She is programme supervisor for ‘Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties programme'’ which is a campus based, blended learning education programme for anyone working with children or adults who are severely disabled. She is also co-ordinator for ‘Practitioner Inquiry in Education’ (PIE) which is a module for dissertation preparation available in distance education and campus modes.
In addition, Penny runs an undergraduate module called 'Exploring Disability and Inclusion' within which there is an opportunity for students to learn to tell stories with severely disabled children.
Penny is interested in supervising student whose research interests include education for children and adults with severe and profound learning difficulties and special education management issues.
She currently supervises several students including the following:
Alan Price - Using outdoor education to improve the interpersonal skills of Learners with SEBD. Do programmes of outdoor education affect school attendance?
Leonard Kiarago - Investigating Educational Provision for children with SEBD in Kenya: a comparative case study of Mainstream school and Rehabilitation school
Niamh Rowe - Exploring how the role of the key worker can support families out in the community who have experience of a loved one with a Traumatic Brain Injury.
A group of students investigating special education and inclusion in Saudi Arabia and South Korea
Lawson, H., Layton, L., Goldbart, J., Lacey, P., & Miller, C. (2012). Conceptualisations of literacy and literacy practices for children with severe learning difficulties. Literacy, 46(2), 101-108.
Strogilos, V., Lacey, P., Xanthacou, Y., & Kaila, M. (2011). Collaboration and integration of services in Greek special schools: two different models of delivering school services. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(8), 797-818.
Lacey, P. (2009) Developing the thinking of learners with PMLD, PMLD Link, 21, 2, 15-19.
Porter, J. And Lacey, P. (2008) Safeguarding the needs of children with a visual impairment in non-VI Special schools British Journal of Visual Impairment, 26, 1, 50-62
Lacey, P. (2007) Multi-agency work to meet complex needs in schools, In Limbrick, P. (ed.) Family-centred Support for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs. Clifford: Interconnections
Lacey, P., Layton, L., Miller, C., Goldbart, J. and Lawson, H. (2007) Literacy for Children with Severe Learning Difficulties: Exploring Conventional and Inclusive Literacy. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 7 (3): 149-160
Porter, J. and Lacey, P. (2005) Researching Learning Difficulties. London: Paul Chapma.
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