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Diverse play

An innovative inclusive playground encourages children with diverse abilities to enjoy sharing the same play space, writes Deborah Gundle. A key aspect of the new...

The Guardian view on the special needs crisis: children don’t deserve...

By failing to adequately fund their own policy, ministers have created a destructive standoff between families, councils and schools A decade after David Cameron’s coalition...

Hundreds of children with special needs wait a year for support...

In some areas young people have been waiting more than two years for plan detailing help they require, FoI reveals Hundreds of children with special...

Neurodivergence and adoption

The most effective way to support a neurodivergent child is to understand what makes them different, says Dr Gemma North Neurodiversity is a term increasingly...

Digital devices for literacy

Yvonne Dalorto on using digital devices for shaping individual learning in the classroom. Digital devices can play a crucial role in supporting children with special...

Reading: a voice for minimally verbal children

A lack of speech is not a barrier to reading, says Dr Sharon Arnold Reading is an such an effective form of communication, but little...

How to set up a college for SEND that wins awards

Gemma Peebles knows. She's on a mission. Three years ago, I decided that the young people of Doncaster with special educational needs deserved a better...

Steps and stairs

Stairclimbers can liberate children and adults with special needs, explains Peter Wingrave. Managing risks and limitations in daily living Steps and stairs—there's no escaping them, but...

Point of view: special needs teacher

A plea to avoid unhelpful language Having spent numerous years working in a progressive special educational needs school, I can testify first-hand that the mountains...

Less paper, more productivity – can screens support literacy improvement for...

Aimee Cave promotes the use of on-screen literacy assessments as a tool to enable teachers to tailor support for SEN pupils Learning to read is...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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