Special Needs

Deaf Children Are Being Failed by the Education System

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

Imagine a world where nearly two thirds of children were leaving school without getting good GCSEs. Parents would rightly be furious that their child hadn't got the right support at school. There would be outrage and a clamour for urgent action. But when it comes to deaf children, this is the reality that we face.

A School for All?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mik Scarlet

After spending a day at Putteridge High School meeting the students and the committed staff members, I am sure that the Inclusive approach to education really works. Putteridge does have two special needs groups, made up of children of all abilities and impairments, but the goal is for those students to enter the mainstream classes eventually.

The Importance of Parent Carer Support - the North Lancashire Directions Group Parent Carer Information Day

Jo Worgan | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

As a mum of a child with autism I know just how important it is to gain support from those around you who understand, namely other parent carers.

The Joys of Poo When Raising an Autistic Child

Jo Worgan | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Well I really do not like talking about poo, it's not one of my most favourite subjects really but it certainly needs to be discussed. The problems of pooing on the toilet are I know, not only unique to my son who is aged 5 .

Soft Play Session for Children with Special Needs

Jo Worgan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We recently attended a private play session at a local soft play centre; this was for children with additional and special needs, their siblings and parents. My youngest son Tom, aged 5 has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Teen With Special Needs Tasered By Police At School

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage boy with complex learning difficulties has been Tasered by police in the grounds of a special school owned by the exclusive Priory Group. ...


Caroline White | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline White

Each child is an equal, with their own set of strengths and weaknesses and the best job any parent can do is nurture them as individuals and make sure they are fulfilled, happy, respectful and kind.

Summer Lovin' - Camp America Part Two

Rebecca Root | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Do I have to say anymore to recommend taking part in a Camp America Programme? No matter what your age, background or experience, camp can be life changing and the best fun you'll ever have. It has you doing things you never imagined with people you never knew existed.

Let's Get This Travel Thing Started!

Rebecca Root | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

So I applied to Camp America and got accepted to Round Lake Camp, Pennsylvania. I think possibly the best decision I ever made right there. It was an affordable way to go and see some of the world, I worked for two months and my visa gave me an extra few months to travel afterwards.

Hello Brick Wall, Meet My Head

Shan Ellis | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shan Ellis

What I am asking here is why does it have to be so bloody hard? All schools are given a SEN budget, unfortunately they are afraid of labelling a child at an early age, as are the County. The end result is a child who has no behavioural need is left to slide, loosing self-confidence in their ability.

Exclusion Figures Prove We Need to Tackle Root Causes Behind Bad Behaviour

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK
Anne Marie Carrie

When you see an unruly child making a scene at school it's easy to dismiss them as irresponsible and reckless. What people don't realise is that behind inappropriate and erratic actions often lies a tragic story.

Spell 'Thazz', 'Fape' And 'Spron' - The New Reading Test For Children

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children should not be tested on made-up words like "voo", "terg" and "bim" to check their reading skills, school leaders warned on Monday. As six-...

Saying it Out Loud

Hannah-Jane Miles | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah-Jane Miles

When we are at a park or soft play area, and my little boy hits other children or pushes them over, it breaks my heart. Yet, I am still too embarrassed to tell them that he is autistic.

Lucy Sherriff

Police To Launch New Line Of Enquiry Into 'Decades' Of School Sex Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Victims who suffered "decades of abuse" at a special needs school are being urged to come forward by police who have set up a new inquiry team to inve...

Autistic Child Records Teachers Bullying Him

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A child with autism has recorded his teachers bullying him after his father sent him to school with a wire. Stuart Chaifetz was concerned after he ...