• Why can’t my child excel and have a difficulty/disability at the same time?

    Ever met a parent or carer who has asked you this question? I have, more than a decade ago. This started my journey into the field of Dual Multiple Exceptionality (DME) or as it is known in the USA as Twice Exceptional (2e). This blog is divided into two parts: Part 1: explores what is DME and identification Part 2: considers case studies and reflective questions for practitioners.

  • Speech, language and communication needs: a complex relationship

    Recently we have seen the issue of children and young people’s mental health repeatedly placed in the spotlight with new commitments from the Government to overhaul the mental health system being widely welcomed. Mental Health Awareness week provides an excellent opportunity to really increase understanding of the needs of children and young people struggling as a result of poor mental health and the impacts this can have.