More Thoughts on Inclusion


I read the New year’s honours list a few days ago and was extremely pleased to see that Professor Barry Carpenter had received an OBE for his services to children with special needs. If you are not familiar with his work it centres around children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. These children are often prematurely born or have suffered trauma during birth. They may have no sight, no hearing, and often cannot move unaided. How do you teach children who are so severely sensory impaired. As a SEND teacher with post graduate qualifications I had little idea how to reach children like that. I can tell you it’s extremely challenging! Professor Barry came in to my school a few years ago and worked directly with us and showed us how to teach these children using his Engagement Profile. Since his visit we are more confident that we are doing…

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