List of Blogs

When your child is struggling can your GP help? 
Broken: more about unmet need in SEN and the true costs
Early intervention does not mean ‘send them on a parenting course’
Just listen to me and properly assess him, please?
They should have said sorry
SEND: there are costs to parents too
GOSH Sets a Shining Example 
Not all special schools are equal
Educational Tribunal and Local Authority Games
You want “Mum” to be less anxious?
The final straw
Am I perceived as dangerous?
What is it you (parents) want, exactly?
EHCP: not quite the silver bullet
How to make a log of everything: you will be glad you did
The man from the Local Authority
Is bullying a form of rationing in the Public Sector?
The case of the misguided SEN Officer
Why do they say “I’m OK”?
Know when to stop flogging the dead horse
Facing allegations of fabricated and induced illness
Washing Powder
Bullied by Head Teachers: no fresh starts allowed.
Using Fidget Toys
Equality can cause inequity
Autism and Minecraft
Learned Behaviour
Wise Words
They’re not asking for much
Should we ask teachers for opinions on SEND?
Fighting for something you never wanted to need
The Imbalance of Power
What to record and how to store it
Children with SEND shouldn’t be set additional targets
There is a whole lot more to ‘independence’ than catching a bus
Should parents write long emails? The difference a skilled HT can make
The Blame Game
Who’s Who?
Thank you to the ‘one that remained professional’
I’m not “mum”
No Smoke Without Fire “Safeguarding Concerns”
It’s Not Complex: A Mini-blog
Abused by the Local Authority
 A School With a Helpful Approach
Restraint and Seclusion: A Mini-blog
Behaviour management: A mini-blog
A disagreement over diagnosis – what should happen next?
Mini-blog When Teachers Deflect Your Concerns
Why I Don’t Home Educate
Mini-blog Managing the Mail
When Mum Seems Anxious
SEN Support in Schools – We’re Missing The Point
The Penny Dropping
More Critical Thinking is Needed
SEND Parent = Agitator?
Nobody’s Problem
We Won’t Treat Your Child’s Mental Health Problems – they are normal for autism
We Can’t Tell Education What to Do
When School Staff Refuse to Accept a Diagnosis
Dyslexia – A Pathway to Diagnosis
Please Don’t Suggest a Sticker Chart
How can we help each other? Is is Unconditional Positive Regard?
Meetings About me Without Me
You Are Not Asking for an EHC Plan
How Far Behind Does She Have to Be?
Engaging With Professionals When You Are a Parent With Asperger’s
The ‘Surprise’ Child Protection Meeting
Important Advice from a Mum (Seclusion Rooms)
Alien in the Playground
A Double-edged Sword
Autism Blindness
About the Book ‘It Must Be Mum’ and all 8 sections
The Emotional Impact on a Parent
Requesting Information
When it all Goes Dark
One of ‘Those’ Parents
Are They Naughty For Attention?
Unable to Attend School – What Next?
When Professionals are Incompetent
How do Children Make Progress?
What Does ‘Fine’ Mean?
Unable to Attend School 1
36 Hours – SEN Mum Trying to Get a Job
Equal Treatment isn’t Fair Treatment
Masking and Blending In
Survivor Guilt
It’s Not Fair
Mental Health Prevention and Support
Professionals in Education Make Too Many Assumptions