Realising your child has special educational needs is stressful for any parent. Getting them the help they require can be a long, drawn-out, frustrating and expensive process. In the UK, the system of getting a statement of special educational needs is complicated for anyone to negotiate. This parent-to-parent book, written by the creator of the Special Needs Jungle website, Tania Tirraoro, tells parents what to do, how and when to do it in an easy to follow step-by-step approach. It includes real examples of successful applications for statutory assessment and placements so parents can see the evidence they need to prove their child's case. "I only wish that I when I was going through the statementing process striving to get John Paul the right education, speech therapy and respite for the family that I had read this book." Maria Hutchings, SEN Campaigner
Tania Tirraoro was born in Wales and raised in the North West of England but now resides in leafy Surrey with her husband and two sons.
She spent a decade working as a broadcast journalist and newsreader which has been the inspiration for This Last Summer.
Tania has a website at http://www.tirraoro.com, a blog, http://notasadvertised.blogspot.com and a website helping parents with special needs education, http://www.specialneedsjungle.com. Both Tania's sons have Asperger Syndrome and so the Asperger's character of Ben in This Last Summer is written from the heart.
Tania has also just published a book aimed at helping parents get the special educational needs help their child may need.