Learning how to work closely with parents of children with special educational needs and fostering a positive relationship with them is essential. In fact, it can be as important as learning how to support the child. Here are five strategies to help you establish a trusting and collaborative relationship with parents…
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Not many people have ever heard of it but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) 5, (American Psychiatric Association 2013) is used by paediatricians and psychiatrists world wide as an aid to diagnosis. In the DSM, ‘echolalia’ (immediate or delayed) is listed as a significant symptom leading to a diagnosis of autistic syndrome disorder (ASD). The DSM describes echolalia as an example of a repetitive pattern of behaviour that may include verbatim repetition of words, phrases or more extensive parts of dialogue or songs. The DSM says that these utterances do not appear to be relevant to the current situation. Echoing (echolalia) is seen as a symptom of an underlying condition, a sign that something is wrong.
Colin and Elliot Newton launch a series of 4 workshops with 60 EP and SEN colleagues in Bristol on person centred planning featuring the use of PATH. Wonderful and moving engagement and lots of full inclusion talk!
Person Centred Planning – One Page Plans- delivered by Colin Newton and Claire Darwin PEP of Suffolk CC. Training went down well and was greatly appreciated by mainly secondary pastoral staff, college practitioners and family workers.
Fresh approaches to behaviour and relationships – Suffolk – This inclusive input was delivered by Colin Newton and Claire Darwin PEP of Suffolk CC. Well received by all those present from across the education sectors 0-24.
Seely Primary school Peer Mediators are half way through their training with Inclusive Solutions. ‘Listening Lion’ being introduced and fabulous listening skills on display!
Rich training day in Warwickshire for staff and parents of secondary age young people with Downs Syndrome. Colin and Derek offered training on inclusion and the Circle of Friends approach. UPS OF DOWNS – very impressive campaigning group – speaking up for the right to life, inclusive education – as well as the tremendous value of citizens with Downs in our communities and families.