The library has received some new issues of journals over the past couple of weeks which contain a number of articles which may well be of interest.
Families of disabled children today have a very hard time trying to get the services that are needed and dealing with the beaurocracy of the system. One mother writes in Support for Learning about her experiences
We had to struggle and fight to get anything, and, when the service was delivered, it ws provided in the most dehumanizing way possible
Tomlinson, C. (2008) The proof of the pudding is in the eating: two contrasting tales of a family’s experience of services. Support for Learning, 23(3), pp.102-103.
Philippa Russell looks at recent trends in government (England and Wales) policy and practice for supporting and involving parents of children with special needs and in particular the Children’s Plan and Every Child Matters. She concludes that :
These are ambitious policy developments – but they offer a real opportunity to address the historical fragmentation of support for children with disablities or SE and, importantly they place rights and responsibilities( with appropriate support) on families
Russell, P. (2008) Building brighter futures for all our children’ – a new focus on families as partners and change agents in the care and development of children with disabilities or special educational needs.
Support for Learning, 23(3), pp.104-112.
An article in EPPN journal provides a checklist for all people with Parkinson’s who drive, and outlines factors to consider.
McCall, B. (2008) Staying in the driving seat.
EPPN Journal, Summer, pp.16-17.
The National Strategy for Carers published by the English government in June is summarised and explained in
Carers UK (2008) A new vision for carers? Caring, July, pp.8-11.
These journals are all available in the National Library and anyone wishing to have copies of the articles should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org