Breaking down barriers to SEND support

Friday, February 3, 2023 15:00 - 16:00

Award-winning children’s physio, number one best-selling author and SEN mum Jo McMeechan walks you through support for SEN and the stages of the parent/carer journey.

With time to reflect on planning, observation and inclusion in your settings, Jo offers ways this can be tweaked to reduce workload and create a paper trail of evidence for health care referrals, funding, EHCPs and transitions that break down barriers to SEN support.

Key takeaways:

  • Simple tweaks to planning and observations can support your evidence gathering process for SEN and EHCPs
  • The legal framework for inclusion, reasonable adjustment and EHCP applications do support you to access more help for the children in your care but you also need to feel empowered by knowledge to advocate successfully
  • It’s vital to understand the parent carer journey to help you to collaborate throughout the process, this helps to ensure the best outcomes for SEN Children
  • Inclusion is a culture that should be embedded in early years practice throughout settings and not just lie with the SENCo or setting manager
  • Reflection through supervision and a commitment to CPD for all staff around inclusion is essential to make change for SEN support now and in the future

Early Bird £17.00 (+VAT) for bookings made by 9th December / Full price: £20.00 (+VAT)

Jo McMeechan, Children’s physio and SEND consultant, SENStory CIC