Recommended Educational Books

On this page we have collated all the education, Autism and SEND books that we think you will find useful Let us know if we have forgotten any. (All links to Amazon).

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Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers – Tracey Lawrence

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Why this book?

Because Tracey is an engaging writer who will not just bombard you with Jargon and claim to have a magic wand to solve your issues but provide guidance on your journey. She is also an approachable and engaged tweeter responsible for the #behaviourchat weekly twitter chat (which she has graciously let me host at times).

Buy it here.

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour – Paul Dix

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Why should I buy it?

The book that almost made me shut down this site, I haven’t posted for months in fear of just repeating what I read in Paul’s book. I didn’t find anything I disagreed with in this book – and believe me I tried. From School leaders to teachers there is a lesson for everyone.

Buy it here.


The Reason I Jump: one boy’s voice from the silence of autism – Noaki Higashida

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Why should I read this instead of a netflix binge?

It’s shows the importance of working tirelessly to provide the children you work with with a voice. It shows why you should never underestimate a child’s capacity to communicate. Why is this in a behaviour post – because you cannot separate behaviour and communication. It can be read in 2/3 hours and then passed on!

Buy it here.

Other Worthwhile Reads:

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently – Buy Here

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How to Support Pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition in Primary School – Lynn McCann – Buy Here

Don’t Send Him in Tomorrow: Shining a light on the marginalised, disenfranchised and forgotten children of today’s schools – Jarlath O’Brien – Buy Here.

Inclusion for Primary School Teachers – Nancy Gedge – Buy Here

Bloomsbury CPD Library: Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Cheryl Drabble – Buy here.