Getting the educational provision you need for your special needs child can feel like an uphill struggle. This book offers clear guidance on how authorities such as Local Education Authorities, schools, the National Health Service and the Government function, what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight most effectively for the education they need. Basing the book on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked with - and in some cases challenged - the authorities to get the right education for her children. Outlining what she did, how she did it, and how you can do the same, she explains clearly the implications of the Special Educational Needs code of practice and the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as giving advice on diagnosis, assessment, and dealing with the authorities. Further sections look at how to address issues such as transition between schools, and bullying. Interweaving real-life experience with practical advice, Guerrilla Mum is essential reading for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Everything you need to know when your child starts primary school
Author: Sarah Ebner
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
What every parent needs to know before your first child starts school. Is your first child about to start school? Do you want to give your child the best start to their education and school life? Are you nervous about dealing with other parents and teachers? If you're worried about how to prepare your child - and yourself - for school for the first time, The Starting School Survival Guide eases your worries and gives you all the gossip from the school gate telling you everything you need to know. Any idea what a number-line is? Nervous of being told off by the lunch box police? It's okay, because Sarah Ebner, author of The Times popular blog School Gate and mother of two, is going to arm you with all the things people never tell you to prepare for when term time begins! Packed with tons of personal advice and tips from parents who've been through it themselves, find out how to prepare yourself - and your child - for surviving the school system unscathed. From help with choosing and applying to the right school in the first place, and preparing for your child's first day, to dealing with head lice, navigating school cliques (children as well as parents!) and interacting with teachers and other parents, you'll find out all the best ways to cope and more, including: Preparing your child: when to teach them to read, the perils of school uniform, tips to help them learn Gossip at the gate: dealing with school gate mums, the etiquette of birthday parties, and negotiating friendships Education: helping with homework, key stage exams and understanding the national curriculum Holidays: how many can you take, holidays in term-time, what to do with your child during the summer Problems at school: children with special needs, coping with shyness, what to do if your child is bullied or is the bully...) From classroom to playground, and beyond the school gate, this is essential reading for every parent entering the school system for the very first time (since you left school yourself).
How can I help my child that has got dyslexia or dyspraxia? Perhaps you've just found out your child has dyslexia, or suspect your child may have dyspraxia. This can be a confusing time for any parent, full of worry and uncertainty. Author Sally McKeown gets right to the heart of the matter in How to Help your Child with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. She brings you expert knowledge of exactly what dyslexia and dyspraxia are and how they can affect your child's life. Through the experiences of other parents, Sally dispels common myths and helps you to better understand and support your child. From getting a diagnosis to making sure you get enough support from your school this guide is packed with advice to make your life easier. It's packed with practical ways to help your child, including: * how to build your child's confidence if it has been knocked * how you can help with homework, without doing it * games, activities and hobbies to improve co-ordination and motor skills * different ways of learning that your child will respond to Written in a friendly style with other parents' experiences littered throughout, you will find it easy to put this advice into action and help your child.
This straightforward, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs includes all the most recent developments in law, and clearly explains the key issues in a complex system. Helping parents to understand the legal entitlements of their child, Nettleton and Friel explain the new Education, Health and Care Plans which have replaced the Statements of Special Educational Needs. They explain what an Education, Health and Care Plan is, how assessments are carried out, and how annual reviews, amendments, rights of appeal and tribunals work in practice. They also include help with 25 of the most common problems encountered, a discussion of relevant cases, extracts from the official published guidance issued, and a draft Reasons for Appeal. This essential handbook for parents of children with special educational needs will also be a key reference for teachers, charities, Local Authority officers, and lawyers in other fields.
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