Paul Cooper is Professor of Education at the University of Leicester and a Chartered Psychologist. He has lectured internationally and is Editor of The International Journal of Emotional Education. He has authored, co-authored, and edited many books relating to children with special needs, and in 2001 was joint winner of the TES/NASEN Book Award. Professor Cooper was also the editor of the quarterly journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties for 14 years. Barbara Jacobs is a professional writer, lecturer, broadcaster and researcher, who has recently completed a late-life PhD on autistic intelligence, at the School of Education, University of Leicester.