The Midwest Book Review
Teachers receive a fine guide to developing a teaching approach for creating an inclusive classroom that allows special needs students to work effectively in a mainstream environment, and will find this a top choice for any interested in practical methods about learning difficulties and how they operate in a traditional environment. Chapters offer basics on special educational needs, then discuss common issues and alternatives to traditional teaching methods. The methods here have been field-tested and proven effective.
There is much to like in this book. The writer exhibits true empathy with these learners and a passion to help others to understand and support them and the book contains a mass of practical suggestions which can be adopted swiftly and will indeed help teachers to ensure that their classrooms are places where these learners can contribute and learn. The style is informal and the many anecdotes and case studies make the book readable and accessible and help readers to relate to students in their groups... I would recommend this as an introduction to these common learning differences for non-specialist teachers and TAs in that it does provide a real range of practical suggestions... is engaging the obvious warmth and commitment to these learners that Richard Hanks brings.
This book would be a very useful addition to any staffroom, giving sensible, realistic and practical advice to enable the non specialist or newly qualified teacher to develop the understanding and skills required to meet the needs of all pupils in an inclusive classroom.