This work draws on the experience of a team of practitioners who support the learning, communication and special needs of children with pragmatic disorders on a daily basis. With direct reference to classroom practice, this work shows how to respond effectively to the needs of these children by making successful assessments, co-ordinating individual and group work with children and collaborating with other teachers, speech and language therapists and psychologists. The authors offer advice on the management of classroom and support systems, and emphasize the importance of involving parents at every stage.
Gilbert MacKay is Research Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, where he is also Reader in Special Education. Carolyn Anderson is a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor in the Speech and Language Therapy Department, University of Strathclyde.