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Best of British Special Education

Social Sciences
Thursday 2nd (00:00) - Friday 3rd March 2017 (00:00)
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This two-day Forum is dedicated to the memory of Dr Penny Lacey who was a member of DISN in the School of Education. The forum consists of two intense days of presentations and workshops, showcasing many aspects of special education.

This unique event covers innovation, good practice, challenging ideas - and whacky fun!

Venue: Swiss Cottage School Conference Centre, London

Contributors include:

Dr Adam Ockelford - Professor of music, University of Roehampton
Andrew Colley - Lecturer in special education, University of East London
Ann Fergusson - Special Education Needs and Inclusion, University of Northampton
Dr Barry Carpenter, CBE OBE - International education consultant
Becky Lyddon - Founder of Sensory Spectacle, sensory integration, London
Carol Allen - Independent education consultant
Flo Longhorn - Principal consultant in special and multisensory education, UK and Belgium
Hilary Wainer – Founder, TACPAC - communications through touch and music
Jo Grace – Founder, the Sensory Project, consultant in special needs, Cornwall
Keith Park - Special education drama consultant, London
Dr Jean Ware – Reader in Special Education, Bangor University
Les Staves - Very Special Maths guru, Leeds
Dr Lila Kossyvaki - Disability, inclusion & special needs, University of Birmingham 
Lucy Allen & Hannah Underwood – Practitioners, John Fielding School, Lincolnshire
Dr Maria Robinson - Author, early years consultant, Bedfordshire
Peter Imray - Special educational needs consultant, EQUALS
Rachael Moat - Musician, inventor of Vibro Tub, Manchester
Sarah Hall & Bev Williams - Willows Sensory Service, Solihull
Simon Yates - Head Teacher, Chailey Heritage Residential School, Lewes
Yvonne McCall - Head Teacher & staff, Castlewood School, Coventry

The programme for the day includes:

  • A spirit in the room-the power of the special soul.
  • A very sensory chocolate workshop - Yum, Yum!
  • A very special maths sheet.
  • Attachment theory - issues around emotional development.
  • Bubbles! Toasting three new special education books to be published this year.
  • Call and Response ladies and gentlemen!
  • Changing children - changing schools? Special needs in the 21st century.
  • Communicating - in its widest sense.
  • Evolving a school ethos and way forward around the work of Penny Lacey.
  • Inclusion is dead - long live inclusion!
  • Planning a PMLD curriculum using Penny Lacey’s philosophy.
  • Routes for learning – perspectives.
  • Sensory Spectacle installations.
  • Sensory stories!
  • Shaping the future of educational technology.
  • Sounds amazing - the Vibro Tub - vibrations and auditory stimuli through music.
  • Sounds of Intent - musical sounds.
  • The significance of the ‘Rochford Review’ on PMLD and SLD curriculum and assessment.

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