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Essential Reading Plus

List of Books on special Education from Essential Reading Plus Read More »

Mantra Lingua

Although not specifically for children with learning disabilities, Mantra Lingua publish a wide range of children's books in dual languages.  Read More »

Rough Guide to Disability

The brand new fourth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free via the Zinio online reader . It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for ... Read More »

SEN Press

Specialist publisher of books for young people (aged 14-19) with special educational needs (operating at Level 1). The titles focus on life skills and social situations.  Read More »

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Jessi's Secret Language
In order to baby-sit for Matt, a deaf child, Jessi must learn Sign Language and soon Matt has made some new friends when the rest of the club learns to sign. Read More
Finding and Paying for Childcare
This useful factsheet tells parents everything they need to know to help them arrange suitable childcare. It runs through the childcare options for disabled children of all ages, explains how to find out what's available locally and includes a handy checklist to help parents decide if a childcare p... Read More
Good Schools Guide, Special Educational Needs
The Good Schools Guide -Special Educational Needs is divided into four parts. The first part, ABOUT SEN, covers: Entering the world of SEN – deals with identifying SEN and what steps should be taken by parents, schools and pre-schools. Conditions – is an extensive survey on t... Read More
Communicating Partners Center
I came across this site after watching a 9 year old girl with Down Syndrome talking on You Tube.   "The Communicating Partners Center is guided by one major belief: that parents are in the best position to make sure their child develops social and communicative skills to their potential." Read More
Benefits Rates Poster Benefits Rates Poster
Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March. Read More
Inclusion of disabled children in primary school playgrounds
In recent years the trend has been to educate disabled children in mainstream schools, partly as a response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). One of the themes of Every Child Matters (2004) is that children should enjoy and achieve, and this applies to the educational conte... Read More
Mantra Lingua
Although not specifically for children with learning disabilities, Mantra Lingua publish a wide range of children's books in dual languages.  Read More
Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
This fact sheet explains how this benefit works and who is eligible for it. Basically, EMA is for 16 to 19 year olds from lower income families in full time education, or on certain training courses, and funds some of their day to day expenses. Students are eligible for weekly payments, plus possibl... Read More
Autism-Friendly Bedroom
Some useful thoughts on helping to make your child's room helps them to get the rest they need. Read More
Surviving the Special Educational Needs System: How to be a 'Velvet Bulldozer'
The Velvet Bulldozer is a book about our four children who have diagnoses that encompass the following problems: ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Dyslexia (SLD), Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties (MLD), Semantic Pragmatic Disorder. If any of these i... Read More