This work demonstrates how mainstream and special schools can work together in preparing the special school child to succeed in a mainstream environment. It also shows how to prepare existing mainstream pupils and other members of staff involved in or affected by the inclusion process. The author provides: photocopiable forms for evaluating pupils' academic and social progress; advice on how physical resource, such as sensory rooms, can enhance the learning opportunity of all pupils; jargon-free communication strategies for effective interaction with the child, which is also considered within the framework of the whole school policy; sample lesson plans, resource ideas and plans for daily record keeping for use across the curriculum subjects; and suggestions for ways in which special and mainstream schools can work together to enhance the whole curriculum. Any teacher in a mainstream or special school who is concerned about making inclusion really work for their pupils should find this book a useful companion.
Liz Flavell is Inclusion Coordinator at Penny Field School and has been a member of an Inclusion Working Party for the Local Education Authority.