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The Special School S Handbook

Author : Michael Farrell
ISBN : 9781134116034
Genre : Education
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Giving an up-to-date picture of the work of special schools, this practical and informative book provides an invaluable and timely companion for anyone teaching or planning to teach in special schools in the United Kingdom. Using case studies of good practice to provide clear suggestions on how special schools may be further developed, the wide-ranging chapters address topics such as: adapting the curriculum to give special schools more flexibility implications of Every Child Matters and multi-professional working organisational changes in special schools the changing roles of staff in the modern special school ways of assessing the progress and achievement of pupils working with parents. With a no-nonsense, non-academic approach, and with each chapter featuring think points and suggestion for further study, The Special School's Handbook contains a wealth of invaluable information, resources and advice and is a handy reference book which staff can dip in and out of at their leisure.
Category: Education

The Special Education Handbook

Author : Michael Farrell
ISBN : 9781136616686
Genre : Education
File Size : 47.23 MB
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'What a terrific resource: comprehensive and current, this Handbook is a vital acquisition for all involved in special education programs. Dr Farrell writes clearly and with a practical flair ... Highly recommended.' – Michael Arthur-Kelly PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Special Education Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia This acclaimed, bestselling and comprehensive guide, now in a fully updated fourth edition, is an essential reference book for anyone involved with special education. All entries have been reviewed to reflect current practice and the book is enriched with extra resources, including references to useful Internet sites. Focusing on current educational frameworks in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the author has gathered into one A to Z volume a wide range of information essential to good practice in mainstream and special schools. A thematic index helps the reader plot a course through topics of interest. The broad themes and areas covered are: basic terms, ideas and values venues relating to special education, and school organisation roles and responsibilities individual differences among learners with disabilities and disorders curriculum and assessment, resources and technology pedagogy and classroom organisation therapy and care. Presented in a handy quick reference format The Special Education Handbook also provides a coherent account of the complexities of special education, combining a wealth of practical guidance with the latest research findings. This clear and concise Handbook is indispensable for all those involved in special education, including teachers, teaching assistants, parents, administrators and others.
Category: Education

Educating Special Children

Author : Michael Farrell
ISBN : 9781134041626
Genre : Education
File Size : 24.46 MB
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'This book is an authoritative overview of contributions from many disciplines to special education for young people with a wide range of disabilities. It is a vital resource for students and professionals alike.' – Professor Alan Carr. Director of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland "Farrell offers a comprehensive, practical, and applicable introductory text covering over 20 categorized learning disabilities (LD) ranging from cognitive to physical to emotional/behavioral....This book will benefit teachers and practitioners as a handy reference that does not oversimplify." -- January 2009, CHOICE Educating Special Children is an indispensable companion for anyone requiring an overview of provision that has proved effective for children with learning disorders and disabilities. Dr Michael Farrell guides the reader through what can be labrythine complexities of special education, providing educators with a road map to the most effective methods of provision currently being used. By concentrating on individual disabilities and disorders and not relying on the education system of any one country, Dr Farrell explores issues surrounding: communication disorders and Autism and Asperger's Syndrome developmental co-ordination disorders reading, writing and mathematics disorders disorders of conduct, anxiety and depression attention deficit hyperactivity disorder mild, moderate to severe, and profound cognitive impairment sensory impairments orthopaedic and motor disabilities, health impairments and traumatic brain injury. In addition, this authoritative text provides advice and support that is relevant to educating pupils in a range of settings. The importance of multi-professional working is explored and analysed. Based on many years of experience, and drawing on expertise from all corners of the globe, this is the definite guide to special education today.
Category: Education

Foundations Of Special Education

Author : Michael Farrell
ISBN : 9780470744642
Genre : Education
File Size : 45.51 MB
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A unique cross-disciplinary critique of the foundations of Special Education. Covers legal, conceptual, medical, pharmacological, neuropsychological, social, behavioural, cognitive, psychotherapeutic, psycholinguistic, technological and pedagogical foundations Provides examples of how each foundation provides insights or practical contributions to special education generally, and to specific disabilities and disorders in particular Delivers information across all major types of disorder/disability in a single volume, creating a must-have reference for anyone involved in special education training, research or teaching
Category: Education

