Conferences and courses

7th April 2000 at 01:00
The Special Needs North exhibition and conference with Special Needs Information Technology takes place at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, Lancashire, May 23-24. Seminar topics include: the speech and language-impaired child in the primary classroom; the implementation of the daily maths lesson in special schools; support plus in the mainstream school; can't write won't write; making sense of behaviour; physical intervention in schools; and effective teaching skills. New this year are in-depth "How IT works" demonstrations. Details: National Association for Special Educational Needs, NASEN House, 45 Amber Business Village, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 4RP.Tel: 01827 311500E-mail:; website: Exhibition information, tel: 020 7565 7474.


Parenting positively: enhancing parenting skills, a course for those who work in parent education and support, will be held June 28-30 and October 4-6 at the National Children's Bureau, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1. Dr Carole Sutton, director of the unit for parenting studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, will examine the range of behaviour difficulties in pre-school and primary pupils, conside a model of assessing behaviour difficulties and provide an introduction to key principles of cognitive behaviour theory. Fee: pound;235, pound;211.50 members.Tel: 020 7843 60406042.

International Psychology Services has organised the following conferences and courses: "Dyslexia: classroom assessment and support", University College Dublin (UCD), May 18; University College of Ripon and York St John (UCRYST), York, June 20; and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, July 4. Fee pound;129-25. "Developmental Disorders", UCRYST, June 19, and Emmanuel College, July 3. Fee pound;129.25."Attention-DeficitHyperactivity Disorder: an intensive training day", UCD, May 18; UCRYST, June 20, and Emmanuel College, July 4. Fee pound;117.50. Contact Linda Whelan, IPS, 17 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9TT. Tel: 01273 832181.E-mail:


Improve your knowledge of epilepsy and its management with the new Vocational Certificate in Epilepsy distance learning course from Leeds Metropolitan University. The university worked closely with the British Epilepsy Association and NeuroEducation, York, to design the course, which can be begun at any time and worked through at the student's own pace. Tel: 0113 283 2600.

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