Special Educational Needs

We've brought together content across Special Educational Needs (SEN) to help you gain inspiration for your daily practice, increase your knowledge in specialist areas, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and hot topics.

Practical resources for therapists, educators and carers working with adults and children with special educational needs, designed to develop skills and encourage integration.


Free-to-View Chapters: Art and Design for Children with SEN


Teaching art and design to children with Special Educational Needs is challenging but immensely rewarding and fun, if you know what it is you want to achieve and how to do this.

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Why Time Matters


Read how Time Matters can help young people who have an insecure understanding of time concepts.

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Supporting girls & young women with Aspergers


View a recording of the webinar 'Supporting girls & young women with Asperger’s / autism in mainstream educational settings' hosted by author Victoria Honeybourne.

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Featured Titles

  • Supporting Children with OCD to Understand and Celebrate Difference

    A Get to Know Me Workbook and Guide for Parents and Practitioners, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ resources aim to support children, with those around them, who may have additional/special educational needs. They are designed to empower the professionals and adults who support those with identified needs. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot, the series…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Supporting Children with Depression to Understand and Celebrate Difference

    A Get to Know Me Workbook and Guide for Parents and Practitioners, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ resources aim to support children, with those around them, who may have additional/special educational needs. They are designed to empower the professionals and adults who support those with identified needs. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot, the series…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Silver Matilda

    Get to Know Me: Depression, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ series is aimed at children with additional needs and those who support them in the classroom. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot and illustrated by Catherine Hicks, the resources in this series include activities specific to anxiety, depression and Obsessive…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Draw Along With Silver Matilda

    Get to Know Me: Depression, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ series is made up of resources aimed at children with additional needs. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot and illustrated by Catherine Hicks, the series includes activities specific to anxiety, depression and OCD. This book, Draw Along With Silver Matilda…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Tidy Tim

    Get to Know Me: OCD, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ series is aimed at children with additional needs and those who support them in the classroom. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot and illustrated by Catherine Hicks, the resources in this series include activities specific to anxiety, depression and Obsessive…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Draw Along With Tidy Tim

    Get to Know me: OCD, 1st Edition

    By Louise Lightfoot

    The ‘Get to Know Me’ series is made up of resources aimed at children with additional needs. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot and illustrated by Catherine Hicks, the series includes activities specific to anxiety, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This book,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Get To Know Me

  • Using Drama with Children on the Autism Spectrum

    A Resource for Practitioners in Education and Health, 2nd Edition

    By Carmel Conn

    The second edition of Using Drama with Children on the Autism Spectrum takes the perspective that support for the learning and development of children should have the purpose of giving them the freedom to be more fully who they are and able to function more effectively as themselves in a wider…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Special Education

    A Practical Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Differences, 1st Edition

    By Ange Anderson

    New technologies and ongoing developments in the fields of Virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing the ways in which we facilitate learning. Recognising the positive role these technologies can play in the learning and progress of students assessed as having…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge

  • Girls and Autism

    Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton

    Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this…

    Paperback – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Social Skills

    Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication, 1st Edition

    By Alex Kelly

    What can we do to help those who struggle to develop effective social skills? Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication is a definitive guide to understanding and meeting the needs of those who have difficulty with social skills. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this…

    Paperback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge

  • Children Beyond Labels

    Understanding Standardised Assessment and Managing Additional Learning Needs in Primary School, 1st Edition

    By Rhian Spence

    Children Beyond Labels is an accessible guide to understanding standardised assessment and managing high incidence additional learning needs in the primary school. It offers jargon-free insight into the results of formal assessments which are often used within professional reports and cuts to the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01
    Routledge

  • Supporting Children with Autism in the Primary Classroom

    A Practical Approach, 1st Edition

    By Dawn Connor

    This invaluable resource offers a wealth of strategies enabling you to support children with autism in the mainstream classroom. Cutting through the jargon and recognising the huge variety of ways in which children’s perceptions, feelings and behaviours may be affected by autism, the text is packed…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 5: Sound by Sound Part 3

    Exploring the Sounds, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 6: Sound by Sound Part 4

    Surveying the Sounds, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 7: Multisyllable Magic

    Revising the Main Sounds and Working on 2, 3 and 4 Syllable Words, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 1: Building Basics

    Introducing Sounds and Letters, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 2: Building Words

    Working on Word Structure with Basic Sounds, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 3: Sound by Sound Part 1

    Discovering the Sounds, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Set

    1st Edition

    By Ann Sullivan

    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-05
    Routledge
    Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Essential Tips for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom

    A Road Map to Quality-first Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Pippa Whittaker, Rachael Hayes

    This go-to resource provides practitioners with quick, easy and cost-effective ways of improving inclusive practices in educational settings. Addressing the needs of children with various disabilities, from ADHD, dyslexia and low literacy skills, to physical disabilities, mental health and social…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge
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  • Art and Design for Children with SEN

    A Resource for Inclusive Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Maureen Glynn

    The purpose of this book is to offer professionals working with children with special educational needs (SEN) a compilation of tried and tested themed lessons, designed to excite and involve children in developing their creative art skills. Each lesson is carefully planned with step by step…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge

  • The Selective Mutism Resource Manual

    2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Maggie Johnson, Alison Wintgens

    For anyone who needs to understand, assess or manage selective mutism, this is a comprehensive and practical manual that is grounded in behavioural psychology and anxiety management and draws on relevant research findings as well as the authors' extensive clinical experience. Now in its second…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge

  • Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

    A Resource for Education and Health Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge

  • The SENCO Survival Guide

    The nuts and bolts of everything you need to know, 2nd Edition

    By Sylvia Edwards

    Still the best ‘all round’ guide for SENCOs on the market’ Pippa Whittaker, Curriculum Leader for Inclusion, City Academy, Bristol The SENCO Survival Guide is an informative resource, fully updated with the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice and containing practical advice to help SENCOs manage their…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge
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