This updated third edition of an essential reference book provides a comprehensive guide to the field of SEN. New entries reflect recent developments such as the revised SEN Code of Practice 2001 and the SEN and Disability Act. All entries have been reviewed to ensure that they reflect current practice and extra resources such as internet sites are added. Focusing on the current UK legislative, institutional and educational frameworks, the author has gathered into one A to Z volume a wide range of information essential to good SEN practice in mainstream and special schools. A thematic index helps the reader plot a course through topics of current interest.
Covered are six broad themes: basic terms, ideas and values; venues relating to special education and school organization; roles, duties, responsibilities, procedures and rules; individual differences among learner with SEN; curriculum, assessment and resources; and pedagogy.
This handbook will assist SENCOs, teaching assistants, governors and managers, parents, LEA administrators and inspectors.