The Senco Handbook

Author : Elizabeth Cowne
ISBN : 9781136606120
Genre : Education
File Size : 59.21 MB
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*Shortlisted for nasen Awards 2009: Book to Promote Professional Development* SENCOs have a key role to play in developing and implementing an inclusive framework for meeting Special Educational Needs The fifth edition of this best-selling SENCO Handbook provides up-to-date information and advice in relation to three key government publications; Removing Barriers to Achievement: The Government’s Strategy for SEN (2004), Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Schools (2004) and the Disability Discrimination Act (2005), particularly the disability equality duty and accessibility plan. Elizabeth Cowne offers clear and practical guidance to SENCOs enabling them to meet the demands made on them by the latest legislation and practice. This comprehensive companion: introduces the reader to the key concepts and issues of SEN and inclusion provides detailed information for SENCOs, head teachers and governors about developing whole-school policy and practice for children and young people with SEN advises on essential aspects of the SENCos' role including the management of support staff, working in partnership with parents and outside agencies, and the improvement of teaching and learning. enables those working in education to debate, discuss and reflect on the issues presented in relation to their work in schools or other settings includes a photocopiable section of staff development activities gives information on further reading and source materials. The SENCO Handbook remains essential reading for all those responsible for special educational needs working in early years, primary, secondary and FE settings.
Category: Education

The Sen Handbook For Trainee Teachers Nqts And Teaching Assistants

Author : Wendy Spooner
ISBN : 9781136879142
Genre : Education
File Size : 74.91 MB
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Accessibly written with the needs of trainee teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants in mind, this new edition of Wendy Spooner’s popular SEN Handbook provides an up-to-the-minute introduction to key issues. Student teachers and teaching assistants will find the case studies and vignettes invaluable as they bring these issues to life, and present important opportunities for reflection on how these issues relate to practice. Core standards for teachers, QTS and HLTA qualifications are highlighted enabling the reader to understand exactly what is expected of them – and how to achieve it. Coverage includes: self-assessment of your own attitudes towards SEN issues legal definitions and current legislation and guidance identification, assessment and support for children with SENs across the Key Stages issues of inclusion and exclusion a range of teaching approaches and strategies school-based training and SEN issues that may arise further reading, websites and resources lists. Practical and comprehensive, this is an invaluable resource for all teaching professionals working towards providing inclusive learning environments.
Category: Education

Special Educational Needs For Newly Qualified And Student Teachers

Author : Rita Cheminais
ISBN : UVA:X004478239
Genre : Education
File Size : 57.22 MB
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This reference covers the essential aspects of special educational needs important to effective classroom practice and relevant to NQT Induction Standards. It explores: recent legislative changes to the Code of Practice; practical hints and strategies to meet a diversity of pupil learning and behaviour needs; working with parents of SEN children; working with learning support assistants and subject teachers; making effective use of ICT with SEN pupils; and the role of SENCO.
Category: Education

More Trouble With Maths

Author : Steve Chinn
ISBN : 9780415670135
Genre : Education
File Size : 54.66 MB
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There are many factors that can contribute to the learning difficulties children and adults have with mathematics. These include poor working memory, difficulties in retrieving so-called 'basic' facts and the ability to remember and apply formulas and procedures correctly. This highly practical teacher resource is for anyone who would like to accurately and effectively identify dyscalculia amongst their pupils. Written in an engaging and user-friendly style, Steve Chinn draws on his extensive experience and expertise and shows how to consider all the factors relating to mathematical learning difficulties explains how these factors can be investigated explores their impact on learning discusses and provides a range of tests ranging from pre-requisite skills such as working memory to a critique of normative tests for mathematics knowledge and skills. The book will guide the reader in the interpretation of tests, emphasising the need for a clinical approach when assessing individuals, and shows how diagnosis and assessment can become part of everyday teaching. This resource also includes pragmatic tests which can be implemented in the classroom, and shows how identifying the barriers is the first step in setting up any programme of intervention.
Category: Education