Creating Multi sensory Environments

Author: Christopher Davies
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415573290
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Multi-sensory environments in the classroom provide a wealth of stimulating learning experiences for all young children whose senses are still under development. This highly practical guide to creating and using multi-sensory environments is packed full of ideas for low-cost, easy to assemble multi-sensory environments, accompanied with suggestion for use with clear learning outcomes, also linked to the P levels for children with special educational needs.

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Author: Joanna Grace
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008749
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special educational needs (SEN). For children with PMLD, Sensory Stories can open up new avenues for communication and inclusive learning. For students with SPD and ASD, they offer a fun way of encountering sensory experiences and triggers in a safe, repetitive way, which over time can help to reduce associated anxieties. This accessible guide offers teachers, other professionals working with students with SEN and parents with a complete step-by-step guide to creating and using Sensory Stories effectively. Aiming to make Sensory Stories affordable and accessible to schools and parents alike by using everyday items found in the classroom and home, Joanna Grace provides original, ready-to-use Sensory Stories with accompanying lesson plans, games and activities and adaptations for different abilities and diagnoses. Written by an experienced SEN consultant and sensory learning specialist, this is unique and essential reading for teachers, other professionals and parents wishing to introduce the many benefits of multi-sensory storytelling to children in their care.

Creating An Accelerated Learning School

Author: Mark Lovatt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855394898
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book describes how an ordinary high school set about incorporating accelerated learning into its teaching practices and policies. Headteacher Derek Wise provides a macro view of the process, discussing the changes made across the whole school. Head of Science, Mark Lovatt, provides a micro view, looking at ways to use accelerated learning in the classroom. Their experiences provide useful reading for any school wishing to improve the learning quality of its students. Several case studies are included to show how accelerated learning techniques can be applied to different subjects.

How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life

Author: Dr Gary Ansdell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472405714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving examples from music therapy situations are twinned with the stories of 'ordinary' people who describe how music helps them within their everyday lives. Together this complementary material leads Ansdell to present a new interdisciplinary framework showing how musical experiences can help all of us build and negotiate identities, make intimate non-verbal relationships, belong together in community, and find moments of transcendence and meaning. How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist's perspective) a better understanding of 'music and change' in our personal and social life. Ansdell's theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics, and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, well-being, and health.

Curricula for Teaching Children and Young People with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Author: Peter Imray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134679440
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Curricula for Teaching Children and Young People with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties offers a range of compelling arguments for a distinct and separate pedagogical approach to the learning needs of the most educationally challenging pupils. This book, written in accessible, common sense and non-academic language, provides an easy-to-follow alternative curriculum specifically designed to enhance and enrich the learning of children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Chapter by chapter, guidelines and support are offered in key curriculum areas, some of which include: Cognition Language, Literacy and Communication Mathematical Physical Sensory Creative Care Play Problem solving. This highly practical resource is essential reading for any educational professional, parents, school governors, teachers, teaching assistants, therapists and indeed anyone involved with maximising the educational opportunities of those with profound learning difficulties.

Dyslexia and Inclusion

Author: Gavin Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415607582
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now fully updated, Dyslexia and Inclusion aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. The book is based around Reid's five signposts for successful inclusion - acknowledging differences, recognizing strengths, understanding what is meant by inclusion, planning for practice, and ensuring that the task outcomes are attainable. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher. This highly practical, topical and accessible text includes chapters on: effective learning curriculum access and differentiation whole school approaches specific approaches in reading, spelling, writing and numeracy. By understanding the crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties they may encounter. This book will be beneficial to all teachers looking to support their students with dyslexia and help them to fulfil their potential in school and in the wider community.

JavaScript 20 Lessons to Successful Web Development

Author: Robin Nixon
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071841563
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master JavaScript in 20 lessons--online video tutorials included! Based on the author's successful online courses, this complete, integrated learning tool provides easy-to-follow lessons that feature clear explanations, sample code and exercises, and video tutorials. Each lesson is designed to take you less than an hour to complete. JavaScript: 20 Lessons to Successful Web Development covers the basics, including variables, operators, arrays, objects, and values. Next, you'll learn how to use conditional statements, work with multidimensional arrays, manipulate objects, handle errors, manage cookies, use Ajax, and much more. Together, the book and almost five hours of video training make learning JavaScript easier than ever! Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com

Genius 101

Author: Dean Keith Simonton, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106285
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Genius 101 makes for a great read on a centuries-old scientific puzzle - as well as a lively text on the wellsprings and manifestations of genius." Teresa M. Amabile, PhD The Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School [A] clear and engaging summary of this mysterious and utterly important phenomenon written by arguably the world's expert on the topic. Nearly 30 years of Simonton's fascination and focused intellect on the topic of exemplary genius come together in this brief, accessible and insightful volume. If only all introductory courses were this much fun! --Gregory J. Feist, PhD San Jose State University "The latest, and possibly most comprehensive, entry into this genre [on the study of genius] is Dean Keith Simonton's new book Genius 101... Simonton, a psychology professor at the University of California, Davis, is one of the world's leading authorities on the intellectually eminent..." --Time Magazine, February 13, 2009 "Genius 101 is an extremely readable and entertaining book: I read it in one sitting....Each chapter is informative, well organized, provocative, and entertaining. This book presents the best short introduction to genius to be found." --Robert Sternberg PsycCritiques Are geniuses born or made? How do psychologists measure "genius"? Is it "genius," or is it "madness"? "Genius," contrary to common belief, is not strictly a matter of intelligence. Intellect, personality, creativity, even serendipity play a significant role in molding a genius. So, what does it mean to be a genius? Genius 101 examines the many definitions of "genius," and the multiple domains in which it appears, including art, science, music, business, literature, and the media. Dr. Simonton introduces the study of genius theory and the research supporting it, using non-scientific, accessible language-fit for a non-genius. The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Special Teaching for Special Children Pedagogies for Inclusion

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033522623X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book addresses this question, looking at pupils’ special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs. Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that ‘good teaching is good teaching for all’ and that all children benefit from similar approaches.