‘It takes leaders to break down silos’ – report by Council for Disabled Children offers more of the same. Disappointing

‘It takes leaders to break down silos’ – report by Council for Disabled Children offers more of the same. Disappointing

“The report intended to identify key factors enabling or hindering progress towards service integration but...has fallen short by omitting training, rights and discrimination and by underestimating user power.”

 

Informal observations on the UK Council for Disabled Children’s report: It takes l

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Enhancing the education component of early child and family support for children who have multiple diagnoses of disabilities

Enhancing the education component of early child and family support for children who have multiple diagnoses of disabilities

“teachers are essential members of teams around these babies and young children because they are well versed in the science of learning while other practitioners might not be”

 

There is international understanding that the incidence of babies and young children who have multiple diagnoses has

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Dismal early child and family support (ECI) in the UK – a massive failure of imagination, not competence

Dismal early child and family support (ECI) in the UK – a massive failure of imagination, not competence


We can frame a new question that brings a more imaginative response to these children and their families

 

Editorial: Very many babies and pre-school children have ‘multiple disabilities’. As an educationalist, I think it is more useful to think of each of these children having a unique ‘multi

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Interconnections, four UK Children’s Commissioners and electromagnetic radiation. The story so far

Interconnections, four UK Children’s Commissioners and electromagnetic radiation. The story so far

‘I have put great faith in the Children’s Commissioners as potential children’s champions to protect them from EMR dangers’

 

Editorial: The electromagnetic radiation (EMR) used by baby alarms, smart meters, smartphones, DECT phones and wi-fi gadgets has never come with a ‘safe-for-children-in-

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Unhelpful confusion in early child and family support about the roles of teachers and therapists. Is the distinction between them invalid?

Unhelpful confusion in early child and family support about the roles of teachers and therapists. Is the distinction between them invalid?

‘…who is best placed to help a baby or pre-school child who has very special needs acquire understanding and skills…? A teacher? A therapist? Both? Neither?

Comment by Peter Limbrick

 

In my working experience with babies and pre-school children who have very special needs, I have seen much con

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‘Primary Interventionist’: The concept isn’t popular but it is good for some families and makes the best use of busy practitioners’ time

‘Primary Interventionist’: The concept isn’t popular but it is good for some families and makes the best use of busy practitioners’ time

The model is appropriate when the childdoes not have the capacity…to relate comfortably to a number of interventionists or to accept being handled by them’.

 

For some families who have a baby or infant with very special needs, effective support can come from just one practitioner who works d

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