Free course: Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in children with mental health difficulties

With Melanie Cross, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists One of the most common elements of additional needs is speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). If a child also …

More parents seeking children’s mental health support in pandemic, with growing pessimism over support delays

We need to look out for ourselves and others as Child and Adolescent Mental Health waiting times increase warn Karen Wespieser MBE & Dr Jo Taylor As we plunge into …

More than one in three disabled pupils experience bullying in mainstream school, plus other concerning SEND stats

I’ve had a peruse through a new publication from the Department for Education, about the experiences of pupils and their parents regarding various aspects of school. It’s based on survey …

Launching “SNJ In Conversation” First episode: Coronavirus and Disabled children’s mental health

Today we’re launching a new feature: SNJ “In Conversation”. It will feature both videos and podcasts where one or more of the SNJ team interviews someone about an interesting or …

“I’ve been bullied at school for most of my life” How Siena’s helping other autistic young people like her

Tania’s note: I really value being able to feature the voice of young people with SEND on SNJ, as we recently did with Lucy, from Ambitious About Autism.  Today we’re …