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You can also ask the specialists that visit your school what their knowledge is in
regard to developments in neuroscience. Paediatricians and Psychologists are expected
to keep up to date with research as part of their continuing registration as professionals.
They are likely to find it useful for schools to ask them to bring in some research
up to date (2)
The Schools Network, with the Institute of Psychiatry has established the National
Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education.
The Aims of the Forum are:
To provide a platform for neuroscientists and teachers in Special Education
to engage in dialogue
To encourage discourse around the changing pattern of childhood disability
To share insights from both fields which will evolve innovative practice,
leading to improved learning outcomes for children
Consider the aims stated above for this initiative .Would you
endorse these aims? Add to them? What aspirations might be envisaged from such an
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