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Learn the latest research and laws with FutureLearn and IPSEA

Kings College via FutureLearn and the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) will be rolling out virtual courses and training sessions this month for parents who are interested to learn the latest ADHD research and law around special educational needs.

Explore the following links by FutureLearn and IPSEA to see whether they are of benefit to you.

Kings College via Futurelearn

Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice

When: Available to start now
Price: Free

The course will ensure your knowledge of ADHD is up to date by featuring fundamental information about ADHD, as well as exploring the latest research.

You will learn about:

  • ADHD – understand what ADHD is and how it affects the brain
  • The diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD
  • Practical strategies to help the educational and personal development of people with ADHD

This course offered by FutureLearn is free to enrol.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

Education, Health and Care Plan Masterclass – Existing Plans

When: Wednesday 10th June 2020, 10 AM to 3.30 PM online via Zoom
Price: £65

This online training day will help you navigate the system and support you to make informed and positive decisions regarding your child’s education.

Training will cover the following topics:

  • What should an education, health and care plan look like?
  • What information should it contain?
  • What to do if you’re not happy with a plan
  • Using the annual review
  • Requesting re-assessment
  • Appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

Please note, the training relates to the law as it applies in England.

Introduction to SEND Law

When: Wednesday 17th June 2020, 10 AM to 3 PM online via Zoom
Price: £65

This one-day training is designed specifically for parents, carers and supporting family members as an introduction to the law on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Training will explain:

  • What your local authority and education setting should be doing to help
  • The process of obtaining an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan for your child
  • Looks at what an EHC plan should contain
  • Question and answer session

Please note, the training relates to the law as it applies in England.

We hope these courses and training are beneficial to you and you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge on ADHD research and practice and the law around special educational needs.

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