HPCI Launch SpLD Survey for parents and carers and other news

8th January 20

A Happy New Year to you and your family from all at HPCI.

We are kicking off 2020 with a number of communications and this one focuses on SpLD or Specific Learning Difficulties  meaning ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.

HPCI SpLD Survey for parents and carers
As a member of our parent network you will be aware that part of HPCI’s role is to gather the views and experiences of parents and carers and use them to inform service improvements or identify issues that need taking forward.
This SpLD survey is for any parent or carer of children aged 3 to 19 who have SpLD this includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD/ADD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder), dyscalculia or dysgraphia either identified or suspected. The survey is to help gather evidence that builds a picture of the current experience of families with SpLD in Hertfordshire.  This survey has been initiated by one of our parent reps, Jennie Rayson.  Should you have more than one child with SpLD then please complete a separate survey for each child.  Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SpLD2020
Feel free to pass the link on to other parents of children with SpLD who may be interested – they do not need to be a member of HPCI.  Closing date for survey is 23rd February.

Dyslexia Guidance from HCC (Herts County Council)
In Autumn 2019 parents from HPCI contributed to guidance that Herts County Council has produced for professionals but is also useful for parents.  It can be downloaded here:
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/professionals/send-guidance-for-professionals.aspx?searchInput=&page=1&resultsPerPage=10&view=card

REQUEST – HPCI expects to be involved in reviewing the next piece of guidance from HCC on Dyscalculia this term..  If any of you who have children with this condition would like to be involved in this work then please can you email or text me – details at the end of this email.

LOCAL OFFER LAUNCH REMINDER the launch of the re-vamped SEND Local Offer website will be on Tuesday 21st January. Drop in any time between 12 noon until 7pm at The Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Rd, Watford WD25 9JL.  There is free parking at the Centre.  HPCI will have a stand there so come and say hello.
You can also have a look at and comment on the new look site via this link:
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer-beta/the-local-offer-hertfordshire.aspx
Use the feedback button at the top of each page to let them know what you think of it and you can also make suggestions about what is there and what you would like to see.

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