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The NASEN and TES awards have expanded to cover resources for the first time. Stephen Manning reports

The NASEN TES Special Educational Needs Book Awards recognise excellence in SEN-related publishing. The awards, now in their 15th year, have for the first time been expanded to cover resources, including games or DVDs.

This year's winners will be unveiled in The TES Magazine on October 19, to coincide with Special Needs London, two days of seminars and workshops sponsored by NASEN (the National Association for Special Educational Needs) and The TES.

Here are the shortlists for the five awards:

THE INCLUSIVE RESOURCE FOR SECONDARY CLASSROOMS AWARD

One of two new awards this year, this is for a resource that offers stimulating and interesting ideas to promote inclusion. Nominations:

Autism and Me by Rory Hoy (Jessica Kingsley)

Buzan's iMindMap by Tony Buzan (Buzan Online Ltd)

Mentoring Activities Box by Adele Clark and Jacqui Blade (Speechmark Publishing Ltd)

THE INCLUSIVE RESOURCE FOR PRIMARY CLASSROOMS AWARD

The other new award this year. Nominations:

Tacpac Two designed by Hilary Wainer and Alexander Massey (Tacpac)

The Fine Motor Skills Box designed by Sharon Drew with Special Direct (TTS Group Ltd)

Feel Good Faces Board Game designed by Lucy and Amy Rogers (Feel Good Friends)

Come Alive Stories Series (Yellow Door)

THE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD

This is for a book drawing on sound evidence and careful argument, perhaps reporting new or existing research. It does not have to be academic in style. Nominations:

Understanding and Supporting Children with ADHD by Lesley Hughes and Paul Cooper (Sage)

Interactive Play for Children with Autism by Diana Seach (Routledge)

Partnerships for Inclusive Education: a critical approach to collaborative working by Liz Todd (Routledge)

Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dermot Bowler (John Wiley Sons)

THE BOOKS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING AWARD

This award is for a curriculum book for SEN pupils or teachers in early years, primary or secondary. Nominations:

Teaching Play to Children with Autism by Nicky Phillips and Liz Bevan (Lucky Duck Publications)

Covering the Curriculum with Stories by Sharon Ginnis and Paul Ginnis (Crown House Publishing Co)

Practical Guide to Pre-School Inclusion by Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith (Sage)

Mental Health Issues in School by Mark Prever (Sage)

Buster Anger Management Resource by Ernie Shakleton and Alan Hardy (Kids Premiership Ltd)

Penny Wise by Andy Platt (Southgate Publishing)

Emotional Coaching by Robyn Hromek (Lucky Duck Publications)

Special Stories for Disability Awareness by Mal Leicester (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

THE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD

This is for a book that enhances children's knowledge and understanding of special educational needs, and offers a positive image of SEN pupils. Nominations:

Dan and Diesel by Charlotte Hudson (Red Fox Picture Books)

The Ding Dong Bag by Polly Peters (Child's Play (International) Ltd)

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (David Fickling Books)

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