Tina Coope (She/Her)

Educational Lead, PANS PANDAS UK

About Tina Coope

Hi, I'm Tina, a former experienced teacher, and I have been working with PANS PANDAS UK, a charity focused on these post infectious neuro-inflammatory conditions for around three years. These conditions can cause children to quickly deteriorate from doing well in school to having complex needs. Awareness about these conditions is currently low, but it is improving thanks to recent advances in the medical field, a Parliamentary debate and media coverage. PANS/ PANDAS can present with some unusual characteristics, and this combined with a lack of awareness and training for schools has made things more difficult. The recent recognition of both PANS/PANDAS as distinct diseases by the NHS, now presents a great opportunity to raise further awareness across education. 

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Alternative Provision Units (SEN/EBD schools and PRUs) Charity/NGO Primary School Secondary School

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ADHD Assessment Autism and ASD Behaviour Cognition and Learning Communication and Interaction Dyslexia Dyspraxia Sensory and/or physical needs Social, emotional and mental health difficulties Speech, language and communication needs Young adults, parents and carers

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Jun 05, 2024

Hello Michael,

I would be really interested in this group.  I am currently working in the area of PANS and PANDAS and there is very little UK led educational research on the cohort of CYP.