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Special Educational Needs - Getting started with statements

Special Educational Needs - Getting started with statements

Tania Tirraoro
Realising your child has special educational needs is stressful for any parent. Getting them the help they require can be a long, drawn-out, frustrating and expensive process. In the UK, the system of getting a statement of special educational needs is complicated for anyone to negotiate. This parent-to-parent book, written by the creator of the Special Needs Jungle website, Tania Tirraoro, tells parents what to do, how and when to do it in an easy to follow step-by-step approach. It includes real examples of successful applications for statutory assessment and placements so parents can see the evidence they need to prove their child's case. "I only wish that I when I was going through the statementing process striving to get John Paul the right education, speech therapy and respite for the family that I had read this book." Maria Hutchings, SEN Campaigner
ISBN/ASIN: 978-1908603586
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My Life Plan CD

My Life Plan CD

Information Plus
My Life Plan is a new interactive resource designed specifically for Person Centred Planning using the latest interactive software techniques. The overall aim is to help people talk about their lives, plan meetings and record agreed actions to monitor outcomes.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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SEN Assist Literacy: The Three Bears (Interactive story CD Rom)

SEN Assist Literacy: The Three Bears (Interactive story CD Rom)

Adele Devine - SEN teacher and Quentin Devine - designer/developer
SEN Assist 'The Three Bears': an interactive story CDRom for SEN students. * Language is taken from the N.C first 100 H/F words. * The writing is animated with associated symbols (ideal for visual learners such as those with ASDs') * Suitable for use on IWB and PC's. * 24 games: matching, sequencing, spelling, comprehension, prepositions and pronouns, making P Levels easier to assess. * 4 different ability levels. * 6 activities in a row to get an individual certificate. * Activities and work systems link with TEACCH. * SEN Assist aims to make an individual education a realistic expectation.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: SEN Assist
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Learning Disability Today

Learning Disability Today

Pavilion Publishing
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: © Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd
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Learning Disability Today

Learning Disability Today

Pavilion Publishing
The easy-to-read full colour magazine features a mix of feature articles, news, comment and research written by and for people working in the learning disability field. It also includes real life case studies from people with learning disability explaining how the service they receive has impacted on their life.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: © Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd
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Self-injurious Behaviour

Self-injurious Behaviour

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Professors Chris Oliver and Glynis Murphy, the UK's leading authorities on self-injurious behaviour, join forces to offer clear and practical information and advice to families caring for individuals with severe learning disabilities. In this 45 minute video/DVD you will also meet Laura and Tobias, learn how their self-injurious behaviour has affected their lives and the lives of their families, and how some simple, straightforward steps can help to reduce self-injurious behaviour. The video/DVD emphasizes understanding the causes and the function of the self injurious behaviour, and addresses issues such as the use of medication and protective devices.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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Independent Travel Training Programme

Independent Travel Training Programme

New Horizons Partnership
The Independent Travel Training Programme provides organisations, particularly those involved in learning disabilities, with a complete training package that addresses the issue of independent travel. It aims to increase the choices available to both organisations and end service users with regard to transport issues. This practical-based programme has been developed for any individual with low literacy levels who has limited independent travel skills and road safety awareness. It is highly pictorial and, because of the low literacy levels required, is ideal for use with learning disabled individuals. It is 100% trainer led and uses pictures, animations and sounds to support its teaching and make it fun to use and easy to understand. Your organisation can access the Independent Travel Training and Road Safety Awareness programme for your clients by sending staff to a "Training for Trainers" course, which is run at locations throughout Northern Ireland and the UK.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Intellectual property of New Horizons Partnership
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ISPEEK at Home

ISPEEK at Home

Janet Dixon
ISPEEK at Home has 1300 visual communication images most suited to situations in the home setting. Files are:- Templates Ispeek Card Maker Schedule Strips Injection Hospital Dressing Feelings Meal Choices Where are you Hurting? Ready Made Files Doctor Hygiene Images (Saved both as jpegs and as wmf files) 1. FEELINGS 2. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS 3. PLEASE LISTEN 4. IN THE HOME 5. SAVOURY FOOD 6. SWEET FOOD 7. DRINKS 8. PACKAGING 9. SHOPPING 10. COOKING 11. HEALTH AND HYGIENE 12. HOLIDAYS - VACATIONS 13. CLOTHES 14. LEISURE 15. PEOPLE 16. MEDICAL
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Copyright Janet Dixon 2006
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ISPEEK at School

