"I'm hooked! You've totally changed my perspective!"
"Just the Right amount of jargon but easy to digest"
"I already know so much but with each page I learnt something new!"
Hey! I'm Jo McMeechan, a children's physio but also a Mum to two boys, one of whom is Autistic, ADHD with additional needs. My experience as a Parent Professional has taught me so much about both sides of this world.
All my physiotherapy services offer fun, play based, break the mould, therapy for children with disabilities and additional needs. I strongly advocate for getting out of the clinic space and into nature, often with our little team of Mini Shetland facilitators. Everything I do is child led, play based with fun at the centre (accompanied by a sprinkle of science of course!)
Using my qualifications and experience as a Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist and Early Years Director, I offer a range of training and consultancy packages to support education professionals and their settings to re-write the SEN story.
KNOWLEDGE + UNDERSTANDING
I am proud to have watched the lightbulb moments that have occurred for the education and service providers I have supported with training programmes and workshops. When providers are empowered to understand how children’s needs can be met with simple, low resource adaptations we have the chance to change the experiences for all children in our settings.
Whether you need CPD opportunities for group training or an inspiring speaker for an event, you are in the right place. Take a look below to find out how to get started on your own SENStory™ journey.
Education CPD Training and courses
From development in early years and evidence gathering, to the legal process of applying for an EHCP, I have a range of masterclasses and training courses that will give your professional knowledge a boost, and improve the inclusivity of your education provision. These are delivered via a mix of online webinars, ongoing courses and face to face training sessions, and include a range of resources to support you when you need them most.
Do you want to improve the way your provision supports all children, but in particular children with additional needs? Through either a face to face or online consultation, or comprehensive SENCO mentoring, we can get really focused on the strategies you currently use and how they might be improved in an actionable plan. Included in the consultation are templates for evidence gathering and EHCP applications. Available on a monthly or ad hoc basis.
Inclusion is so important in all areas of life, especially the workplace. Are you aware as an employer of the adjustments that you should make in order to support your diverse staff team? Do you know how to create a caring, supportive and most of all inclusive environment for your staff? Through either a face to face or online training package, we will get really clear on the actionable steps you can take to be an inclusive employer!
SEN Support SESSIONS
Calling all education professionals!!
One of the most valuable things we can add to our Professional SEN Toolkits in order to support the children in our care is knowledge. Knowing the law, understanding what resources are available to you and knowing how to get them, is priceless.
As an expert in my field, I hold a wealth of professional knowledge and experience of working within the health and education systems for SEND, and I want to share it all with YOU! I've watched the lightbulb moments and heard the success stories that have come from this info. The feeling of finally moving things forward and being able to take action is epic!
I have pulled all this information together to share with you in a closed community of like-minded professionals.
Over 5 weeks we'll cover:
- The lawful processes behind applying for an EHCP
- Evidence gathering and how to do it efficiently
- Communicating with parents in a way that best supports you, them and their children
- Reflection, supervision and CPD for SEN staff
PLUS you will get exclusive access to templates you can use over and again to help you. My webinars and resources will be available for the 5 weeks to work through as you need them.
Our next programme starts runs in September 2023 but you can join the wait list here!