Busy weekend for SEN Events.

Yesterday, I got a mention in The Guardian's Education Cribsheet regarding my new book - what a lovely surprise. It's also to be featured in our local paper, The Farnham Herald.

There are a busy few days coming up in the SEN calender. This weekend is the TES Special Educational Needs show at the Business Design Centre in London - a weekend of seminars and a floor full of companies and charities concerned with special needs exhibiting their products and services. I'm looking forward to going on the Saturday and seeing what's there and will report back here on the most impressive things I have seen.

If any exhibitors would like me to make a special stop at their stand, please email me at info@specialneedsjungle.co.uk with your stand details. I am happy to review products and services on this site that I believe will be beneficial to the learning and support of children with SEN.

The day before, on Friday 14th, SEN parents and professionals will gather in Newbury, Berkshire, for a conference entitled ''Towards a Positive Future'. Organised by practitioners Wordswell and social entrepreneur Robert Ashton, the conference is aimed at giving encouragement, information and people concerned to manage change and will help you do more for the SEN children you care about.

The conference will also mark the launch of an exciting new book, ‘Towards a Postive Future’. With a foreword by Dr Hilary Gardner, Department of Human Communication Sciences at The University of Sheffield, the book celebrates what we know works for our children to achieve educationally and in life. I have had the privilege of being able to read an advance copy and I will publish a review on this blog later this week.

The conference has a very interesting line up of speakers and I believe there may be a few space left, if you're thinking of attending. I'm looking forward to learning some new things and networking as well as meeting Janet O'Keefe, the author of the book, in person.

Tania Tirraoro

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