Dr Lesley Hendy, Retired Senior Lecturer in Educational Drama and Early Years Education, University of Cambridge
From the opening of Adele's book you know you are dealing with a very committed, passionate and talented teacher. She sets out her philosophy clearly and provides teachers with a wealth of activities. She also supplies very useful advice on many aspects of the difficulties visual learners have. A book for every staffroom!
Clare Walker, Early Years Co-ordinator
Adele has the ability to see the world through a child's eyes and explain it to adults. She can simplify the most complex learning needs and transform their differences into creativity and fun. Her genius is showing the rest of us their brilliance. A perfect book for parents demoralised by negative school reports for their quirky child and a must have for teachers who believe all children have the potential to shine.
Good Autism Practice (GAP)
The author is a passionate and dedicated advocate for providing quality educational experiences for children with learning differences. The way in which she writes encourages teachers and those working in schools to look at the individual needs of the child and adapt to each child's unique strengths. This is a book that would be helpful as a general good practice text for someone starting out in a school setting for children with complex needs or for parents/carers who would like to know more about the types of interventions used in school settings.
Saira PesterSpecial Children
This book's title gives a few clues to the broad range of its content. In fact, the author also includes topics such as how best to motivate and engage pupils, as well as how to maximise their abilities to listen, communicate, read and write. Mrs Devine shares her experiences of teaching pupils with severe learning difficulties and works indefatigably to show how every child has the potential to shine. In the current climate of every changing goalposts and the relentless drive to fulfill targets, her passion and philosophy are breath of fresh air.