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Exploring the value of family shared reading with young people who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) (2024)
Journal Article
Doak, L. (2024). Exploring the value of family shared reading with young people who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, https://doi.org/10.1177/14687984241235124

Shared reading with young children is promoted as good practice in national and international policy. Existing literature explores cognitive and developmental benefits of family shared reading for young, typically developing children, but much less i... Read More about Exploring the value of family shared reading with young people who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

Trying to solve the ‘worst situation’ together: participatory autism research (2022)
Journal Article
Costley, D., Emerson, A., Ropar, D., Sheppard, E., McCubbing, A., Campbell Bass, S., …Ward Penny, J. (2022). Trying to solve the ‘worst situation’ together: participatory autism research. Educational Action Research, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2021.2019075

The importance of participatory autism research is discussed in relation to a project involving six autistic researchers and five non-autistic university researchers collaborating to investigate anxiety in autistic adolescents. The paper describes th... Read More about Trying to solve the ‘worst situation’ together: participatory autism research.

The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words (2021)
Journal Article
Costley, D., Emerson, A., Ropar, D., & Sheppard, E. (2021). The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words. Education Sciences, 11(11), Article 726. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11110726

Secondary schools are increasingly becoming inclusive of all students whatever their individual needs, but we question whether teachers understand enough about specific needs in order to effectively support all their students. Research indicates that... Read More about The anxiety caused by secondary schools for autistic adolescents: In their own words.