Resources

* The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, 71 Victoria Street, London S1H 0HW. Tel: 020 7925 6925.

* Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (www.inclusion.uwe.ac.ukcsiecsiehome.htm). Bristol-based charity offering information and advice on inclusion. Tel: 0117 344 4007.

* The Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (www.ipsea.org.uk). A voluntary group advising families on how to get the most out of special needs legislation. Tel: 0800 0184016.

* The National Association for Special Educational Needs (www.nasen.org.uk). The association for special needs professionals. Offers research archives, training and conferences. Tel: 01827 311500.

* The National Children's Bureau and the Council for Disabled Children (www.ncb.org.uk). The bureau is one of the leading children's charities in health and education. Tel: 020 7843 1900.

* Scope (www.scope.org.uk). A national disability organisation focusing on people with cerebral palsy. Tel: 0808 800 3333. The group is holding a conference on July 2 in London on "Preparing for the SEN and Disability Act 2001 - Promoting Inclusion". For details, tel: 020 7619 7100.

* Most local authorities produce booklets for parents on SEN provision. Contact your LEA.

BOOKS

* Handbook for Pre-school SEN Provision: the code of practice in relation to the early years, by Chris Spencer and Kate Schnelling (David Fulton pound;14). Updated to enable carers to comply with the latest requirements of the code of practice and to prepare for Ofsted.

* IEPs - learning difficulties, by Christopher Robertson and John Cornwall (David Fulton, pbk pound;14). Outlines effective independent education plan practice for pupils with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

* Implementing the Code of Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs: a practical guide, by Ahmad Ramjhun (David Fulton pound;18).

* Introduction to Children with Special Needs, by Michael Alcott (Hodder amp; Stoughton pound;11.99).

* Special Education Handbook: the law on children with special needs, by Peter Newell and Margaret McGowan (Advisory Centre for Education Publications pound;12).

* Making Special Education Inclusive, edited by Peter Farrell and Mel Ainscow (David Fulton pound;17). Contributors consider ways in which the latest research can inform practice.

* Special Educational Needs in the Primary School: a practical guide, by Jean Gross (OUP pound;18.99). Aimed at class teachers, heads and special needs co-ordinators, shows how the teacher can build differentiation into planning and schemes of work.

* Introducing Special Educational Needs: a companion guide for student teachers, by Philip Garner and John Dwyfor Davies (David Fulton pound;16.50).

A full list of resources on special needs is available at www.tes.co.uk. Additional resources research by Reach, the National Advice Centre for Children with Reading Difficulties. Its information helpline is 0845 6040414

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