Special Educational Needs in Schools

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Author: Sally Beveridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134631154

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This new edition of Special Educational Needs in Schools provides a concise but comprehensive overview of key issues in provision for children with special needs in schools, emphasising the role of the mainstream classroom teacher. This second edition looks at the numerous changes in special educational policy and practice that have taken place in the past five years. Topics covered include: * concepts of SEN * the legislative framework * the range of special educational need and provision * teaching approaches and organisational strategies * frameworks of support.

Special Educational Needs

A Guide for Inclusive Practice

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Author: Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473953065

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Second edition features include: · fully revised annotated further readings and links to useful websites; · a new chapter on Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) · a new chapter on Down Syndrome · updated reference to legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice (2014) · updated case studies covering 0-18 age range This comprehensive course text is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs.

Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

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Author: Alan Hodkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943760

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion. Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced. Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

How to be a ‘Velvet Bulldozer'

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Author: Sandy Row

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846420571

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Some children's 'difficulties' do not present in an obvious way, which makes diagnosis problematic, and access to help unforthcoming. This was the experience of Sandy Row, who, after a decade of misdiagnoses and unsatisfactory explanations for her children's struggle in mainstream school, realised that her children had special educational needs (SEN) and began her long quest for help from the SEN system. Row's testimony illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers other parents to demand help for their children who have special educational needs that require attention. This frank and practical book challenges the theoretical and often impenetrable established literature on SEN, and instead provides an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice and answers about their rights to services and help for their children.

ICT and Special Educational Needs

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Author: Florian,John Hegarty

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225039

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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"a useful contribution to the field, integrating research and practice to highlight useful case studies, guidelines and resources for effective IT provision. A balanced account of the pros and cons of using IT with pupils with additional educational needs is presented, along with a clear acknowledgement of the important role that teachers need to play if provision is to be effective." BJET 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. ICT and Special Educational Needs addresses what teachers, classroom assistants and those who manage provision need to know and do to maximise the value of technology as an important component of effective, inclusive education. The book gives the broader context for the use of ICT in special and inclusive settings, and gives a wide range of examples of ICT in use. In particular, the book: Considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum Includes in-depth examinations of the uses of ICT as a teaching tool to promote inclusion Features contributions from researchers and practitioners who explore the development of ICT, recent innovations, assessment, and specialist knowledge. ICT and Special Educational Needs will be invaluable to teachers on professional development courses and those preparing to teach learners with special educational needs, as well as experienced professionals seeking to update their knowledge and gain new inspiration in this rapidly developing area.

Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs

Considering the Whole Child

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Author: David Armstrong,Garry Squires

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243657

Category: Education

Page: 136

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To help education professionals make sense of the varied approaches, policies and concepts currently applied in practice with children and young people with SEN.

Special Educational Needs in the Primary School

A Practical Guide

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Author: Jean Gross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 265

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Reviews of the first two editions: "extraordinarily rich in ideas...an essential buy." - TES "an excellent, clearly written work which is full of practical advice, and presented in an easily readable manner. This book is a highly recommended read. Do buy it and see." - Support for Learning "has proved especially influential at practitioner level ... never failing to offer a balanced assessment." - British Journal of Special Education "I have a comprehensive library of books on special educational needs but I use this one more than any other because I find it readable, practical and accessible. It is a useful and informative book both to read cover to cover and to dip into. Although it is based on sound theoretical knowledge, it is clear that Jean Gross is writing from her own experience as a teacher and SEN practitioner." - TES Recent legislation and cutbacks to central support services mean that the responsibility for meeting special educational needs is resting ever more squarely on the shoulders of ordinary classroom teachers. Yet few feel wholly confident in their ability to adapt work within the national curriculum to meet the whole range of needs, or coordinate successful individual education plans for children who, for whatever reason, are not learning as well as they might. This book will increase that confidence. Aimed at busy class teachers, special needs coordinators, heads and teachers in training, it shows how the teacher can build differentiation into planning lessons and schemes of work. It describes workable strategies for managing the most common behaviour difficulties and meeting special needs in language, literacy and mathematics. At a whole school level, it offers practical guidance on reviewing special needs policies, assessment, record keeping, and the management of roles and resources. The focus is on the way in which schools can do a good job in meeting special needs themselves, within the everyday constraints of time, money and energy, and in so doing provide genuinely inclusive opportunities for all children. This edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten to cover the revised SEN Code of Practice and related legislation, new directions in inclusion and all the major curriculum initiatives now in place in primary schools.

