Social care assessment requests

Please note this is not legal advice When making a request for a disability social care assessment , we need to think abut a few things so that the picture in our head is clear when we engage with the social care team who come to assess the family. If you are writing it down […]

Free resources at Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes has posted some really cool free resources on her website. Please do check them out! These include infinity colouring sheets and a really handy SEN parents communication log!    

What is SENDSorta and why you need it!

SENDSORTA empowers parents of special needs children in UK with an innovative app designed to guide, educate, and support them in improving their child’s outcomes. By providing expert-led training and personalized, 24/7 support, our platform transforms parenting challenges into triumphs, ensuring every child reaches their maximum potential. By doing so, SENDSORTA seeks to positively impact the families as well as to have a macro social-economic impact.

What support you may be entitled to

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA) For under 16’s Based on needs not diagnosis Not means tested Telephone: 0800 121 4600 Care component                       Care component Weekly rate Lowest £26.90 Middle £68.10 Highest £101.75 Mobility component Mobility component Weekly rate Lower £26.90 Higher £71 CARERS ALLOWANCE £76.75 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours […]

Finding a private speech therapist


We used to use the two following companies Chatter Bug and The Talking house Melissa who used to work for The Talking house has her own company now the best way to find SLT in my view is via the website Basically you put in where you live, and what sort of SALT […]

Understanding the Educational Psychologist Visit in England: A Guide for Parents

Speech and language

Introduction When your child is undergoing an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment in England, one of the critical components is the visit from an Educational Psychologist. This encounter is pivotal in determining the specific needs of your child and shaping the support they receive. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore what to expect […]

AAC Apps

In the realm of assistive technology, communication aids have become a cornerstone for individuals who face challenges in verbal communication. This article delves into some of the most prominent communication aids available, helping you to decide which one might be the best fit for your needs. Each of these tools offers distinct features and benefits, […]

Setting up PA employment

Just throwing in random links. Will turn this into an article once I have collected my thoughts . . .

Checking your EHCP Draft in Leeds

Before you read further have a look at this The draft is received when all the professional input that was requested during the assessment phase has been received and the Case Work Officer (CWO) has taken the input and compiled it into an EHCP Draft. When you receive the EHCP you’ll also receive copy […]

Creating least path of resistance for your EHCP

TLDR – Summary Introduction We do so many things that in retrospect we could have done better or in a different way. It’s difficult to pick the best way forward when you are making the journey for the first time. Each person is different. What works for one may not work for others. I have […]