Contributors

Special World has a great team of talented writers, teachers and contributors who are well regarded throughout the Special Needs industry. If you would like to be a Contributor to Special World please Contact us.

Rebecca Garratt is headteacher of Wyre Forest School, Kidderminster.1 Articles


Sam Flatman is an outdoor learning specialist and an Educational Consultant for Pentagon Play. Sam has been designing school playground equipment for the past 10 years and has a passion for outdoor education. He believes that outdoor learning is an essential part of child development, which should be integrated into the school curriculum at every opportunity. @samflatman1 Articles


Sandra Thistlethwaite, is a qualified specialist speech and language therapist (SSLT) with over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of AAC and AT. She currently works for Inclusive Technology where, as well as contributing to other software titles and products, she created and designed the Inclusive Eye Gaze Learning Curve and eyeMouse Play.1 Articles


Pete Sparkes is Artistic Director of Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities.1 Articles


Carolyn Blackburn has worked in a range of educational settings from early years to secondary and in both mainstream and special education. She has co-authored two books and numerous articles on FASD and given lectures about FASD to education, health and social care professionals, nationally and internationally.1 Articles


Andrew Sutton was once a psychologist, advocate for children’s and parents’ rights and student of Soviet education. In the 1980s he created awareness of Conductive Education in the UK and then helped spread this overseas. He also chaired the Editorial Board of the UK magazine Special Children. He now blogs, publishes, and still hopes for better times.1 Articles


Carol Allen is an Advisory Teacher ICT and SEND/Inclusion in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She is a regular presenter at conferences including ATiA.1 Articles


Dave Traxson is a chartered educational psychologist in the UK and a member of the committee of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Educational and Child Psychologists. He contributed to the consultation on DSM-5 from the BPS (The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis, BPS, 2012) and is a regular contributor to the website Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives.1 Articles


Jo Egerton is a Schools Research Consultant and educational writer. She has co-authored and co-edited a number of books, most recently Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary perspectives.1 Articles


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