The father of Nick Vujicic, one of the world's most beloved persons with a disability, shares candidly the mistakes and successes in raising a child with unique challenges - from birth to an independent and satisfying adulthood.
Provides an insight into the needs of children with both physical and learning disabilities, particularly within an acute care setting. This book covers practice areas identified by the English National Board as essential for student nurses, and is also useful for nurses and for other health professionals working with children with disabilities.
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.
Giving a picture of the work of special schools, this book is useful for those teaching or planning to teach in special schools in the United Kingdom. It provides suggestions on how special schools may be developed. It address topics such as adapting the curriculum to give special schools more flexibility.
Containing practical strategies for reducing the number of individual education plans and review meetings, this book helps readers to use existing systems for target setting, recording and planning - personalised systems that are used for children as part of everyday teaching practices.
Examining a range of criticisms made of special education, this title analyses several key debates in special education giving critical responses to inform policy and practice for the future of special education. It identifies possible limitations to the special education knowledge base and provision.
Offers an integrated answer that address inclusion, equality and diversity in childcare settings. This book explains how to turn good intentions into effective anti-discriminatory practice when working with children of various ages. It includes examples from a selection of childcare settings that show how to put the principles into practice.
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.
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.
Shows schools how to effectively implement and manage an inclusive school environment. This book highlights the problems encountered by professionals in primary and secondary school settings and offers practical solutions and advice. It offers guidance on: the role of the SENCO as a teacher and manager.
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.
Concerns the treatment of six children who were unable for various reasons to talk. This book describes their progress as they are gently guided by the author towards communication, first without language using toys and games, and then gradually to the ability to speak. All were able to begin normal schooling after the treatment.
Provides those working with autistic children one hundred ideas of how to support and develop their learning. This book presents ideas ranging from developing pupils' understanding and communication skills to ensuring they are comfortable within their learning environment.
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.
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.
Providing a guide to strategic management in the field of special educational needs, this text gives the reader a framework for raising achievement throughout the school. By focusing on how to manage SEN strategically it shows how you can make it part of the overall school improvement process.
In his personal account of life with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), award-winning author Ken Patterson richly illustrates the way in which the symptoms of ADD curtail the ability of an intelligent man to succeed in the most ordinary of life's events. He reveals the subtle complexities of coping with situations most people take for granted.
How can leaders turn their schools into outward looking centres of excellence? Answering that question, this book focuses upon the work of cutting-edge leaders who are responding to the challenges of recent legislation and guidelines.
This comprehensive guide explores what is meant by SEND in primary schools and all you need to know about your statutory responsibilities in school. It has been fully revised and updated in line with the new SEN Code of Practice and current legislation.
Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? Despite what one might guess, the children described in this book make it clear that the answer to this question is 'yes'.
This book explains the clinical signs and symptoms of Tourette and related conditions, and their possible causes. Presenting strategies for dealing with associated difficulties, including low self-esteem, anger-management and bullying, this book will be invaluable to parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals.
This book guides practitioners to not only meet the requirements, but improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in line with the new SEND Code of Practice.
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.
With case study examples that cover early years and primary, this book takes a child-centred approach by putting the focus on emotional well-being, offering individual strategies for raising literacy standards among children with dyslexia.
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.
Looks at the philosophical debates surrounding special educational needs and inclusion. This edition highlights the critical perspectives that philosophy can bring to bear on the education policy and provides a varied discussion of the issues. It aims to stimulate debate and to contribute to better informed educational initiatives.