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Wednesday 4 February 2015

Moving with autistic children – our perspective

An interesting article today that more families are taking legal action to challenge their local authority over the help given to their autistic (ASD) children (for more information on autism, an easy summary here). Dean Associates helps a number of relocating families who are moving with ASD diagnosed children. Some have moderate special educational needs […]

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Bright pupils should start school at six

School pupils in England should start school later claims new research from Roehampton University’s Research Centre for Therapeutic Education. It highlighted eight decades of research in the US that suggested that a child’s intellectual development benefited from being slowed down in the early years. This avoided early “adultification” that often hit the future life prospects […]

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Maths Anxiety

An interesting article in The Guardian about maths anxiety. Although the concept of maths anxiety has been in the public arena since the 1950’s, new research from Stamford University├é┬áhas revealed what is happening in a child’s brain as they freeze in front of a maths question. It has shown that fear of maths replicates the […]

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Church schools not “socially inclusive”.

New research, carried out by The Guardian, has shown that the intake of church (or faith) schools fail to mirror the social mix of the local community. Using a standard measurement, the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals, it shows that Anglican and Roman Catholic schools tend to have a more affluent and […]

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Boys “closing” reading gap with girls.

Boys are catching up with girls on reading ability, according to a study into the book-reading habits of school children. What Kids are Reading 2012 states that the difficulty level and complexity of language in books read by boys is no longer generally lower than girls. There have long been concerns that boys lag behind […]

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Parents struggle with kids’ science homework.

Parents are failing to keep up with their children’s scientific knowledge, a survey suggests. Researchers for the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair interviewed 2,000 parents of children aged between five and 16. Two-thirds of parents said they struggled with their children’s science queries and a quarter felt frustrated. Some of the questions […]