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ERIC Number: EJ928110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Involving Children with Learning and Communication Difficulties: The Perspectives of Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Teaching Assistants
Feiler, Anthony; Watson, Debby
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n2 p113-120 Jun 2011
Recent policy initiatives in the United Kingdom within the field of disability have rightly highlighted the importance of hearing the child's voice. However, it is also imperative that professionals work effectively together to enable this to happen. This study presents the perspectives of teachers, speech and language therapists and teaching assistants on involving children with severe learning and communication difficulties in decision-making at school. Key findings are discussed, and these are presented under three main themes: child-focused issues, professional practice and variation in perspective according to professional role. The discussion explores the links between these findings and the research and policy literature and considers the need for professional development opportunities that enhance effective teamwork.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom