This text provides teachers of children aged 7-14 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional well-being. It is firmly supported by a wealth of research which links children's mental and physical health to the development of emotional literacy.
Iris Grace is six years old and severely autistic. For the first few years of her life she barely communicated at all - she hardly ever looked up when her parents walked into a room, she rarely smiled or spoke. Her mother Arabella despaired - Iris seemed to be trapped in her own world, unreachable.
How can we provide challenges for the gifted and talented primary school pupil in an inclusive classroom setting? This book shows the busy teacher how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability class - where time and resources are usually limited. It includes sections on creating a working environment that helps more able pupils to thrive.
Can action research make the project of inclusive education easier? This book provides a practical guide to ways in which research can genuinely help dismantle discriminatory and exclusionary practices. It has insider accounts of action research to help challenge readers' assumptions.
"Disabled Students in Higher Education" will make fascinating reading for students of education, social policy, politics, and disability studies, and for those working towards accredited university teacher status.
A succinct, clear guide to working with pupils (birth to 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities, providing suggested strategies and examples of lesson plans as well as detailed advice on sources of further information.
Provides those working with dyspraxic and DCD children hundred ideas of how to support and develop their learning. This guide includes lists which cover the entire school age range and range from developing fine and gross motor skills to preparing children for their next transition either to the next stage of schooling or for their future careers.
The authors cover a range of impairments found in school-age children with suggestions for teacher intervention. Topics include legal issues, development of language and phonology, voice disorders and much more.
Provides one hundred ideas on how to support and develop learning with children suffering from ADHD. This book contains lists covering the school age ranges with ideas from developing effective strategies to helping the child in the classroom to encouraging the progression of individual skills such as handwriting, comprehension processing tasks.
This important new text is a comprehensive survey of current thinking and research on a wide range of developmental disorders. Highlights key research on normal and typical development Includes clinical case studies and diagrams to illustrate key concepts A reader-friendly writing style.
Provides guidance on recognizing high ability and multiple intelligences planning, differentiation and extension/enrichment in maths, teacher questioning skills, support for more able pupils with learning difficulties (dyslexics, ADHD, sensory impairment); homework recording; and, assessment beyond the classroom.
Intended for class teachers in primary and secondary schools, this guide looks at strategies for identifying able, gifted and talented children and meeting their social, emotional and educational needs. Illustrated with case studies and FAQs, it is also suitable for PGCE students, G&T coordinators and those undergoing training as leading teachers.
Explains why dyslexic students frequently underachieve and demonstrates that adjustments in teaching and learning methods can make all the difference, provided that underlying problems are identified. This book helps teachers to identify children with specific learning problems and know better how to help them with their school work.
This volume provides essential information and guidance about stammering for those working in educational settings. Throughout the text, reference is made to new government initiatives where appropriate, and each chapter includes case studies, practical tasks and activities.
In the Third Edition of this respected and influential textbook, Kate Wall blends theory and practice with an informative and highly accessible writing style to provide a detailed analysis of provision for young children with additional needs.
This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds, a 'conversation' can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods.
Hannah invites readers to learn about selective mutism from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is and what it feels like to have SM. This illustrated book is packed with accessible information that will be an ideal introduction for family, friends and teachers, clearly showing them how they can support a child with the condition.
First-person stories from well-known, successful people who also happen to have dyslexia. The stories prove that, although life with dyslexia can have its challenges, it is possible to achieve your goals and find success. The book includes contributions from Eddie Izzard, Darcey Bussell CBE, Benjamin Zephaniah and David Bailey CBE, among others.
Features the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed "refrigerator mothers" for causing autism, of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments, of parents who forced schools to accept their children.
Drawing on their experiences with their son, who has TS, the authors offer strategies for creating an affirmative social and emotional environment that unlocks the potential genius in 'neurologically eccentric' children. They discuss identifying the signs of giftedness, providing care and mentoring, and using medication with due consideration.
This book suggests adopting educational practices which encourage feelings of emotional security, promote trusting and supportive relationships and reflect students' views and feelings; essential qualities for healthy personal and social development in children and young people.
Fragile X Syndrome is thought to be the most common inherited cause of learning difficulties. This work brings together research with information and advice from teachers who are discovering the best ways of educating children with Fragile X.
We hear about the effects of early abandonment, abuse and lack of attachment, but find that children's experiences are sanitised through medical diagnoses and frequently the 'help' offered is prescription drugs. This book examines how children are hurt in modern society.
Pupils who survive multiple traumatic experiences of loss, trauma, abuse and neglect can easily be misunderstood in our schools, despite our good intentions. This work includes strategies that provide teachers and teaching assistants with different perspectives, practical tools and the confidence for supporting these children.
Over 1.5 million people are affected by autism or Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this population is entering the workforce unprepared, clashing with unprepared coworkers. This book helps employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and also helps people with AS find and keep gainful employment.
Many books will tell you the latest theories about what causes Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ranging from severe autism to Aspergers syndrome, but what you really want to know is how to get a good night's sleep, or find time for your other children. This supportive guide helps parents understand their ASD child and offers practical advice.
Offers author's own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research. This book highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis.