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1   Link   Brain Gym
Brain Gym is a series of quick, fun and effective exercises designed to enhance performance by assisting whole brain integration. Developed over 25 years ago by Paul Dennison, it was originally designed to help children and adults with reading difficulties; it is now a commonly used technique in education and commerce.

Teachers who work with pupils with Special Educational Needs may well have come across the technique before, but recently a wider range of users has discovered its potential.

Find out more by visiting the official Brain-Gym website or asking your school's SENCo. There are several books on the topic available via your local bookstore or online
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2   Link   PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System
PECS - particularly suitable for younger children, PECS has been ably championed at the KSA by Sasha for a number of years, her workshop proving extremely popular with many parents.

Where speech and language difficulties arise, PECS can, among its many benefits, bring effective communication forward and relieve the frustration felt by many affected children and parents.

Further information is available on the PECS web-site and in a helpful book A Picture's Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism (Topics in Autism) by Andrew Bondy & Lori Frost (also available from Amazon).
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3   Link   The Hanen Program
One of our members in Wales introduced us to the Hanen System for children with language difficulties, pointing out that it made her realise how many more things she could do to help her son. The program runs in two forms (a) for teachers and (b) for parents. We printed (with permission) detailed information in our August 2002 Newsletter. Further information can be found in:

Benjamin, J., (1999) Nursery World (Jan 21)
Weitzman, E., Learning Language & Loving it, Publ. Hanen Centre
Manolson, A., It takes two to talk, Publ. Hanen Centre

Or contact:
Winslow Publishers, Telford Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX6 0TS
Tel.: 01869 244644 or email sales@winslow-cat.com
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4   Link   Asperger's Syndrome & KS
Many of the education needs of boys with KS are similar to those of boys with Asperger's Syndrome. Ironically, most parents struggle to get a statement for their KS boys, whose diagnosis is a simple blood-test, because education authorities quote the few boys who get through the system without help, yet ignore the thousands who fall by the wayside with needs they can see every day in boys with more "acceptable" syndromes. Remember, that just because your son has a KS diagnosis it doesn't mean he doesn't have something else too! In the KSA we have many, many parents whose sons have been refused a statement several times, then later on found out that he also has something that, if named earlier, would have got him the support almost as a matter of course. Asperger's Syndrome is just such a condition that lies beneath the raft of symptoms shown by KS boys - many of the education needs are similar, most of the boys, it seems are investigated for the condition prior to diagnosis.

www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk
Welcome to the website of the Asperger's Syndrome Foundation. We are a small registered charity based in central London, England. We do hope that you will find our site helpful and informative. We will update it regularly.

The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger's syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.
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5   Link   Anti Natal Testing
Antenatal tests
After the initial excitement of discovering you are pregnant, the next thought for most parents is, 'Will our baby be all right?' There are now many antenatal tests that can be carried out during pregnancy which will offer reassurance if you are anxious. You don't have to have these tests, but it's important to know what's on offer before you decided whether or not to go ahead with testing.
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KSA Activity Weekend 2014

In 2014 we are running TWO Activity Weekends - one 25th to 27th April and the other 19th to 21st September

IF BOOKED BEFORE 14th March for the Spring Event or BEFORE 8th August for the Autumn Event :

Cost: £80 for those with KS or under 19, £135 for other Members, £310 for Non-Members.

If booked after these dates the the costs rise to £90, £145 and £350 respectively

Please book early as the weekends fill up fast!!

 There is more information about Activity Weekends under the Read more.... link below.
 Contact me as soon as possible if you want further information or wish to book a place by phone on 01629 534402 or activityweekends@ksa-uk.net

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2014 Annual Conference & AGM

When: 2014 28th June .
Venue: Brighton.
Cost: Early Bird £20.00 each

Friday night pre-conference get-together: The Regency Restaurant, 131 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH

 

Hotel Accommodation information will be sent out to Members in the next few weeks and be included in the Spring Newsletter

 

  


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