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As the debate on reading standards rumbles on, Sylvia Edwards makes a plea for a balanced approach in the clasroom.
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At last education has recognised the individuality of special needs pupils - but do teachers have time to adapt, asks Sylvia Edwards.
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Should children with special needs be thrown headlong into a mainstream system that is presently ill-equipped to deal with them?

 

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These articles from Child and Junior Education were published at a time when many children with special educational needs were being integrated into mainstream schools. Part of my role was to assess which children could cope in mainstream, plan the move, support the children in their new learning environment and help mainstream teachers, many of whom had never taught children with SEN before, to provide for these children’s needs and help them to succeed. The articles explain my views during this time of change. 

Interestingly, the issues discussed then are still relevant today as more and more children with SEN and/or disabilities are included in mainstream schools. Integration has become inclusion, but with many differences. Schools have been evolving to accommodate the diverse needs of learners with SEN and disabilities for many years, but there is still much to be done if all children and young people with SEN and disabilities (SEND) are to achieve their personal potential. My latest book develops many of these issues that are relevant to inclusive education for the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles for Parents:
The two articles for parents were published in the East Riding of Yorkshire Parent Partnership newsletter distributed to all schools in the area. I strongly believe that if more parents were helped to be effectively involved in their child’s education, and regarded as key members of the support team (working together with school staff and other professionals), more children with SEN and disabilities would enjoy school and achieve their personal best.

 

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This work reflects a most enjoyable and productive series of discussions with some parents of children and young people with significant disabilities, who came together to write about their experiences as parent carers. The work of some of these parents is published on the Carers’ Forum website.

 

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Encourage children to understand why they are writing and they will respond with enthusiasm and energy, says Sylvia Edwards.

 

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