Meeting the needs of trainee teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants, this book provides an introduction to key issues. It covers: self-assessment of your own attitudes towards SEN issues; legal definitions and current legislation and guidance; and, identification, assessment and support for children with SENs across the key stages.
Offering connections to existing legislation, this invaluable reference presents step-by-step instructions for identifying individual children's needs in all early years settings and provides guidelines for involving parents.
Covering the new SEN legislation and policy, this book brings new and experienced SENCOs up-to-date with the most recent reforms in provision and regulation and supports them through all the key areas of implanting a new SEN system effectively.
The latest research shows that more than 1 in 50 boys in the US now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. Following countless hours of study, Ken Siri is sharing what he has learned.
The latest research shows that as many as 1 in 88 US children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges.
The book explores what it is like to be an adolescent with AS through interviews with Teodor, a 'psychologically unusual' twelve-year-old. In this case study, Vuletic and Ferrari combine an autobiographical account with perspectives from other people who know Teodor, while simultaneously integrating psychiatric and psychological research on autism.
When Mabelline visits her pen pal Rosa, she quickly takes Rosa and her son Carlos to her heart, but she knows right away there is something different about the boy. When tragedy occurs, Mabelline becomes responsible for Carlos as he struggles to fit into a world based on rules he doesn't understand, and finds himself in serious trouble.
Ann Hewetson's moving and thoughtful account describes her son Mark's communication problems, sensory integration and food allergies, shared by many people with autism, but also tells of Mark's associated problems like rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar mood swings.
Caldwell introduces Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder - who have largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from self-stimulation to shared activity.
This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice.
After her son Jon was diagnosed with autism, Ann Boushey soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written from her own experience, this inspiring book provides the information that will empower parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child.
This book is a practical guide to help children with allergy problems. It follows the experiences of Karston, who, in addition to autism-related problems, suffers from food and environmental allergies. He relates the struggles, frustrations, and disappointments in battling allergies, before coming up with a solution - the four Allergy Buster Keys.
Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention.
Describes the author's life before and after diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome. This book follows his through primary and secondary school, where his lack of social interaction and anger land him in trouble, and where he is bullied for being different. It helps those unfamiliar with Asperger's Syndrome to understand the condition better.
Examines self-advocacy in the lives of people with learning difficulties. This book uses the term 'learning difficulties' to describe people who have been labelled at some point in their lives as requiring specialist 'mental handicap services'. It is useful for supporters, policy makers, professionals and service providers.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is indispensable to those who teach learners with special educational needs or who manage provision across the different phases of education in mainstream and special settings. This book gives the context for the use of ICT in special and inclusive settings, and gives examples of ICT in use.
This series about individual education plans (IEPs) focuses on significant areas of SEN as documented in the 1994 Code of Practice. It provides key principles, institutional self-reviews, and ideas for action. This volume looks at speech and language.
This book gives an essential new perspective to the understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - it describes this complex set of behaviours from the inside. It complements and deepens the clinical presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, at a time when this diagnosis is being applied to more and more children.
This text aims to help raise literacy standards, using the philosophy that language is the foundation of all learning. The practical advice and information will help teachers to address language difficulties in the classroom context and plan an integrated language policy.
An examination of the cognitive, medical and psychological aspects of educating a child with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Practical advice is given for every part of the schooling process, from classroom management to helping the child with difficult lessons such as maths.
Investigating topics such as inclusion and special educational or additional educational needs, this book provides support for teaching assistants working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant status, as well as those undertaking the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning.
This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had.
Aims to help in developing working partnerships to meet special educational needs. The book defines what it means to practice and how to achieve it, asking "How can parent-teacher partnership become a reality for all concerned and why is there resistance to it?".
Teacher support teams are school-based, problem-solving groups which function to support pupils indirectly through teacher collaboration. This handbook offers training information and activities useful in the setting up, running and evaluation of this provision.
This book offers practical and specific guidance to help mainstream teachers, managers and SEN co-ordinators provide a more inclusive learning environment for pupils and students who are physically disabled or have medical conditions.
Aims to provide SENCOs and classroom teachers with a practical guide to managing and supporting their in-class support. The text should help them, amongst other things, to define the roles and reponsibilities of support staff.
This volume provides a series of in-service activities for staff working with pupils with special educational needs to develop record keeping practice. The activities are designed to encourage staff to work together to develop their own formats and systems of record keeping.
This guide provides reader-friendly, easy-to-access information about the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and what it means for the early years practitioner. It prunes away the jargon of the DfEE documents, allowing the busy teacher to easily focus on the aspects they want to explore.
Effective use of ICT can enhance many dyslexic pupils' access to the curriculum, but it must be used appropriately. This book offers help to all teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and parents who are keen to help a child in this way.
This work offers carers, practitioners and managers: a structure for enabling adults with a range of complex needs to develop their individual skills and experience; and a flexible framework which is suitable for specialist colleges and training centres for people with learning difficulties.