ISPEEK at School

Janet Dixon
ISPEEK at School has 1300 visual communication images most suited to situations in the home setting. Files are:- Templates Ispeek Card Maker Schedule Strips Behaviour Choose School Visits Certificate What’s the Matter ? Class Timetable Ready Made Files School day Community Images (Saved both as jpegs and as wmf files) 1. CURRICULUM 2. SENSORY 3. BEHAVIOUR 4. RESOURCES 5. TIME AND NUMBER 6. CONCEPTS 7. UNDERSTANDING 8. PLACES AND VISITS 9. INDEPENDENCE 10. SOCIAL SKILLS 11. TRANSITIONS 12. AROUND AND ABOUT 13. BREAK TIMES 14. WORKING 15. ACTIONS 16. PERSONAL CARE
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Copyright Janet Dixon 2006
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Chance to Choose, Sex and Relationships Education for Young People with Special Needs

Chance to Choose, Sex and Relationships Education for Young People with Special Needs

Hilary Dixon
Chance to Choose is a resource for educators working with people with learning disabilities. It consists of 73 activities which could create an SRE curriculum from Key Stages 1 and 2, through Key Stages 3 and 4 to young adults.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Copyright: Me-and-Us Ltd
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Picture Yourself 2, Social and Sex Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Picture Yourself 2, Social and Sex Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Hilary Dixon and Ann Craft, Illustrations: David Gifford
A set of 192 new drawings to complement those in the renowned Picture Yourself. These illustrations cover six additional themes to those in Picture Yourself and similarly can be re-printed individually by educators of young people and adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties. Some of the drawings may be useful to help students with autistic spectrum disorder recognise subtle body language.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Copyright Me-and-Us Ltd; Illustrations David Gifford
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Picture Yourself, Social and Sex Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Picture Yourself, Social and Sex Education for People with Learning Disabilities

Hilary Dixon and Ann Craft, Illustrations: David Gifford
192 illustrations with educators notes, for use by educators young people or adults with moderate or severe learning difficulties. Illustrations can be printed individually for classroom use.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Copyright Me-and-Us Ltd; Illustrations David Gifford
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Circle of Adults

Circle of Adults

Derek Wilson and Colin Newton (Inclusive Solutions)
The Circle of Adults process offers a clear structure and a stimulating experience to allow adults to support and extend their work with young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties. It costs £19.95 plus post and packing.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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An Introduction to Challenging Behaviour

An Introduction to Challenging Behaviour

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
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Framework for Language and Interaction in the Curriculum

Framework for Language and Interaction in the Curriculum

Heather Bovingdon and Sarah Wheeler
This is a full-colour downloadable CDROM resource which targets the speaking and listening area of the National Curriculum in order to aid Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Nursery Workers and other Professionals. It contains session plans and objective sheets for five different topics of the Curriculum at three developmental levels (from early P Levels to National Curriculum Level 2), as well as providing all the resources to support these programmes. This framework was devised by Speech and Language Therapists and is a simple easy to use resource which requires no training or lengthy assessment to get going!
ISBN/ASIN: 0-9549094-0-2
Copyright: Copyright FLIC Ltd 2004
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Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia

Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia

Gill Dixon/Lois Addy
This book gives the reader a unique insight and understanding of the hidden disability - dyspraxia. Written by two people with considerable experience, it allows the reader to genuinely appreciate the needs of children with dyspaxia. It provides a comprehensive overview of dyspraxia, and offers a wealth of essential information relating to support strategies.
ISBN/ASIN: 0-415-31489-5
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The Well-being Workshop

The Well-being Workshop

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
This is a multimedia training pack to help services run workshops for carers
ISBN/ASIN: 1 903645 735
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Phonological Skills Programme

