Please see information below from Suffolk SENDIASS. Suffolk SENDIASS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service. It is a confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Please continue to guide families to use our service. We have lots of information on our website and we can talk through any specific worries, questions or concerns about SEND and in relation to the latest lockdown measures/school closures. We are keeping a close eye on new guidance coming out from the government and updating our COVID page.
Our friendly team are here to advise and support families in Suffolk through this difficult period. Our range of service publicity leaflets are below:
- Our service leaflet for parents and carers
- Contact card (credit card sized)
- Young person leaflet
- Child/young person postcard style leaflet
Sharing with you details of our online sessions for parents and carers this month…
This term SENDIASS is hosting a series of relaxed online ‘coffee mornings’ where members of the Specialist Education Service for pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs will explore some simple games anyone can play at home to help their child’s speaking and listening.
Each session will focus on a different theme and will be offered in the morning and repeated in the evening. Please do share details with any families whose children may have speech and language difficulties.
The first session will focus on games for listening and attention.
January 21st at 10.00am and repeated at 6.00pm.
We are also hosting a one-off informal coffee morning for parents of pupils with sensory loss, supported by the Heads of the Specialist Education Services for pupils with hearing loss and pupils with vision or multi-sensory impairment.
The aim of this online get-together is to hear from this cohort of parents and explore other ways our services could help and support them and their children. Parents can just drop in – they don’t have to stay for the whole session. Please do share details with any parents in your school who have children with sensory loss.
January 18th 10.30 to 11.30am
No need to book – parents can click here to join:
Last term, our informal online SEN sessions proved popular with parents (and staff) so we will be offering these again. Each session explores the graduated approach to SEN support, focussing on a particular type of special educational need and supported by a Lead Teacher from the relevant Specialist Education Service or health practitioner with expertise in that area of need.
We are starting with SEN Support for Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties and thissession will be supported by the County Lead Teacher for the Dyslexia Outreach Service.
January 25th 6.00pm to 7.00pm