University of Edinburgh

Whole Service Framework and strategic approach to promoting the child’s voice


Aitken, Stuart & Millar, Sally
Listening to children 2004
Sense Scotland & CALL Centre, 2004
ISBN 1898042268
Practical materials for anyone who wants to listen to and find out the views of children who have communication disabilities. Comprises a book and a CD-ROM.

Everson, Jane M (Ed)
Supporting young adults who are deaf-blind in their communities: a transition planning guide for service providers, families and friends
Paul H Brookes, 1995
ISBN 1557661618
A guide to help individuals who are deafblind make decisions and plan their transition from school to adult life.

Miles, Chris
Cycle of observation, assessment and planning: a guide for early years practitioners
Children in Scotland, 2013
ISBN 9781901589825
A resource based on a training course which aims to encourage early years practitioners to help young children develop along the lines of the curriculum for excellence outcomes.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Who am I? Deaf young people share their stories
NDCS, 2011
ISBN 9781907814150
Book and DVD of deaf young people and their families telling their own stories about the challenges of growing up.

Parsons, Stephen & Branagan, Anna
Language for thinking: a structured approach for young children
Speechmark, 2005
ISBN 9780863885754
Practical resource to use in the classroom to develop children's language and 'verbal' reasoning skills.

Sheridan, Martha
Inner lives of deaf children: interviews and analysis
Gallaudet, 2001
ISBN 1563681021
Interviews with deaf children aged between 7-10 on their social and personal lives and what it means to them to be deaf.

Young, Alys; Griggs, Mary; Sutherland, Hilary
Deaf child and family intervention services using deaf adult role models: a national survey of development, practice and progress
RNID, 2000
ISBN 0900634782
Research into employing deaf adults as positive role models for projects involved in providing services to deaf children and their families.


Bowen, Jayne
Visual impairment and self-esteem: what makes a difference?
British Journal of Visual Impairment Sept 2010, Vol 28 (3), p235-243
Follow up to a study of boys and girls with visual impairments at primary and secondary schools measuring their self esteem. Four participants in the study were highlighted as having low esteem and this follows their progress using circle time, circle of friends and mentoring programmes.

Cobb, Rory
Hear me out: listening to blind and partially sighted children and young people
The Educator Jul 2010, Vol XXIII (1), p18-25
A sample of views elicited from visually impaired children in mainstream schools about various aspects of their school lives.

Hall, Gill
Fostering Harry's independence
Insight May/Jun 2007, No 9, p14-17
Describes mobility training and support offered to one visually impaired year 9 pupil in a mainstream setting.

Hendry, Jill
Supporting independence: Young columnist
Insight Sep/Oct 2014, No 53, p24-25
Jill reflects on the support she did and didn't want and sensitivity that made a real difference.

Hindle, Pam
Independence training within the mainstream curriculum
Insight Jan/Feb 2006, No 1, p19-22
Outlines practical support strategies used to encourage independence skills with pupils in Key Stages 1-4.

Hodges, Liz
Listening to the child's voice
Talking Sense Summer 2008, Vol 54 (2), p34-35
Describes a process that can help those working with children with very limited communication to understand their choices and preferences.

Khadka, Jyoti ... [et al]
Listening to voices of children with a visual impairment: a focus group study
British Journal of Visual Impairment September 2012, Vol 30 (3), p182-196
A study of visually impaired children in Wales which looks mainly at social activities and compares their preferences to sighted peers.

McCormack, Gwyneth
Choosing to move
Insight Sep/Oct 2014, No 53, p33
How to help children to make choices and express what is a concern to them.

Wharton, Hannah
Progressing to adult life
Insight May/Jun 2014, No 51, p23
Describes the Bridge Programme which is designed to help young people progress into independent or supported living.