Early Inclusion through Learning from Each Other

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by most European countries foresees an inclusive education for all. Within this context most European countries have expressed their political will to implement the inclusive philosophies and concepts at all levels of policy and services related to issues for persons with disability (The European Union strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020). However a significant lack of methodologies and sharing knowledge in this field can be observed. Professionals report high need for information, training and concrete resources. Early- Inclusion, is an Erasmus Plus Project through the European Union (www.early-inclusion.eu).

The UK is involved through, and represented by, Chadsgrove Teaching School  (contact: Bev Cockbillbac42@chadsgrove.worcs.sch.uk). Professor Barry Carpenter (UK) is the Lead Consultant to the Project, and has contributed to its design, and initial research and development approaches.

The poster below outlines the preliminary work of this Project, which has a particular focus on the development of Teaching Assistants, (and similar) in a variety of education and childcare settings.

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Developing Baseline Assessment for children with Complex Needs

Below is an article produced by Karam Bhogal, a former Schools Direct student with Professor Carpenter , describing the use of the Engagement Profile and Scale ( EPS ), with children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

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The experiences of family carers in the delivery of invasive clinical interventions for young people with complex intellectual disabilities:

The experiences of family carers in the delivery of invasive clinical interventions for young people with complex intellectual disabilities: policy disconnect or policy opportunity?

This is a little discussed topic , but one that faces many families of children and adults with an complex learning difficulty and disability.

Authors:Michael Brown, Louise Hoyle and Thanos Karatzias

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