Special Educational Needs

A Resource for Practitioners

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Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264238

Category: Education

Page: 176

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`This book provides a succinct overview of SEN policy and is likely to be a useful resource for those undertaking accredited courses related to SEN and inclusion' - SENCO Update 'The combination of the theoretical and practical aspects of special educational needs makes this book a valuable resource for practitioners and should enable them to develop reflective and insightful practice.' - Michael Shevlin, Trinity College Dublin, TES Extra Special Needs `This is a comprehensive and thorough overview of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) landscape as it is in the UK today. The book is very clearly aimed at specialists in the field, and Michael Farrell incorporates developments that are sometimes ignored - emotional intelligence for example. There is a nice touch in that each chapter concludes with 'thinking points'. I could see that the book could make a sound basis for a training course on SEN, based around these. The book is highly readable though I expect it is more likely to be used as a reference text, or, as I suggested above, as a basis for training. However it is used, it is invaluable as an up to date assessment of SEN in 2004 and highly recommended to anyone working, or planning to work in this field' - Nurtuting Potential `Essential reading for every SENCO, in fact, for everyone involved in special educational needs. By examining the background to key areas the book gives teachers, managers and advisers the depth of understanding that is necessary to make informed choices about what constitutes the most effective practice' - Dr Tony Lingard, Head of Learning Support, Cambourne Science and Community College `With its scope and depth of coverage, this book provides a useful resource through combining background information, theory and practice as well as the tools for further research for both novice and experienced practitioner' - Ms Lyn Hurst, Headteacher This book provides a `route map' for special education. Through examining related disciplines, which illuminate the field, it considers how special education can be better understood. The author views issues in special education within the wider disciplines of history, sociology, law, politics, ethics, economics, medicine and psychology. He looks at the national, local and school frameworks in which special education operates, and shows how provision for pupils with special educational needs is influenced by structures, procedures and practices at national, local and school levels. Features include: } the ethics of preventing disability } 'lesson's history } identifying value in sociological perspectives } psychological and other Models of teaching } aspects of the National Framework } aspects of the Local Framework } the School SEN Policy } the Curriculum and School Organization This book is essential reading for teachers, headteachers, Special Educational Needs co-ordinators and all those who have an interest in special education and managing inclusion.

Managing Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide for Primary and Secondary Schools

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Author: Suanne Gibson,Sonia Blandford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446232158

Category: Education

Page: 176

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'This is a most worthwhile book which contributes significantly to the general body of knowledge on managing pupils with special education needs. I found it interesting and informative. Schools cannot but benefit from the book's scope, and from insights into the many and varied aspects on SEN provision' - REACH `A particular strength of the book is the way in which individual chapters provided "self-contained" material which lends itself for use in school-based staff development activities. The book includes a lot of information that SENCOs, inclusion managers and members of school leadership teams should find useful' - SENCO Update `The strongest point about this book is that it gives a good overview of the history of special educational needs policy in this country, including recent development on inclusion' - TES Extra Special Needs 'It is a very practical account and should be a handbook for any newly appointed SENCO... [while] for experienced SENCOs and organisations where inclusion is not an issue, this book is a reminder of good practice' - Special Written from a practitioner's perspective, this book shows schools how to effectively implement and manage an inclusive school environment. Drawing from their experience in a range of schools, the authors highlight the problems encountered by professionals in both primary and secondary school settings and offer practical solutions and advice. The book offers guidance on: the role of the SENCO as a teacher and manager; government policy and legislation; self-evaluation, good practice and monitoring; how to relate SEN to school targets and development plans. Primary and secondary school teachers, headteachers, student teachers, SENCOs, LEA Advisers and professionals involved in the management of Special Educational Needs in schools will find the practical support offered in this book invaluable.

Special Educational Needs

A New Look

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Author: Mary Warnock,Brahm Norwich,Lorella Terzi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144118015X

Category: Education

Page: 171

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Considers the philosophical debates surrounding special educational needs and inclusion. >

Special Educational Needs - Into the Classroom

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Author: Marie Delaney,Sally Farley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194200140

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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Into the Classroom is a series of short, practical guides that help teachers who work in the primary and secondary school setting to make sense of new teaching tools, techniques, and educational policy, with ideas for implementing them in the classroom. Special Educational Needs provides teachers with strategies and practical teaching ideas for including students with special educational needs in mainstream language classrooms. Gives clear practical tips on planning and classroom management which will benefit all students, not only those with SEN. Helps teachers recognise the main types of SEN and address the three key problem areas which affect learning. Emphasises the importance of working collaboratively with parents and carers, providing strategies to do this effectively. Guides teachers through the use of assistive technology to support SEN learning. Extra resources are available from: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/itc Marie Delaney is a teacher, trainer and educational psychotherapist who has worked extensively with students who have special educational needs and with those teachers who teach them. Her main areas of interest are teacher and student well-being, creating inclusive classroom environments and engaging all students in meaningful learning. Sally Farley is a teacher and teacher trainer specialising in Special Needs and Inclusive Learning in ELT, a trained counsellor and a special needs support tutor at The University of Kent. Her main areas of interest are teacher and student well-being, creating inclusive classroom environments and engaging all students in meaningful learning.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

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Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317507754

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This fully revised and updated seventh edition of Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs continues to offer practical advice on evidence-based teaching methods and intervention strategies for helping children with a wide range of disabilities or difficulties. The advice the author provides is embedded within a clear theoretical context and draws on the latest international research and literature from the field. Coverage includes: learning difficulties and disabilities students with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, physical or health issues, and sensory impairments gifted and talented students developing social skills and self-management behaviour management teaching methods literacy and numeracy curriculum differentiation and adaptive teaching computer-based instruction and e-learning. Peter Westwood also provides additional information and advice on transition from school to employment for students with disabilities, lesson study, e-learning, and computer-aided instruction, and reflects on the important changes made within the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

