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Introduction to Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
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Introduction to Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
A Student's Guide



December 2020 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This essential textbook equips students with a strong understanding of theories, policies and practices and how they impact on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, guiding them through their SEND course or modules. It provides students with the foundations and tools necessary to think critically about the issues and developments concerning SEND, inclusion, and professional practice.

The book includes:

-          Material surrounding mental health in childhood and adolescence

-          Chapters on global perspectives of SEND, and assistive technologies

-          Practical case studies, reflection questions and activities

-          Spotlights on key theories and research 

-          Up-to-date information on policies impacting SEND

 

 
Chapter 1 - An Introduction to SENDI: Models and Definitions
 
Chapter 2 - The History of Difference and Disability
 
Chapter 3 - Introducing Specific Learning Difficulties
 
Chapter 4 - SEND Support and Intervention: Overcoming Barriers
 
Chapter 5 - Exploring Mental Health in Childhood and Adolescence
 
Chapter 6 - Equality: Access Provision and Outcomes
 
Chapter 7 - Assistive Technologies in Practice
 
Chapter 8 - SEND: A Global Perspective
 
Chapter 9 - Professional Roles and Contexts
 
Chapter 10 - Becoming a SENDI Practitioner: Professional Identity and Self-Reflection
 
Chapter 11 - Researching Approaches to Inclusive Practice
 
Chapter 12 - Towards Inclusion: Rhetoric and Reality

A thorough look at this ever-changing area of study, which has an eye on the past as well as the future and makes some challenging and thought-provoking issues accessible for those new to the area.

Paul Drury
Senior Lecturer in SEN and Inclusion, Nottingham Trent University

This is an excellent text. It provides a clear overview of the theories of disability and offers a comprehensive outline of the SEND Code of Practice. It is contemporary, accessible and easy to navigate.

Jonathan Glazzard
Professor of Inclusive Education, Leeds Beckett University

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