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A guide to dyspraxia

What is dyspraxia – and what can teachers, parents and doctors do to help children who suffer with the condition? Physiotherapist Michele G. Lee shares the latest research in the area, the symptoms to look out for and the treatments that work.

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16/12/2009
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Counselling for kids

Developing a group for bereaved children under five - The traditional attitude that says we should hide death from toddlers causes life-long emotional problems, says Liz Koole. She reports on her counselling group for bereaved preschoolers and their parents.

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Extending schools: Join our club

A Gloucestershire nursery school has changed its entire village by involving children from local schools in a series of extra-curricular clubs. Sandra Barton and Dr Janet Rose report on the school - and how it meets the Extended Schools agenda.

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16/12/2009
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Report update

We’re all supposed to be keeping up with the latest industry thinking. But there’s just not enough time. That’s why Lucy Busuttil summarises the surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child journal.

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A help or a hindrance?

As the role of teaching assistants continues to grow, Rob Webster, Anthony Russell and Peter Blatchford introduce some alarming research into the outcomes for pupils.

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16/12/2009
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Living streets

Walking to school develops a life-long walking habit which provides unprecedented health benefits. Tony Armstrong shares the work his organisation 'Living Streets' has done to make streets safer and more attractive.

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16/12/2009
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Supporting young carers

Nothing can make a young carer’s life easy. But just by identifying young carers, teachers can help. Katherine Small shares the research that developed the Trafford Young Carers project guide for teachers.

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16/12/2009
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Are middle class parents getting away with child abuse?

Nicola Barry tells the story of how her mother’s alcoholism blighted her childhood. She believes that her middle class background insulated her family from the scrutiny of social services - and believes this is still happening today.

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16/12/2009
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Creating options for Maria

How one single mother fought for her disabled daughter - a determined mother whose initiative changed life for her family and for her disabled daughter Libby.

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16/12/2009
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NEET diagnosis

Covered by neither adults' nor childrens' services, disadvantaged 16-19 year-olds need better health support to avoid STIs, unwanted pregnancies and drug abuse. Annie Darby developed the Asgard project – to build NEET’s health aspirations with support projects and employment opportunities.

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16/12/2009
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Where to turn?

Helping families at the end of the asylum process: The refusal of asylum can have a profound impact on children’s lives. Lisa Nandy explores new ways of working with families in the Midlands, who have been made destitute by the asylum process.

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16/12/2009
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Building resilience for the big move

The transition from primary to secondary school can be difficult for children – both academically and emotionally. Dr Sally Wills describes a pilot by her charity YoungMinds that helped Scottish children by building their emotional resilience.

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16/12/2009
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News

Professionals 'missing opportunities' to help traffcked children

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16/12/2009
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Bristol teenage anti-smoking project

A new phase of Healthy Schools, announced earlier this autumn by Minister of State for Public Health, Gillian Merron, will provide primary care trusts, local authorities and their schools with additional support in addressing the specifc health and well-being needs of their children and young people, and will better equip children and young people to choose healthy behaviours.

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16/12/2009
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Working together?

Head teachers are often left to handle allegations of child abuse against teaching staff alone. Elaine Webster shares case studies of interventions that illuminate practice advice.

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16/12/2009
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Researching the value of breakfast clubs

Breakfast clubs can have a profound countering effect on the chaos of modern life. They also help the parents of disadvantaged children advance their careers. But the proper training of club staff is critical, fnds Sue Yardley.

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16/12/2009
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A disastrous misuse of teaching assistants

A truly alarming piece of research has surfaced about how the use, or misuse, of teaching assistants by classroom teachers is profoundly damaging to the children who are the most learning disadvantaged.

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16/12/2009
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