The war against screen time!

Amid the Covid 19 pandemic we are all spending a lot more time at home, which naturally means an increase in the usage of screen time for everybody! Now don't get me wrong there are some pros to screen time! The iPad/ tablet (other brands are available) can in fact be our saviour! Technology has made it possible to have lots of fun, educational act...
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Back To School

It's that time! it's the first week back to school already which means back to school preparation is in final swing for many of us. This is a first! Back to school after around 6 months off! During a pandemic! To help with the anxiety this may cause for children and parents we have a few tips for you. Going back to school at such a time after isola...
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10 Things that special needs parents want you to know but don’t say…..

Sometimes there are things we don't like to openly admit as special needs parents, we keep them close to our chests…so here goes...  1. We are are not Superheroes! We hate it when people say, 'we don't know how you do it' We don't want to hate it, but we do, we want to take it as the compliment you meant to deliver it with, but we can't. ...
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Supporting Understanding and Reducing Frustration

A common speech and language therapy recommendation is using visual information to support a child's understanding, and it's for good reason. The following scenario attempts to explain why…  Imagine you have arrived on a different planet and your brain has not adapted to interpreting the language the people speak there.  Let's call the la...
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Homeschooling a teachers view.

To those of you worried about homeschooling, have a read of this.  This is really good advice:Sacred Heart Catholic Primary SchoolMessage from Mr. Hellett:I found this posted by a fellow Headteacher and I agree 100% with everything in it:Dear Parents and Carers, Lots of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and under pressure by everyt...
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Coronavirus - Covid-19

With this new pandemic it's pretty scary right now and can be overwhelming for many, especially us with vulnerable families, we are dealing with panic buying, closures , children's understanding with unclear information and it's difficult to see the positives at such an uncertain time. I spent time yesterday thinking of how to be positive in such u...
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New Years Resolutions

It's that time! It's new year and with that comes new year resolutions! Wow as SEN parents we don't half like to put the pressure on ourselves! With that in mind some tips for your 'New Years resolution' Be Realistic Chose something realistic! Something you may succeed in and actually achieve! Break It Down Once you have decided on that resolu...
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Back To School

Wow it's the first week of September already which means back to school preparation is in final swing for many of us. To help with the anxiety this may cause for children and parents we have a few tips for you. Going back to school can make many children feel anxious and nervous, especially so if it's a first day at school, nursery, primary or high...
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