This indespensable reference provides teachers,early childhood professionals and others in educational settings with accurate and timely information about a wide range of disabilities and special or additional needs which can exist in childhood. The focus is on disabilities and conditions that exist from birth or which present during the early to middle childhood phase ( up to the end of primary school)
Tips and techniques for parents and home educators. Homework can often be a source of family strife and argument,particularly for students who struggle academically. All too often homework is seen as having to do more school work at home and an unwelcome intrusion into private time when students would be rather listening t their favourite music etc. TTHOOH is a rich source of ideas and strategies to help students complete homework more easily and with less stress. It is also a book for parents and carers who are despartae to he... read more
This book challenges the assumption made by some that special schools are a second-best educational option for their pupils. While acknowledging the government's efforts to promote and implement inclusion and inclusive policies in mainstream schools, the author contends that in reality few schools are adequately prepared to provide for all pupils with SEN. The book features many case studies of different kinds of independent and maintained special schools from different parts of the country. It includes the views of both parents an... read more
The Essential Guide to Teaching is invaluable reading for all ITT students and NQTs, tackling the practical issues they are likely to face in their first role as a teacher. This book offers tried-and tested advice on a wide range of topics, from lesson planning to behaviour management, assessment for learning, writing reports and dealing with parents' evenings. This indispensable book is also supported by a website offering a wide range of case studies showing best practice in a variety of school settings, downloadable templates fo... read more
This new edition of this successful title provides teachers with an immediate and comprehensive source of practical strategies for meeting children's special needs in regular classrooms. Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition includes expanded chapters on: learning difficulties; students with intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities; behaviour management; self-regulation; the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills adapting curriculum and instruction.
In a pamphlet published in 2005, Mary Warnock expressed concerns about some of the concepts that she had helped to introduce in the field of special education almost three decades earlier. She argued that the role of special schools was unclear and the pursuit of inclusion had become too ideological. This highly topical book suggests that distinctions should be made between kinds of special need, and the possibility addressed that some SEN children might be happier and more effective as learners within non-mainstream settings. Her ... read more
One in five children in England and Wales is now identified as having an SEN, and consequently teachers of PE are facing daily challenges to facilitate pupils' access and entitlement to inclusion in mainstream school lessons. Offering practical strategies to include children with SEN fully into physical education, this unique title: applies the latest research to the practice of inclusion of children with SEN in PE; offers an outline of the statutory responsibilities placed upon teachers and schools to include children with SEN; co... read more
How can we help children with special needs become active learners? This book provides a practical guide to teaching young children with special educational needs. At the heart of the book is the belief that the focus should be on the child as an active learner, rather than on their disability.
Reviews of the first edition: "...full of sparkling analysis ...an absorbing account of how and why the practice of special education has failed to live up to expectations ...a tour de force ...A challenging, badly needed book likely to be read for many years to come." Dr Caroline Roaf, British Journal of Educational Studies "...a sophisticated, multidisciplinary critique of special education that leaves virtually no intellectual stone unturned. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the role and significance of inclusive pedag... read more
This carefully updated new edition of a core New Zealand text on disability and education continues to emphasise inclusive, learner-centred, needs-based education. The book provides an ideal resource for courses in special education and for teachers in schools. The book emphasises New Zealand research and perspectives, alongside relevant and comprehensive international material. Case studies are incorporated to provide examples for the theoretical constructs.
This debate-style reader is constructed to introduce students to controversies in special education through paired pro and con articles on such issues as emotional/behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, inclusion, minority overrepresentation, learning disabilities, use of paraprofessionals, and applications of brain research.