The number of children identified with learning difficulties in England is five times the European average because schools too often classify under-performing pupils as having special educational needs, it was claimed last night
A magical creative experience where you take on drawing missions to defeat monsters that attack the special creatures in your zoo. You are invited to create fantastic artworks such as a spying giraffe or an underwater spacemen. An app to inspire children to learn at any level through art, stories and creative writing. (free)
A free magnetic poetry app from ReadWriteThink. Choose a background and a word bank from a mash-up of famous words, or make your own bank to deepen understanding of a text you are reading. Then draw from the word banks to make your own 'found poems'. Customising the text adds a visual element, making it fun to play with words enabling all abilities to create with pride
A professional learning community site exploring how gesture based technology can help people with severe learning difficulties with their engagement, creativity and independence skills. Five free programs you can try in school, all of which have been tried out and used in lessons in special needs schools with pupils with SEN and SLD, typically P3 level to NC1. Exciting stuff!
Tuesday 5 February 09.30 - 15.30, Liverpool Hope University
Organized by Liverpool Hope University in association with NAME (North Western Region). £15 per person, £10
NAME members, free to students. Lunch can be purchased on campus at the Eden Café. Presenters include Lesley
Flemming, Peterhouse Special School – presentation and workshop: Lesson Planning, working with P levels, Arts
Award and personalising the curriculum; and Sally Daunt: Dyslexia and Music. www.lhope.ac.uk.
More young people will end up in institutions, experts warn. A “crisis” in funding for FE students with serious learning difficulties and disabilities could lead to more young people being sent to long-term institutions away from their families, campaigners have warned.