6 Essential Special Educational Needs Research Resources

Research SEN Teachers Should be Using.

During an online Special Education discussion I asked: What Research/Journals should those interested in SEND be reading? Here are the top 6 answers for recommended SEND research into special education. Some of these are free to access, others require a subscription. I would be interested to hear what your essential reading is for SEND topics. Please add your suggestions to the comments box below.

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  1. Andy Bloor recommended JORSEN – The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs which now has a range of short podcasts with the authors of the articles which can be really helpful and much more accesible.  #SpEdSC

2. ICE Research suggested JDisSocThe Journal of Disability & Society. This has a lot of free to access articles. I immediately found one I needed for an online safety training.

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3. Joanna Grace recommended @PMLDLinkA journal for everyone supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. There is a great free sample copy available.

 4. Scatti Recommended the resources available through the intensive interaction website.

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5. I like to keep an eye on The Policy Research Forum – This University of Exeter forum has a range of policy papers to download. You can also join and contribute to the discussion.

6. The GOV.UK page on Special educational needs and disability (SEND) has a range of policy papers and statistics available for free.
I then asked what research we should be doing. StarlightMcKenzie suggested looking at:
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Do you do this? Can you suggest any other research resources that teachers or parents may find useful?

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