Improving Literacy Skills for Children with Special Educational Needs

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Author: Heather Duncan,Sarah Parkhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134550650

Category: Education

Page: 90

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This practical book, written by experienced practitioners, will help teachers of pupils with Special Educational Needs assess, record and improve the literacy skills of their pupils. The creation of the National Literacy Strategy and the Literacy Hour has put additional demands upon teachers, particularly those concerned with Special Needs. The book covers all aspects of literacy development through the Early and Primary Years including early skills, reading, phonological skills, writing, spelling and handwriting. This resource pack includes advice and ideas on record keeping with Individual Education Plans, assessing pupils' skills and strategies for future learning. It contains photocopiable checklists and assessment sheets for both teacher and pupil to complete and has clear child-friendly illustrated worksheets throughout. An indispensable resource for all classrooms.

Special Educational Needs

A Guide for Parents and Carers of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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Author: Carolyn Waterhouse

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781905722037

Category: Autistic children

Page: 34

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Explains the law relating to SEN, additional supports, who provides them and how to access them. This work includes useful timescales and pointers.

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

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Author: Ruth A. Wilson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415303460

Category: Education

Page: 268

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This book is a practical and accessible guide to teaching young children with special educational needs. At the heart of the book is the belief that the focus should be on the child as an active learner, rather than on their disability. This fully revised and updated edition takes into account current changes in educational policy to provide the reader with comprehensive information and understanding and working with young children with special needs. The author addresses key issues such as the nature and causes of specific disabilities, intervention and assessment, working with families, planning individualised objectives and instructional strategies. There are also new sections on emotional competence, early literacy concerns and discussions of the emotional implications of brain research. Case study examples and practical suggestions are included throughout. The book will be a valuable resource for all early years practitioners, primary teachers, student teachers and learning support assistants.

Understanding Special Educational Needs

A Teacher's Guide to Effective School Based Research

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Author: Ruth Kershner,Roland Chaplain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134126093

Category: Education

Page: 128

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New and experienced teachers working with children with special needs in mainstream or special school settings are increasingly discovering the value of research to inform and improve their teaching. This highly accessible text features: · identification of the key research issues which relate to different aspects of SEN and inclusion · guidance on how to carry out research in order to enhance teaching and learning for children whose progress is causing concern · explanations of a range of approaches to research, including empirical studies of individuals, groups and institutions with children, parents, teachers and other professionals · advice on how to use and disseminate research findings The authors support their basic guidance with a variety of examples of published research and they offer a framework and practical suggestions for planning and carrying out school-based investigations with different purposes in mind. This text will be relevant to teachers and SENCOs, and to mentors and tutors in their supporting role.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practices

An International Perspective

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Author: Fabio Dovigo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463008578

Category: Education

Page: 244

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"Today, school is becoming a rapidly changing learning environment. Thinking about students as a homogeneous population is no longer allowed, as diversity – in terms of culture, language, gender, family organisation, learning styles and so on – has emerged as a key challenge for education today.The debate on Special Educational Needs largely reflects this challenge, as working in school implies careful reconsideration of what we mean by “normal” and “special”. Current educational intervention is generally based on a deficit and “within-child” model of facing SEN, whereas very little attention is given to the role of learning environments. The focus is on the child more than on the whole class, and on cognition and technical provisions more than on affective, sociocultural and community dimensions of learning. Conversely, regarding students and their needs as “hidden voices” allows us to adopt a transformative approach which sees diversity as a stimulus for the development of educational practices that might benefit all children and help school to become an inclusive and “moving” organisation.The aim of the book is twofold: on the one hand, it offers a systematic overview of the inclusive education state-of-the-art in six countries (Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA) based on the contributions by well-known scholars such as Christy Ashby, Barbara Brokamp, Fabio Dovigo, Kari Nes, Mara Westling Allodi, Tony Booth, and Beth Ferri; on the other hand, the book analyses five cases of good practices of inclusion related to different subjects and school levels."

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: Religious Education

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Author: Dilwyn Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134838204

Category: Education

Page: 168

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The SEND Code of Practice (2015) reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This topical book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making RE lessons accessible and interesting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding of special educational needs and disabilities and show how the RE teacher can reduce or remove any barriers to learning. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of RE teaching, this book will enable teachers to: create a supportive environment which maximises learning opportunities; plan the classroom layout and display to enhance learning; help students of all levels to gain confidence in their reading and writing ability; stimulate discussion and develop thinking skills through using stimuli such as religious art, music, artefacts and films; successfully train and fully use the support of their teaching assistants. An invaluable tool for continuing professional development, this text will be essential for teachers (and their teaching assistants) seeking guidance specific to teaching RE to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENCOs, senior management teams and ITT providers. In addition to free online resources, a range of appendices provide RE teachers with a variety of writing frames and activity sheets to support effective teaching. This is an essential tool for RE teachers and teaching assistants, and will help to deliver successful, inclusive lessons for all pupils.