Special Educational Needs

A Guide for Inclusive Practice

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Author: Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857021621

Category: Education

Page: 328

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With a Foreword from Baroness Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). Special Educational Needs contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory into classroom practice, and include case studies covering the Birth to 19 age range.

Special Educational Needs

A Resource for Practitioners

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Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942382

Category: Education

Page: 160

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By examining related disciplines, Farrell provides a road map for special education and considers how special education can be better understood.

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.

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 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 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. >

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.

Understanding Special Educational Needs

A Teacher's Guide to Effective School-based Research

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Author: Ruth Kershner,Roland Chaplain

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 122

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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 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.

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.

Special Educational Needs

Third Report of Session 2005-06

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education and Skills Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215029614

Category: Education

Page: 145

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In 2005 around 18 per cent of all pupils in schools in England were categorised as having some sort of special educational need (SEN); around 3 per cent had a statement of SEN; and 1 per cent were in special schools. Although many of these children are receiving the education they need, there are large numbers who are being failed by the system. This report, based on over 230 written memoranda and oral evidence from 50 witnesses, considers how the Government can improve outcomes for all children with SEN and disabilities. It concludes that education has moved on in the past 30 years, yet the SEN system is still based on the 1978 Warnock Report and is no longer fit for purpose. The Government should clearly state a vision for children with SEN and disabilities an provide a National Strategy linked to minimum standards and a statutory requirement for local authorities to provide a broad continuum of flexible provision, including high quality special schools.

The Assessment of Special Educational Needs

Whose Problem?

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Author: David M Galloway,Derrick Armstrong,Sally Tomlinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896599

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The debate about special needs provision has increased dramatically over the last 15 years, however, despite the widespread concern over both learning and behavioural difficulties, there have been few attempts to analyse in detail the process of assessment by which children are being identified as having special educational needs. Drawing upon research carried out by the authors, this book fills that gap by examining the process in detail. It considers the assessment process itself and how it affects and is affected by other areas of school policy - in some cases causing tension and conflict such as parental participation, the use and allocation of resources and multi-professional decision-making. A feature of the book is its analysis of the impact of the National Curriculum and the local management of schools (LMS) provision for special needs.

Teaching Primary Special Educational Needs

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Author: Jonathan Glazzard,Jane Stokoe,Alison Hughes,Annette Netherwood,Lesley Neve

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445682X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Today, there is increased emphasis on the coverage of special educational needs in initial teacher training. This comprehensive introduction begins by looking at inclusion policy and how barriers to achievement can be removed. The SEN Code of Conduct is explained and detailed guidance on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is included. The book then goes on to give practical advice on the teaching of children with special educational needs in reading, speech and language, the autistic spectrum and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Finally, the book considers the wider context looking at partnerships with parents, carers and professionals in other agencies.

Special Educational Needs and School Improvement

Practical Strategies for Raising Standards

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Author: Jean Gross,Angela White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113660765X

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Providing a practical 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, rather than on planning for individual children, it shows how you can make it part of the overall school improvement process. The text also provides tools that SENCOs, headteachers and governors can use to analyze data, set objectives, measure and evaluate outcomes for SEN just as they do for other areas of the curriculum. Included are sections on: school self-evaluation; school development plans; the evidence base for different forms of provision; developing staff; and how to minimize bureaucracy. Helpful for OFSTED planning and securing best value, "Special Educational Needs and School Improvement" also enables schools to target limited resources where they should have most impact on promoting inclusion and raising attainment for all.

Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary Classrooms

Inclusion and how to do it

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Author: Sue Briggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317521056

Category: Education

Page: 178

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There are greater numbers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) now attending mainstream schools. This fully updated and revised edition of Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary Classrooms is written by an experienced teacher, adviser and SEN consultant and explains the challenges that these children face. This is a practical book full of guidance for teachers and teaching assistants who support children with SEND in mainstream secondary classrooms. Now fully updated to include the requirements of the 2014 Children and Families Act and SEND Code of Practice, this book: covers all aspects of teaching children with SEND, including planning, teaching and learning promotes successful communication between teachers, parents and students contains photocopiable resources and templates. With practical guidance on how to make the curriculum more accessible for children with SEND, this book will help teachers and TAs work together to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities more effectively.

Special Educational Needs: The Key Concepts

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Author: Philip Garner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134622767

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Exploring the complex issues that surround special educational needs (SEN) both in and out of the classroom, this reader-friendly text considers the impacts that these issues have upon the child, the parent, the teacher, and the school as a whole. Fully cross-referenced and including suggestions for further reading with each entry, areas discussed include: pupil rights and empowerment parents and care workers curriculum and teaching inclusive approaches historical dimensions. Providing an informative combination of practical, historical and legal terms and concepts, Special Educational Needs: The Key Concepts is a highly useful resource accessible to a broad audience.

Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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Author: Sarah Martin-Denham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473918227

Category: Education

Page: 232

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All teachers are expected to have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support their entire class. But how do you actually teach and work with young people in an inclusive way? This book is your ultimate guide with chapters on: Your first day in a specialist provision Teaching, Planning and Assessment Working in partnership As well as material on specific conditions which covers all areas of exceptionality. This book gives you the knowledge and practical advice you really need to help you teach children from 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Meeting Special Educational Needs in Primary Classrooms

Inclusion and how to do it

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Author: Sue Briggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317482204

Category: Education

Page: 182

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There are greater numbers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) now attending mainstream schools. This fully updated and revised edition of Meeting Special Educational Needs in Primary Classrooms is written by an experienced teacher, adviser and SEN consultant and explains the challenges that these children face. This is a practical book full of guidance for teachers and teaching assistants who support children with SEND in mainstream primary classrooms. Now fully updated to include the requirements of the 2014 Children and Families Act and SEND Code of Practice, this book: contains photocopiable resources and templates promotes successful communication between teachers, parents and students covers all aspects of teaching children with SEND, including planning, teaching and learning. With practical guidance on how to make the curriculum more accessible for children with SEND, this book will help teachers and TAs work together to support pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities more effectively.