Categories Archives: SEN

How to win a SEN tribunal

Posted by iChild, March 18, 2020 11:39 AM
Article Excerpt Image For many parents, a tribunal may be the only way they can get the right level of support to help their child achieve their potential at school. Journalist Hasna Haider shares her advice to help parents navigate this often difficult and emotional situation.

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What to do if your child is showing signs of hearing loss

Posted by iChild, January 29, 2020 10:14 AM
Article Excerpt Image Hearing loss affects thousands of families across the UK but when you become a parent knowing the signs in your own child can be difficult. Ben Meredith, audiologist and Senior Clinical Specialist from hearing specialists, MED-EL, offers his advice on what to do if you suspect your baby or child may be experiencing hearing problems. Our thanks to MED-EL for sharing his article with iChild.

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Helping children with a stammer

Posted by iChild, October 23, 2019 1:42 PM
Article Excerpt Image Sue Cottrell (author of Can I tell you about Stammering? Jessica Kingsley Publishers) shares her experience of supporting children and young people who stammer. 22nd October was International Stammering Awareness Day, but this blog certainly has relevance every day.

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Worried about your child's mental health?

Posted by iChild, June 29, 2018 3:06 PM
Article Excerpt Image We are proud be permitted to share this blog by Place2Be, a leading children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. Even children of primary school age can suffer from mental health issues. This article shares the benefit of Place2Be's extensive experience to help us support our children.

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Working with a slow talker

Posted by iChild, January 17, 2018 1:09 PM
Article Excerpt Image By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy", who was a childminder for 14 years until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. She has looked after a range of different children. Here she shares her experience in caring for children with a speech delay or disorder.

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Working with a Down Syndrome child

Posted by iChild, September 13, 2017 10:42 AM
Article Excerpt Image By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy". She is a mum, step mum and grandparent, who worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. She has great experience in caring for a range of different children.

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Using the Five Point Scale to manage emotions

Posted by iChild, August 09, 2017 2:36 PM
Article Excerpt Image Blogger, Mummy Times Two, has a nine year old daughter on the Autism spectrum. She is also an Autism Specialist Teacher. In this post she shares a useful technique for managing children's emotions.

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Caring for a child in a wheelchair

Posted by iChild, June 28, 2017 5:35 PM
Article Excerpt Image By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy". She is a mum, step mum and grandparent, who worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. She has great experience in caring for a range of different children.

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Five things I wish I had known on diagnosis day

Posted by iChild, March 15, 2017 2:18 PM
Article Excerpt Image Blogger, Mummy Times Two, has a nine year old daughter on the Autism spectrum. She is also an Autism Specialist Teacher. In this post, she shares her experience caring for her daughter, and what she has learnt throughout the years.

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