Developed from the work of specialist teachers in Ealing who have been involved in promoting inclusive practices, this book shows how eliciting the pupil's views and strengthening the pupil voice is an important element in the success of any inclusion project. Covering a wide range of disabilities including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Specific Learning Difficulties, it includes: Case-studies; Descriptions of the difficulties encountered by the young; Practical strategies to address these difficulties; Useful resources. Essential for any adult working in an inclusive setting, this fascinating book brings together theory with real practice.



This book is about emphasising the voices of pupils with disabilities and listening to what they have to tell us about themselves. What does it mean to be a pupil with a disability who is included in a mainstream school? What perceptions and experiences do pupils with disabilities have and what do they say about themselves, their identities, their relationships and their perceptions of their fit with their mainstream environment? If we seriously want to know the answers to these questions, we need to make time and listen. We need to enable pupils to talk to us about themselves in their own words and without the restrictions of others. This book represents a vehicle for the pupils' voices as they tell us about their ...

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