NEWS

Check back here for the latest news regarding the Tes SEN Show, its speakers, sessions and sponsors. 

Plas Dwbl receives a visit from Kate Humble

TV presenter Kate Humble visited Ruskin Mill Trust’s Coleg Plas Dwbl, at the foot of the Preselli hills in Pembrokeshire this March. Filming as part of her BBC Wales ‘Off the Beaten Track’ series, Kate spoke to some of the students and tutors at the college about the relationship between the College and its surrounding landscape.
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Taking symbols to the next level

Widgit is delighted to return to the TES SEN show to demonstrate the new features of their symbol software. Speech to text is a big feature this year. Talk and see the text appear- it's magic – we love it. But Widgit goes one better with the new Speak & Hear facility. You talk, see the text, hear it read back to you AND see the symbols too. This means even more people can access the information.
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iSandBOX using augmented reality to help children with Special Educational Needs

Tech company, iSandBOX, is using augmented reality to help children with Special Educational Needs.  The company, which was established in 2016, has seen a growing interest from the Special Educational Needs (SEN) community for its interactive sand box, iSandBOX.  A number of early tests with SEN children have shown stark results and highlighting an immediate positive response to the technology and a desire by the company to explore more.
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Bercow: Ten Years On

Get to grips with the independent review into the provision of children's speech, language and communication needs. The report will be the focus of the Friday and Saturday Keynote Panel Debates!
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Wordshark Online has arrived!

Your students will be able to learn their spellings and develop their reading skills from home as well as at school, and for the first time, they will be able to use the program on most smaller devices such as iPads and Chromebooks. The new program includes a placement test called ‘Shark Challenge’ and an automatic progression mode called ‘Supershark’.
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Fox Puzzles of London and Edcraft of India bring you FoxEd

In 2017, Fox Puzzles of London first exhibited at the Tes SEN Show, London. There, they met Rajika Dhiren, the owner of Edcraft of India and two years later - and with a lot of determination and dedication - they bring you FoxEd and “The Smarter Way - Empowerment Classpack”. Fox Ed welcomes you to visit them on stand 114 and view their amazing wooden puzzles and “The Smarter Way - Empowerment Classpack” products.
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Going beyond phonics to help struggling readers

Liz Sedley is the creator of Dyslexia Gold. She has 3 children each with a combination of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Aspergers. She spent 10 years researching these conditions; what caused them and how she could help. Using this research and her computer programming skills, Liz created Dyslexia Gold.
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The rising tide of sensory troubles: An overview

In a three-part series for SecEd magazine, inclusion specialist and Tes SEN Show speaker Joanna Grace addresses the sensory challenges that many pupils face, the resulting behaviours we may see in schools, and how teachers should handle these problems.
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SEND: Busting common EHCP myths

Since the introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) as part of the wide-ranging SEND reforms of 2015, some questionable practices have risen at local authority level. SENCO Garry Freeman busts some myths about what is required and discusses practices that should be challenged on behalf of SecEd magazine...
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Take the National SENCO Workload Survey 2018

The 2018 National SENCO workload survey is a joint research project between The National Education Union (NEU), nasen and Bath Spa University. The purpose of the research is to explore how the role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is enacted in schools.
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Tes SEN Show: A focus on SEMH

The Tes SEN Show takes place on October 5 and 6 and will focus on issues relating to social, emotional and mental health (SEMH). SecEd, a specialist secondary education magazine, produced a show preview in liaison with Head of content and chair of this year’s keynote panel discussion, Beverley Walters, to look at the CPD and seminars on offer.
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Enjoy inclusive learning: start with yangBrailler

UK based company Yang For Young is looking forward to exhibiting at the TES SEN Show on the 5th and 6th October 2018. Yang For Young is delighted to offer all stand visitors 10% OFF its new tactile and interactive braille and alphabet learning tool – yangBrailler.
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Meet the Exhibitor: Funky Feet Music

Funky Feet Music is a provider of original, award-winning music to excite and inspire children to move, and will be giving away a free mini-CD with each purchase at the Tes SEN Show. Hear from them about what they provide in this article.
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QbCheck: New ADHD test for schools

ADHD and pupils with the condition are still subject to controversy when, in fact, it is a pressing issue in most classrooms in the UK. Too many children with ADHD remain unidentified and are not making the progress they should be. There are, however, strategies that can positively influence the identification and development of children with ADHD.
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Meet the exhibitor: Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action Training and Professional Development is an accredited national training provider of courses designed and delivered to support professionals working with individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. The training courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs, instructors, tutors, lecturers and learning support staff. Hear from them about what they plan to bring to the show here.
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SEN: Getting SLCN support right in your school

Effective support for children with speech, language and communication needs is essential, but how does your school measure up? Ten years on from the Bercow Review, Mary Hartshorne looks at the situation today and gives us a checklist for best practice.
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Are you ready for the removal of P Levels?

Earlier this month Tes SEN Show exhibitor B Squared ran a ‘Are you ready for the removal of P Levels?’ webinar. It covered the changes to the end of key stage statutory assessment, the impact this will have, how schools will need to change, as well as tips on how to have meaningful communication with parents. Watch it now.
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Integrating children with reading difficulties using C-Pens

Scanning Pens Ltd is the global distributor for the C-Pen. The ReaderPen and ExamReader by C-Pen are the perfect solutions for reading difficulties in the classroom and outside of it. The pens enhance the learning experience for many children who struggle to get the most out of their education because of the barriers they face from their disability.
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Explaining inattentive ADHD

The hyperactive version of ADHD is well-known and often spotted, but students with inattentive ADHD frequently go undiagnosed, as Daniel Sobel knows from his own experience.
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The use of computer readers in exams

Claro Software has released information to help examination and assessment centres make informed decisions about whether to use human readers or Computer Readers with text to speech software in examinations.
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