Guerrilla Mum: Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle by Ellen PowerGuerrilla Mum: Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle by Ellen Power

Guerrilla Mum: Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

byEllen Power

Paperback | August 15, 2010

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Getting the educational provision you need for your special needs child can feel like an uphill struggle. This book offers clear guidance on how authorities such as Local Education Authorities, schools, the National Health Service and the Government function, what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight most effectively for the education they need.

Basing the book on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked with - and in some cases challenged - the authorities to get the right education for her children. Outlining what she did, how she did it, and how you can do the same, she explains clearly the implications of the Special Educational Needs code of practice and the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as giving advice on diagnosis, assessment, and dealing with the authorities. Further sections look at how to address issues such as transition between schools, and bullying.

Interweaving real-life experience with practical advice, Guerrilla Mum is essential reading for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Ellen Power has a BA Honours Degree in French and History. After graduation she worked as a police officer then in commerce before having her first child in the mid 1990's. Since then she and her husband have been tireless campaigners for their children's rights to access the curriculum at school and to meet their potential in life. ...
Title:Guerrilla Mum: Surviving the Special Educational Needs JungleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.95 × 6.02 × 0.4 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1843109999

ISBN - 13:9781843109990

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Table of Contents

Author's Preface. 1. Identifying Special Needs 2. Assessment and Provision for Special Educational Needs - Getting an Appropriate Mainstream Education for your Special Needs Child 3. The Statutory Assessment Process 4. When 'Things Go Wrong' 5. How to Complain Effectively 6. How to Ensure your Child is Happy and Safe at School and Deal with Bullying 7. Support for Carers 8. Disability Discrimination Act - How is it Relevant to Your Child at School? 9. Conclusions 10. Resources. 11. References. Index.

Editorial Reviews

A very useful resource book, written in plain English. I would recommend it to parents who have children with special needs but also to student of any education and social care studies for a great overview of the system. - Sarah's Book Review Blog