EDUCATIONAL pSYCHOLOGY

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Children who learn with EAL (for course members only)

Post-Course Resources

 

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  1. Circle of Friends

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Families

Families

Families

Definition of family

The term family

“refers to the network of important people around the child, in whatever form the family is constituted. This could involve parents, partners of parents, step-parents, grandparents, carers and key adults in a child’s life, siblings, step-siblings and extended family members who have a close relationship with the child”. (Pugh, 2010)

 

Families

 

 

  

 How can we engage families? 

 

 

 

  

 Top Tips

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How can we help?

 

Birmingham Educational Psychology Team can support schools in their work with parents, carers, family members, family support practitioners etc. either through the visiting EP or specialist EPs within our team. We can provide support in the following ways.

Educational Psychologists provide an Annual Subscription Service which includes attending meetings with family members and working directly with families in different ways.

    • Incredible Years: The School Readiness Programme– A development of early learning and play skills:
      • Designed for groups of parents with young children (3-6 years)
      • Practitioners from schools and early years settings can also attend.
      • The programme is aimed at enabling parents to help their children develop skills that will enhance their early years school experience. 
      • Includes four 2-hour workshops. 
      • Parents are encouraged to increase positive communication skills with their children (such as increasing praise and encouragement) and reduce unhelpful management strategies. 
      • Outcomes: increased positive social skills, increased understanding and use of language, increased problem-solving and pro-social behaviours.
    • Drop ins
      • An opportunity to have a confidential chat about your child with an Educational Psychologist for up to 40 minutes and receive information/advice relating to your child’s development and learning e.g. ideas on how to manage a difficult situation.
      • Follow-up session(s) if required.
      • Punjabi and Urdu speakers welcome and will not need an interpreter as a female psychologist speaks these languages.
      • You can also bring another family member or friend if you wish.
    • FRIENDS for Life
    • Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). 
  • Bespoke project work – e.g. working alongside family liaison practitioners to help them to develop systems to enable positive outcomes for families.
  • Training, workshops and intervention groups for parents and carers in a range of areas such as developing language, play skills, and reading for children.

Useful resources

  1. www.familylives.org.uk/ Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support for all aspects of family life. Family Lives listens and provides support in a non-judgemental way.
  2. www.parentinguk.org/ Parenting UK is an aspect of Family Lives, providing support for people who are working with families. Parenting UK aims to achieve better parenting by raising awareness of parenting issues and improving the performance of the parenting workforce.
  3. www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk Gives top talking tips for parents.
  4. fdslive.oup.com A National Report describing how schools can increase parental engagement with children’s learning.
  5. global.oup.com A video showing how schools can increase parental engagement with children’s learning.
  6. familiesandschoolstogether.com An award winning early intervention programme which supports children's learning at home to help them fulfill their potential at school.

 

 

 

Circle of Friends (for course members only)

Post-Course Resources

 

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Anti-Bullying

Anti-Bullying: a whole school and Special Needs and disabilities issue

Introduction

 

A Definition of Bullying

The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as….

The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another of person, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face- to-face or through cyberspace.

An educational setting has a duty of care to protect all its members and to provide a safe, healthy environment.

The United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child in 1989 states:

Article 12 states

Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously

Article 29 states

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

The Equality Act 2010

Protects vulnerable groups from discrimination, harassment and victimisation in education and all settings must take preventative action.

 

Anti-Bullying Top Tips

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Books for Children and Young People

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The unforgettable, life-affirming and internationally bestselling story of August Pullman - a boy who's desperate to blend in, but is destined to stand out because of the way he looks.

For more books and other resources go to

http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/resources/key-stage-3-4/sen-disabilities

 

Useful Links:

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced guidance for all schools including Academies and Free Schools which outlines its duties towards preventing and and tackling bullying in schools:

http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying

 

For a range information, support, advice and services to help you prevent and tackle bullying of children and young people, go to

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/stop-bullying

 

The Anti-Bullying alliance has a SEND Information Hub. It also has information about their programme aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of bullying of children and young people with SEND and free resources for young people, parent/carers, schools staff and other professionals a:

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/resources.aspx

 

You can also sign up for a free monthly bulletin at:

http://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/send-programme.aspx

 

You can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet at:

www.saferinternetday.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Supporting Newly Arrived Children and Young People (for course members only)

Post-Course Resources

 

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Understanding Down Syndrome

Understanding Down Syndrome

 

The 'Phonological Loop'

 

I Want In

10 steps to effective literacy support

toptips

Supporting children with Down syndrome in Junior & infant schools

 

Useful contacts and information:

 

Down Syndrome Education International

www.dseinternational.org 

www.seeandlearn.org/

 

Down Syndrome Association – based at the Langdon Down Centre Teddington Middlesex

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/

 

NASEN – National Association of SEN 

www.nasen.org.uk/

 

IPSEA – National charity which provides free legal advice for children with SEN

www.ipsea.org.uk/

 

Symbol UK – Family support service based in Kent 

www.symboluk.co.uk

 

 

Down Syndrome Good Practice Guidelines

 

The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Down syndrome has published a report presenting good practice guidelines for the education of children and young people with Down syndrome aged from birth to 25 years (September 2012).

The report is available to download. For a copy of the report go to:

www.ucl.ac.uk  

 

 

Upcoming Birmingham Educational Psychology courses:

 

  • Down Syndrome Reading and Language course (17th February 2016) 
  • Down Syndrome Day 1 (21st September 2016)
  • Down Syndrome Day 2 (10th October 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Ivor Brainbox's guide to the Human Brain

IVOR Brain Box                           

IVOR Brain Box presents:

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Videos:

Dr Dan Siegel ‘The low road.

 

 

Sarah Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain.

 

 

Useful Documents:

 

  • Where the wild things are, by Maurice Sendak
  • Angry Arthur, by Hiawyn Oram

 

Quotes:

‘Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children’ - Walt Disney

   

‘Providing emotional holding or emotional containment refers to the process of demonstrating to the child with attachment difficulties that all their feelings, regardless of whether they are positive or negative,  can be tolerated,  managed,  thought about and understood as having meaning.’  Bomber,  L M 2006 (Charlotte Reeve: Not just children with attachment difficulties -  all of us …)

Tribunals

Tribunals

Written and Oral Evidence                                                           

 

YouTube Clips

Who is Who?

 

 

On the Day

 

 

 Top Tips

Support that is available from the EPS     

Specialist tribunal supervision: problem solving cases, planning assessments, critical friend reviewing reports and preparation before the hearing. 

Specialist training: preparing for a tribunal, being confident at a tribunal, how to respond to tricky questions. 

 

Call us today so we can discuss your requirements. 

 

Useful Links    

SENDIST website    

http://www.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/send

This website gives you a lot of guidance on Tribunals, including how the hearing runs and how to prepare.

Government website

https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

A comprehensive Government site on SEN for schools and LEAs, also useful for parents.

 

Useful Articles

Equality Act 2010

http://tinyurl.com/z4bbq9m

Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability

SEN Code of Practice       

http://tinyurl.com/os5afpu     

 

Create an impression at the Tribunal Hearing

 

Tribunal presentation