One day the author's teenage brother Christopher failed to emerge from the bathroom. His family broke down the door to find him unconscious on the floor. None of their lives were ever the same again. Christopher was diagnosed with epilepsy. This book tells the remarkable story of this strange and misunderstood disorder.
Covers subjects that include definitions of autism, the demands of relevant legislation, considering the needs of the family, issues of diagnosis and assessment, and understanding the world of the child with autism. This book also covers programmes of intervention, including young children with autism.
Off-the-shelf support containing all the vital information practitioners need to know about Dyslexia, this book includes: Different learning styles and appropriate teaching strategies; Using ICT to support curriculum access; Assessment methods and exam concessions; Advice on organising work placements.
Containing over 100 in-depth interviews with school children and young adults living with dyslexia, this collection depicts the significance of confidence and self-esteem in propelling children with dyslexia to achieve personal success. The children supply their own illustrations; a handy hints guide; and their own advice to educators.
Collaborate, Communicate, and Differentiate! takes collaboration out of the abstract and applies it to daily tasks such as differentiating instruction; communicating with families; assessing students with diverse backgrounds and abilities; co-teaching; and coordinating with all staff members.
Learn how to support students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) with this informative guide. Covering common SpLDs, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and OCD, this book offers practical tips for adapting lessons to suit the needs of the individual student and making your classroom inclusive.
Most early years groups will at some point include children who have physical and coordination difficulties. This book aims to help early years professionals to recognize and understand specific special needs conditions and to provide appropriate inclusive activities.
Most early years groups will at some point include children who have medical difficulties or conditions. This book aims to help early years professionals to recognize and understand specific special needs conditions and to provide appropriate inclusive activities.
This title provides help for practitioners on how to identify sensory difficulties and how to respond quickly and appropriately to them. These include children who have mild to severe visual or hearing impairment and a few children who are registered blind or deaf.
This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome, with a new introduction explaining the DSM-5. It brings together information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, the book is authoritative and extremely accessible.
A practical book of ideas and support strategies for the induction, assessment, teaching and learning of students with English as an additional language (EAL). It includes ideas such as: setting up a parent conference; identifying and supporting G&T learners; cross-cultural mathematics; and, questioning techniques.
Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children's individual needs are at the heart of early years provision.
Full of fun, practical games and activities accompanied by charming cartoons for children aged 7 to 13 with dyslexia, this book makes learning easy and entertaining. Written by a dyslexic tutor for dyslexic students, the tips are embedded in first-hand experience and will inspire and motivate any reader to aim high.
These simple and creative activities and lesson plans, created for pupils who are working below national curriculum levels, provide new ideas for teaching science and computing to inclusive classrooms. Encourage every child to achieve their best results through the easily adaptable and fun activities.
A pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in treating children on the autism spectrum and with sensory disorders presents 101 fun games, activities and adventures that parents and teachers can use to foster behavioral development and improvement in children--all while having tons of fun!
For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. This title provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact.
This handbook will give aspiring and practising SENCOs, teachers and Headteachers an in-depth knowledge and understanding of effective policy, provision and practice to meet the diverse needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
This third edition continues to guide students through the challenging field of special educational needs and disability, offering essential support as they develop a critical and up-to-date understanding of the practical challenges and opportunities concerning inclusion.
Essential support for all trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts, helping them to understand and mitigate against the risk factors of mental health needs in children from birth to 5.
This comprehensive guide explores what is meant by SEND in primary schools and covers everything trainees need to know about their statutory responsibilities in school. It has been fully revised and updated in line with the new SEN Code of Practice and current legislation.
Autism and Eating Disorders in Teenagers explores the intersect of two areas that is often overlooked, underdiagnosed and misunderstood. Two experienced practitioners examine the need for change in current practice and policy, drawing on case studies to demonstrate how professionals and parents can empower this group to reach their full potential.
Following his ground-breaking international bestseller THE REASON I JUMP, written when he was only thirteen, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.