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Wilhelmsen, Gunvor Birkeland; Aanstad, Monica L.; Leirvik, Eva Iren B. – Support for Learning, 2015
This article presents experiences from vision research implemented in education and argues for the need for teachers with visual competence and insight into suitable methods for stimulation and learning. A new type of continuing professional development (CPD) focuses on the role of vision in children's learning and development, the consequences of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Needs Students, Visual Impairments, Children
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Wedell, Klaus – Support for Learning, 2012
The aim of this article is to give an account of a self-help "bottom-up" continuing professional development (CPD) facility for SENCos which has been built up over the last 16 years. This CPD was originally intended to supplement any substantive training that might have been provided by local authorities (LAs) and by further and higher…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Qualifications
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Morewood, Gareth D. – Support for Learning, 2012
This article examines some of the issues emerging with regard to the SENCo skill set and does so in the context of the current rapidly changing educational climate. The SENCo role has to evolve and adapt in order to meet ever-changing requirements. This involves a collective effort, in which a strong SENCo network and a collaborative approach have…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Staff Role, Coordinators, Special Needs Students
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Elson, Nicola – Support for Learning, 2011
Warnock advocated that all young people with learning difficulties should be entitled to an appropriate education beyond the compulsory age of 16. The purpose of the study was to investigate attitudes to post-16 educational provision for students with special educational needs. What are the strengths and weaknesses of current provision and is it…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Learning Problems, Educational Needs, Severe Mental Retardation