Providing an engaging and complete overview Special Educational Needs: The Basics examines the fundamental principles of the subject from policy to practice. This book covers:
concepts of special educational needs
the historical development of special provision and key legislation
identification and assessment of young people's special learning and behaviour needs
working with a wide range of individual difficulties in practice
the personal experiences of individuals with special needs
special needs provision and the children's workforce.
This book is an ideal starting point for all those with questions about what constitutes special educational needs and how individuals can be supported in practice. It is also essential reading for trainees, teachers and all others working with young people who experience difficulties in learning and behaviour, or who have special sensory or physical needs.