SEN POLICY RESEARCH FORUM next policy seminar:

‘Trends in SEN identification: contexts, causes and consequences’

3 Feb, 1.30 for 2-5pm St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB.

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Seminar issues and questions:

  • • Are there shifts from an interactive to within-child model of identification? And if so, what are the factors that are contributing to this
  • • What are the changing relationships between parents, schools and LAs and their influence on identification practice?
  • • What kind of identification and assessment framework do we need for the future?
  • Programme:
  • Jo Hutchinson, Education Policy Institute (EPI)
  • How fairly and effectively special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including those with social, emotional and mental health needs) are identified ,
  • Dr Sami Timimi, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • ASD: An increase or redefinition: has there been a loss of focus?
  • Neil McKay, Consultant and trainer; originator of dyslexia friendly school concept.
  • Dyslexia: its changing patterns of definition and identification.

To book a place please register for the seminar to




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