2nd Edition

Creating a Responsive Environment for People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

By Jean Ware Copyright 2003
    148 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    This revised and updated second edition aims to enable teachers and care staff working with people with PMLD in any context to create a positive interactive environment for the people with whom they work. Using information from the latest research and from everyday practice, the author discusses the different aspects of a responsive environment and suggests practical strategies that staff can use to create such an atmosphere.

    Acknowledgements, Introduction to the Second Edition, 1. The Importance of a Responsive Environment, 2. Getting Started, Making Sense of Children's Behaviour, 3. Responding to People's Behaviour, 4. Starting a Conversation, Giving the Child a Chance to Reply, 5. Sharing Control, 6. Moving On and Moving Out, 7. Using Technology to Extend the Responsive Environment


    Jean Ware is a Reader in Education at Bangor University

    From a review of the 1st Edition
    "I certainly enjoyed this book. The wealth of examples made it easy to see how to move towards a more responsive environment for people with PMLD, and staff who embark upon using the text for a course are likely to find the experience rewarding. And ultimately, of course, people with PMLD will benefit from being with carers who have a better idea of how to encourage their development." -- Child Language Teaching and Therapy