Inclusive PE for SEND Children

Do you want to make your PE lessons more inclusive but you don’t know where to start?

Occupational Therapist and SEND parent, Faith Newton, explains the challenges that SEND children face in PE.

The author uses case studies, parents quotes, evidence and her personal and professional experience to help you reflect on and make changes to your practice.

She explores the reasons that some children avoid PE and provides over 100 strategies to help you make your lessons more inclusive.

Read this book and be equipped with practical strategies that will make PE more engaging and enjoyable for all your students including those with the following diagnoses, neurotypes or difficulties:

  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Colour Blindness
  •  Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder / Dyspraxia
  •  Dyscalculia
  •  Dyslexia
  •  Emotional Regulation Difficulties
  •  Hypermobility
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties

Whether you are a primary school teacher, a PE lead, SENCo or secondary PE teacher, this book is for you.

For articles, reviews and podcast episodes featuring the book see here.

See what people are saying:

In this illuminating book, Faith delves deep into the world of inclusive physical education…I foresee many educators turning to this book, particularly during critical moments. The book’s approach is refreshingly holistic and emphasises the importance of fostering an environment that not only accommodates but celebrates the unique abilities and needs of SEND children.

Lee Sullivan, see the full PE Scholar review of the book here

This book is superb. One of the most practical, easy to read, reflective and the potential to be so impactful on practice books you will read this year’

Vicci Wells, Youth Sport Trust

‘This is a really interesting book, and has made me think more about students in PE and how as SENDCo I can support teachers in including all pupils in their PE lessons’.

Gabriella, SENDCo

‘As an Autistic person who has experienced lots of challenges, this book has been an eye-opener. If some of my previous teachers had read this book, it would have made my day’.

Jennifer Pollock, Maths Teacher and Private Mathematics Tutor

This book is great and very much needed.

Jennifer Ross MA, SENCO and Author ‘Building Brilliant Connections between Families and Schools: Better Engagement with Education Communities

I would recommend this book to any adult working with children.

Fariba, Class Teacher

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