Chair: Dr Rona Tutt OBE
"Education is concerned with enhancing learning, and neuroscience is concerned with understanding the mechanisms of learning. It seems only logical that one should inform the other." Dame Prof. Uta Frith, patron of the national forum for neuroscience and special education.
This group brings together scientists, teachers and social care professionals to share knowledge, best practice and expertise on special education in the context of neuroscience.
The forum aims to do the following:
The group works closely with the autism and girls forum and reports to our SEND sector council. And it is an independent group that we currently serve.
The group was founded in 2011 by Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, Professor Francesca Happé and Dr Rona Tutt OBE (a past president of NAHT). It emerged from discussions about how to facilitate closer working between neuroscientists and those working with children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Carrie Grant shares her hopes that the voices of autistic girls and women will become better heard and understood by the healthcare and education systems, and in the wider world.
The Big Shout was heard Felicity Sedgewick was a speaker at The Big Shout - Girls on the Autistic Spectrum Conference. Here she shares her views on the power of social media to boost awareness of the need for better understanding of girls and women with autism.
SEND pupils deserve proper diagnostic support Kim Johnson comments on why we must fight to ensure families continue to have access to the proper diagnostic and ongoing SEN support they need.
Girls on the Autism Spectrum - the Big Shout! Interview with Dr Rona Tutt OBE featured on Special World