace-ed.org.uk and Advice Line on tel. 0808 800 5793
IASS - Information, Advice and Support Service - within your own local authority. This used to be called Parent Partnership.
ADDISS - National Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Information and Suport Service - at www.addiss.co.uk
National Association for Special Educational Needs at www.nasen.org.uk .The SEND Gateway is helpful at
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – on www.rcsit.org/
ACAMH - Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - at www.acamh.org - for ADHD, ASD, Anxiety Disorder & more
National Aphasia Association - www.aphasia.org
STAR Institute - www.spdstar.org - for sensory processing disorder (SPD)
SI Network - www.sensoryintegration.org.uk
ADHD Foundation - www.adhdfoundation.org.uk
Autism - Child Autism UK - www.childautism.org.uk for support and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services for children.
PLEASE SEE BELOW or the CONTACT PAGE if you would like SEN Training for SEN teachers,a whole staff team, teaching assistant groups, senior leaders, parents' worshop, school, nursery or academy syndicate:
S.E.N.D. and SAFEGUARDING
"Jeannette Bidder's wealth of expertise has proved invaluable in our setting. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and her vast experience has enabled teachers to support children more effectively. She is very good at explaining complex learning issues in ways that are easy for teachers and parents to understand. I couldn't recommend her services more highly."
Head of Pre-Prep,
Eaton Square School, London
" Well informed, inspirational sessions that are aimed at all members of staff who work with young children. Jeannette is capable, experienced and confident and always leaves her audience buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm, a true professional with a wealth of experience to share!"
The Lyceum School, London
"I have always relied on Jeannette for her professionalism, the depth of her knowledge and the breadth of her experience. No one is more familiar with learning needs and the multiple layers of fact and fiction surrounding them."
Riddlesworth Hall School
"Inspiring and pragmatic. What most impresses me about Jeannette, other than her breadth and depth of knowledge, is how well she communicates with parents. Jeannette's compassion and her understanding of individual children's needs shines through."
The Study School,