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Full speaker line up announced for the 3rd Virtual SEND Conference

We have just announced our amazing speakers for the third Virtual SEND Conference coming up on 27 March 2020.


12 SEND expert presentations with unlimited access whenever you like, for just £60! 


A Virtual SEND Conference is a real conference with a big difference… you attend it online from where you are! We have taken this concept and created SEND focused conferences to help the whole education sector get the quality CPD they need. We get the best speakers from across the country to talk about a range of topics. Then we build a schedule that has something for every school and setting.

Our last conference was a massive upgrade on the first. We completely changed the way we delivered the content, resulting in:

  • Higher quality streaming

  • Less technical barriers in schools

  • Better delegate engagement through chat

  • More flexibility in the streams

Introducing our Keynote speakers

PLUS 9 other SEND expert presentations including:

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Ruth Fidler, BA (Hons), PGCE – Education Consultant, Autism Associates

Ruth will focus on helping teachers to understand the distinctive profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) as part of the autism spectrum.


Understanding sensory processing and the autistic child

Becky Lyddon – Founder, Sensory Spectacle

Becky will provide insight on the autistic sensory world. Becky’s aim is to create a better understanding of SPD and therefore a better awareness of it. This will be achieved by educating delegates on what life can be like for autistic children who have Sensory Processing Difficulties.


Effective deployment of TAs – making the most of support staff in schools

Liz Murray – SEND Consultant, Assistant Headteacher and SENCO, Priestnall School

Liz will discuss the effective deployment of TAs and making the most out of support staff in schools, based on her 20 years’ experience in education.


Supporting children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Fintan O’Regan, MA, PGCE BSc – Behaviour and Learning Specialist, SF30 Ltd

Fintan will outline how to effectively support children and young people who display traits of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).


Supporting pupils with attachment anxiety in schools using Story Links

Dr Trisha Waters, BSc, Cert Ed, MA(Ed), Dip Psych, PhD – Educational Therapist and Director of the Centre for Therapeutic Storywriting

Trisha will explain how the parent-partnership Story Links intervention can support individual pupils with attachment anxiety in schools.


Developing a purpose filled approach for pupils with PMLD

Marize Lawson – Head of Margaret Brearley School

Marize will focus on supporting learners with PMLD on an individual level. The session will explore practice within classes to ensure individualised and purpose filled learning for PMLD pupils at the early developmental levels.


Dyslexia in mainstream – Part 2

Neil MacKay – CEO, Action Dyslexia Training and Consultancy

Neil will present more high impact solutions for students who think faster than they read, write, spell and get ideas down on paper.


An introduction to and information about Social Stories

Justin Price - Headteacher, Freemantles School

Justin will look at the idea behind social stories and comic strip conversations and what they can do, when used properly and effectively, to support children and young people with autism to understand the social world.


Handwriting difficulties in children

Dr Mellissa Prunty - Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Brunel University & The National Handwriting Association

Mellissa will talk about the research evidence on children with handwriting difficulties. She will focus on understanding the factors which influence handwriting skill in different groups of children. Strategies for assessment and intervention will also be discussed.


For £60 you'll get:

Access to the conference LIVE and ONLINE! 

Access to session videos, ALL OF THEM after the event! 

Session handouts & PDF slide packs

Register your interest NOW to get money off your school's ticket

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