Programme - London, June 2017

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09:00

REGISTRATION


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09:30

Janet O’Keefe

Janet O’Keefe is a distinguished and respected Expert Speech and Language Therapist, an expressive and colourful clear communication Queen, an approachable sacred circle leader and an engaging Goddess of Empowerment. Janet is constantly envisioning ways to improve and upgrade her life and the lives of everyone she lives and works with including those with special needs, their parents and the professionals who support them. Janet intuitively understands what you need, your ideas and your feelings. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge of what works to make a positive difference to not just attainment and outcomes from an academic perspective but also to enhance well-being and quality of life. People instinctively look to Janet to share her recommendations on schools, programmes, therapies, services and mentors. Although she has a great attention to detail she also examines the whole system and is attuned to all the senses.

Working with Janet will inspire you to become an advocate for yourself, and for those you live and work with. She is championing a world where everyone has a voice that is heard, valued and respected. Janet will share her vision for The SEN Revolution community.

10:00

Fiona Scolding QC

Fiona Scolding QC is a specialist public law barrister from Outer Temple Chambers in London, whose practice focuses upon challenges concerning both central and local government and quangos. She has particular expertise in the areas of education, community care, equality, healthcare and procurement law but also practices in immigration, prison and general public law work. Fiona has been recommended as a leading junior in the field of education law for the past 12 years, and is also recommended for her work in the Court of Protection and in Public and Administrative Law. She is noted for her work concerning children and vulnerable adults, and often gives cross-disciplinary advice on these issues. Fiona will give a legal update on issues relating to families with children with special needs.

11.00

Break

11:30

Dr Rebecca Blake

Dr Rebecca Blake is an autism and behaviour expert from Seattle USA. Becky will tell you how to Unlock Your Child’s True Potential! Get to the root source of struggles & learn how to better understand your child in order to best help them.

12:30

Janet O’Keefe

13:00

LUNCH

14:00

Dr Emma Derbyshire

Dr Emma Derbyshire is a registered Public Health Nutritionist. Emma will be speaking at the SEN Revolution Day in London on 15 June 2017 about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Whilst conventional medications are available there is growing evidence that omega-3 and 6 fatty acids have important roles to play, acting as an effective adjunctive therapy to these. Her workshop will describe what is meant by an ‘adjunctive therapy’ and provides an insight into the latest evidence in this field. Particular reference will also be given in relation to aspects of behaviour and learning.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder affecting many aspects of life. This includes the ability to learn and interact with others, in education settings and beyond. Whilst conventional medications are available there is growing evidence that omega-3 and 6 fatty acids have important roles to play, acting as an effective adjunctive therapy to these. The current workshop describes what is meant by an ‘adjunctive therapy’ and provides an insight into the latest evidence in this field. Particular reference will also be given in relation to aspects of behaviour and learning.

15:00

Jessica Kingsley

Jessica Kingsley is an actress and Director of Magical Quests who are sponsored by The Woolf Charitable Trust to bring theatrical entertainment to disabled and disadvantaged children. Jess and her team have enhanced DBS and can use BSL in their performances. Jess will speak about how drama enhances communication skills, learning and well-being for all children but is especially valuable for children with special needs. Last year, the group performed traditional and specially written plays, mysteries and pantomimes to over 800 children in children’s homes, hospitals, hospices and schools.

16:00

Drinks Reception and Networking

17:00

Close

It’s really important for parent carers and professionals to attend the SEN conference. It’s a very good opportunity to hear about what’s happening around policy changes, but also hearing from parent carers about some of the issues that they face on a regular basis.

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