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PBs for children with varying levels of disability

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23 Jan 2017 12:25 #1 by serena-j
Good afternoon, I was just wondering if anyone had any resources for supporting children with varying levels of communication and minimal understanding? Any ideas will be welcome! Serena

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24 Jan 2017 07:43 #2 by Sally Ann
Hi Serena,
Many thanks for getting in touch via our PBPeople Forum. I am aware that there is a network of people trained at PB Specialist Practitioner Level in Northamptonshire and Norfolk who work in schools with children with a range of special educational needs and use PBs as part of their work. I also used to use PBs with very young children with either Down Syndrome or an Autistic Spectrum diagnosis.
In the true spirit of PBs I could contact people on my Network to see if we could help in any way. In the meantime it would be helpful to have a little bit more shared meaning in terms of what area you are working in?

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27 Jan 2017 11:51 #3 by serena-j
Hi Sally Ann, just to clarify, I work in a local authority children's home. We offer respite care,shared care and one permanent placement for child with disabilities. The spectrum for disability is huge and no two children are the same. We have children that can communicate fully but lack understanding, we have children that require 'communicators' such as iPad's as comprehension is good but they are lacking in verbal skills. The age range is 8-18. Hope this helps.

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31 Jan 2017 11:59 #4 by Sally Ann
Hi Serena,
Thanks for the update. I'm about to add a document to the resource area of the Protective Behaviours Training Partnership website that has just been revised with input from people attending our latest Protective Behaviours Specialist Practitioner course. We also have a network of people working with children with a range of complex needs so could put you in touch with them :)
Please can you let me know if you've been able to access this resource and what you think of it?
(Donna Fortin's revised Living Safely for People with Special Needs manual and workbook is also available on the PBTP website.)

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20 Feb 2017 17:14 #5 by serena-j
Hi Sally Ann - So sorry for the delayed reply. A mixture of annual leave and strange shift patterns means I have not logged on for a while.

I will have a look on the website and give you some feedback :)

I would very much like it if you could put me in touch with persons working with complex needs it will be great to understand how they all work.

Thank you!

Serena

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22 Mar 2017 08:09 #6 by Sally Ann
I've just been reminded about the Association for Real Change, (ARC), that offers a range of resources & ideas for helping people of varying levels of ability make safer decisions and be at the centre of decision-making.

There is a whole wealth of information and resources available via their website pages:
arcuk.org.uk/blog/about-arc/

Hope you find them helpful :)

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