What is a SENCo?

If you have a child with SEN (Special Educational Needs), you have probably been told at some point to speak to the SENCo at your school. Who are they and what do they actually do? SENCo stands for 'Special Educational Needs Coordinator'. All mainstream schools have to appoint a SENCo and they make sure that… Continue reading What is a SENCo?

Why Is It Called ‘Platypus & Batty’?

Well, as most parents and carers of children with autism know, our children can very attached to their favourite objects, toys or peculiar items. They also tend to have obsessions which may vary over the years or just mature as the child grows up: one of my friends was an avid Thomas The Tank Engine… Continue reading Why Is It Called ‘Platypus & Batty’?

What’s This All About Then?

Well, I'm a mother to two young boys, one of whom has ASD (autistic spectrum disorder). I've also worked for some time with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum. I've seen that once diagnosed, it is hard to know where to look for help and advice. You start hearing expressions such as 'sensory overload'… Continue reading What’s This All About Then?