Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics

Author: Wearmouth, Janice (University of Bedford
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Pub Date: 22/08/2018
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
ISBN: 9781138590472
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Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of special educational, and additional support, needs in education contexts in the UK. The third edition of this bestselling publication covers the historical development of special provision and national policy-making, and summarises current and proposed legislation and statutory guidance across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, examining the fundamental principles of the field from policy to practice.

Additional focus is given to recent legislation in England extending the age range of young people identified as experiencing difficulties from birth to 25 years, and the implications this has for practice. Fully updated to incorporate recent research evidence, this indispensable book covers essential features of policy and practice that teachers need to consider in and outside of the classroom, including:

the identification and assessment of young people's special or additional learning and behaviour needs, and/or disabilities

approaches to planning in order to meet special or additional learning needs of children and young people

ways to address barriers to learning and behaviour associated with a variety of difficulties

statutory guidance outlined in the Codes of Practice in England (DfE, 2015), Scotland (2010), Wales (2004) and Northern Ireland (1998)

special educational, or additional support, needs provision and the wider children's workforce

implications of disability legislation across the UK

This is an ideal starting point for all those with questions about what constitutes special educational, or additional support, needs and disability and how to support those children and young people who experience such needs. It is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers, policy-makers and all those working with young people and their families.

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