Exclusions are a common theme for children with some form of Autism. Catriona Moore says the shocking figures can be reversed with some considered reforms to school practice
Many of the symptoms boys with autism present are missing or masked in girls. As a result they go undiagnosed and unsupported, Carol Povey reports.
Amy Husband is the head teacher of Clifford Bridge Academy. Here she gives a personal view on what it means to be an inclusive school.
Child File: Understanding and responding to Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Research has uncovered some disturbing information about cyberbullying among children with SEND, reports Dean West.
Speech, language and communication needs are the single most prevalent need among children with SEN, whatever their diagnosis—and the impact, should this need remain unaddressed, can last a lifetime. Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of children’s communication charity I CAN, examines the stakes.
Day-to-day challenges a SENCo faces can often indicate more serious problems in the school’s wider policy and practice. How, then, can SENCos delve beyond the obvious answers to reveal the broader issues that lie beneath? Dr Amelia Roberts presents three fictional scenarios.
Caroline Hattersley reports that many parents of children with autism struggle to get the right
educational support. She explains the nature of autism, how it affects children’s experience at school and, above all, how teachers can improve their skills to meet the needs of children with autism more effectively.