Phonological Skills Programme

Kathryn Dickie MRCSLT Dp. Spec. Ed.
Comprehensive pack for working with phonological awareness. Suitable for groups or individuals from the age of 4 years. Can be used by classroom assistants or parents with support from a speech and language therapist. 200 activities with over 300 pages of b/w pictures. Colour pictures are available to purchase separately. Please contact kathrynmary@tiscali.co.uk for purchasing details.
ISBN/ASIN: N/A
Copyright: Kathryn Dickie


Mind Reading DVD Rom

Mind Reading DVD Rom

Simon Baron-Cohen, Ofer Golan, Sally Wheelwright, and Jacqueline Hill
This dvd-rom contains videos and audios of actors expressing every known human emotion, through the face and the voice. It is a resource for people who want to study human emotions to improve their recognition skills. It is aimed at children from age 4 through to adulthood, and contains over 5000 emotion files that can be accessed as an encyclopedia of emotions or as games and quizzes.
ISBN/ASIN: n/a
Copyright: Copyright is held between the publisher (jkp.com) and Cambridge University, and the royalty to the latter goes entirely into charitable Autism research.
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Widgit Rebus Symbol Glossary

Widgit Rebus Symbol Glossary

Tina Detheridge, Helen Whittle and Cate Detheridge
The Glossary is 152 pages and describes: * The Rebus Symbol Development Project and design criteria of the new symbols * A section on using the Glossary * A full listing of the Widgit Rebus symbol set classified under topic headings.
ISBN/ASIN: 0953934616
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Calling The Shots

Calling The Shots

Heartfelt Ltd, Scottish Borders Council and SCLD
"People with learning disabilities and family carers being trainers and decision makers...You're having a laugh surely?" Released October 2005, Calling The Shots is a new film and interactive training resource in DVD format which shows you how to fully involve people with learning disabilities and family carers in every aspect of training and more. For more information email clare.h@scld.co.uk or visit http://www.ixseed.org.uk
ISBN/ASIN: n/a
Copyright: www.scopeproductions.co.uk www.scld.co.uk heartfelt_ltd@yahoo.co.uk
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One Child

One Child

Torey Hayden
ISBN/ASIN: 0007199058
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Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Les Staves
ISBN/ASIN: 1853466956
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Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome

Patricia Logan Oelwein
ISBN/ASIN: 0933149557
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Literacy Through Symbols

Literacy Through Symbols

Tina and Mike Detheridge
Symbols are used widely to help children and adults with learning difficulties. Their use ranges from helping children who have difficulties learning to spell, through to children and adults who are not able to use traditional text as a means of reading and self-expression. This second edition of an important and essentially practical book is now fully updated and revised to take into account the significant developments that have been made in using symbols to support literacy. It is full of ideas and examples of the ways in which access to literacy can be enhanced through the use of symbols, based on experience of the authors and many practitioners. Topics covered include: * how symbols are being used in schools, colleges and day centres * ways in which symbols can help and enhance learning and independence * lots of new examples of good practice from practitioners * the results of the Rebus Symbol Development project * how symbols fit with the National Literacy Strategy * how symbols can be used to make information more accessible
ISBN/ASIN: 1853468525
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Symbols Now

Symbols Now

Chris Abbott
The follow up to Literacy Through Symbols, Symbols Now is a collection of examples of ways in which pictorial symbols are being used with and by people with learning difficulties. The book is full of examples from practitioners who wish to share their experience more widely, to the benefit of everybody working in the field. The book highlights interesting and good practice which will help to inform newcomers and experts alike. Symbols Now is edited by Chris Abbott from Kings College, London. Symbols Now will be of interest to anybody involved with children and adults who have learning difficulties, or to people who would like to know more about how symbols can enhance access to learning and information.
ISBN/ASIN: 0953934608
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The Autistic Spectrum - A Parents' Guide

The National Autistic Society
ISBN/ASIN: 1899280081
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Of Mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure

Of Mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopman
ISBN/ASIN: 184310007X
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The Essential Difference

The Essential Difference

Simon Baron-Cohen
ISBN/ASIN: 0141011017
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

Mark Haddon
ISBN/ASIN: 0099450259
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  • These free resources are in pdf file format and can be saved to your computer and/or printed out. The passports are a way of describing a persons individuality and needs to anyone who works with them. Very useful where communication is limited, and can save a lot of frustration from both sides. It means you can know about a person quickly and give the correct support.

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