Special Teaching in Higher Education: Successful Strategies for Access and Inclusion


The British Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA, September 2002) will have a major impact on Higher Education and Further Education provisions. This essential book addresses the learning needs of impaired and disabled students. It suggests effective responses for those designing and delivering the curriculum, discusses flexible teaching strategies and distinctive modes of learning, and gives expert insights into how individuals may learn in special ways. Leading contributors cover the whole student experience, from academic learning to social dimensions. The book is not exclusively concerned with the SENDA; it shows how to look beyond any particular impairment to the potential of the student to learn to think with clarity and critical awareness within their chosen discipline. Key contents: * from exclusion to inclusion: the context; * visual, auditory and physical impairments; * specific learning issues (including dyslexia, autism and Asperger's syndrome); * mental health issues; * issues for pedagogy and practical guidance.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Stuart Powell
  • Jeremy Cooper
  • Martyn Cooper
  • Joy Jarvis
  • Pamela Knight
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2003


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