Teachers didn’t understand my bright sons’ ASD, says Tania Tirraoro (SEN Magazine)

I've just been sent a pdf of my article that was in the last issue of SEN Magazine.

The magazine is a great read - lots of useful ideas for anyone - parent or professional - involved in SEN. The have a free trial offer and it's just £32 a year to subscribe. I take my copy to read while I'm waiting in my car for my boys to finish at school

Click the link here to read  in full about whether teachers find it hard to recognise special needs in bright pupils.

An interesting addendum to the piece, we often hear (and experience) how teachers miss signs of SEN or fob parents off saying, they child is 'just young'. My sister, herself a teacher with SEN qualifications (a rare bird, is she) says she is often leery of mentioning to parents when she spots a potential SEN problem such as ASD or ADHD in a child. This is because often the parents don't want to know and can be quite aggressive when the matter is raised by a sharp-eyed and concerned teacher. The pendulum swings both ways....

Click the image below to open the story. SEN Magazine can be found online at www.senmagazine.co.uk. Twitter: @SENMagazine

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Tania Tirraoro

Founder, CEO, Editor at Special Needs Jungle
Founder of Special Needs Jungle. Parent of two young adults with autism. Tania is a member of the Whole School SEND Expert Reference Group for SEND Leadership, the Ofsted SEND Inspections Stakeholders Group, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Royal Holloway, University of London Centre of Gene and Cell Therapy.
She is also an experienced broadcast and print journalist & author. Tania also runs a PR, web & social media consultancy, SocialOro Media. She is a Rare Disease & chronic pain patient advocate with Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
Tania Tirraoro
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