The PMLD Ambiguity
Articulating the Life-Worlds of Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
This book challenges the very idea of "profound and multiple learning disabilities" (PMLD) itself, and what constitutes appropriate educational provision for children described as having PMLD. It considers the role of ambiguity in articulating the life-worlds of children with PMLD.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Exploring “PMLD” -- Behaviourism -- Cognitivism -- Phenomenology -- Interpreting Sam: the search for a sensitive methodology -- Sam’s life-worlds: subjectivities and intersubjectivities -- Concluding discussion: negotiating ambiguity as a means to the life-world