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Special Needs: What to know and what to do

Aug 2009
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Comprehensive and essential resource file for teachers.

What to know and what to do deals with:

  • Autism
  • Deaf / Blind impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Visual impairment.

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Ruth MacConville

Ruth MacConville is both a practitioner and a writer and has recently successfully completed doctoral research in the area of social inclusion. She is head of the SENS service in the London borough of Ealing and has previously worked as a teacher in mainstream primary and secondary schools, and in special schools.

She has a special interest in pupil voice and her recent publication Looking at Inclusion; Listening to the voices of young people has been adapted into successful training materials. Ruth is the creator of the `Powerful Voices' conferences for children which are now delivered in many LAs.