Although often termed the 'invisible disability', up to ten per cent of school children experience some degree of difficulty with their language and communication skills. This book provides teachers with practical strategies for supporting such children in the classroom. Topics covered include scaffolding communication and how language and communication difficulties relate to other special educational needs. Accessible and informative, this book will be of interest to teachers and trainees everywhere.
Dimitra Hartas is Associate Professor in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research and teaching interests focus on disability issues, children's language development and children's rights.