Learning to read and having access to a rich reading curriculum has a huge impact upon us both emotionally and academically. so how can we ensure that it is seen as an entitlement of all learners, including those defined as having profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and the most complex needs?

This accessible book provides professionals with the knowledge and confidence to develop reading for all learners. It integrates the latest ideas and research into a practical framework to create an inclusive reading curriculum and support learners across the whole education spectrum, including those with the most complex needs. Each chapter includes a mixture of research, strategies, and case study examples, demonstrating how reading supports both wellbeing and access to learning and - with stories - provides a versatile vehicle to build on vocabulary and expand our ability to think and learn about our place in the world.

Teaching Reading to All Learners Including Those with Complex Needs is essential reading for both new and experienced teachers and special educational needs and disabilities coordinators (SENDCo)s looking to develop an inclusive reading curriculum and culture which will positively impact on the outcomes of all young people.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|13 pages

Why prioritise reading for all?

chapter 4|12 pages

How does reading develop?

chapter 5|13 pages

The role of foundation skills and the teaching of reading

Where does phonics fit for learners with complex needs?

chapter 6|7 pages

Why learners have difficulty learning to read

Importance of the stages of processing and strategies to support

chapter |6 pages