This edition has been extensively revised and updated in line with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority guidelines on teaching children with severe and complex learning needs. The editors and contributors: show how access to each subject of the curriculum can be provided for pupils with moderate to profound learning difficulties; raise current debates and illustrate effective teaching ideas; discuss strategies for providing a high quality educaiton for these pupils and a celebration of their achievements; and discuss the active involvement of parents and pupils in these processes.
Barry Carpenter, CBE, is Honorary Professor at the Universities in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia. He has undertaken research with families of children with disabilities, motivated professionally and personally as the father of a young woman with Down's syndrome. He is currently writing on such topics as mental health, complex needs and girls with Autism.
Rob Ashdown has been Headteacher of special schools in England. He is currently an editor for the PMLD LINK journal.
Keith Bovair has been Headteacher at special schools in England, a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK and has worked extensively in the field of special education in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America.