Guerrilla Mum

Author: Ellen Power
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003928
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Getting the educational provision you need for your special needs child can feel like an uphill struggle. This book offers clear guidance on how authorities such as Local Education Authorities, schools, the National Health Service and the Government function, what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight most effectively for the education they need. Basing the book on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked with - and in some cases challenged - the authorities to get the right education for her children. Outlining what she did, how she did it, and how you can do the same, she explains clearly the implications of the Special Educational Needs code of practice and the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as giving advice on diagnosis, assessment, and dealing with the authorities. Further sections look at how to address issues such as transition between schools, and bullying. Interweaving real-life experience with practical advice, Guerrilla Mum is essential reading for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

Author: Margaret Duncan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002532
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood. Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that answers many of the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, the book goes on to look at the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life and what can be done to help. The authors present useful information on early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively on a day-to-day basis. They also examine ways to minimize common difficulties that may be encountered at home and school, making life easier for the child, family and peers. The final chapters tackle new problems that can arise when the teenage years hit and how to assist a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. Illustrative case examples are included throughout, and the book concludes with a list of valuable resources for further information and advice. Full of helpful guidance and support, this user-friendly introductory handbook is essential reading for anyone caring for, or working with, children with PDA.

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Allison Hope-West
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051534
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guide walks you through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis; how to obtain a Statement of SEN; how to find and secure an appropriate school; and how to work effectively with outside agencies.

Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

Author: John Friel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500518
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This straightforward, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs includes all the most recent developments in law, and clearly explains the key issues in a complex system. Helping parents to understand the legal entitlements of their child, Nettleton and Friel explain the new Education, Health and Care Plans which have replaced the Statements of Special Educational Needs. They explain what an Education, Health and Care Plan is, how assessments are carried out, and how annual reviews, amendments, rights of appeal and tribunals work in practice. They also include help with 25 of the most common problems encountered, a discussion of relevant cases, extracts from the official published guidance issued, and a draft Reasons for Appeal. This essential handbook for parents of children with special educational needs will also be a key reference for teachers, charities, Local Authority officers, and lawyers in other fields.

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

Author: Sandy Row
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102625
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Row illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers parents to demand help for children with special needs. This practical book challenges the theoretical established literature on SEN, providing an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice on their rights to services and help for their children.

U S Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook

Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1602393745
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The official U.S. Army guide to using guerrilla tactics in battle—now available to everyone.

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

Author: Gill D. Ansell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003539
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care. The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed. This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

Out of Captivity

Author: Marc Gonsalves
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061868620
Format: PDF
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“[A] remarkable story….An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.” —Arizona Republic The spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia for five and a half years. Written with Gary Brozek, this book is an astonishing tale of unbelievable hardship and indomitable will—an “action-packed” (Time magazine) real-life adventure that stands with Alive by Piers Paul Read, Norman Ollestad’s Crazy for the Storm, and other classic true stories of survival.

Captive

Author: Clara Rojas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439176092
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On a fateful day in February 2002, campaign manager Clara Rojas accompanied longtime friend and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt into an area controlled by the powerful leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Armed with machine guns and grenades, the FARC took them hostage and kept them in the jungle for the next six years. After more than two years of captivity deep in the Colombian jungle, surrounded by jaguars, snakes, and tarantulas, miles from any town or hospital, Clara Rojas prepared to give birth in a muddy tent surrounded by heavily armed guerrillas. Her captors promised that a doctor would be brought to the camp to help her. But when Rojas went into labor and began to suffer complications, the only person on hand was a guerrilla wielding a kitchen knife. The guerrillas drugged Rojas with anesthetic while one of them slit open her abdomen. Her son, Emmanuel, was born by amateur cesarean section in April 2004. His survival was miraculous, but her joy was soon cut short when the FARC took him from her when he was only eight months old. For the next three years, Clara was given no information about him, but her desire to one day see him again kept her alive. In early 2008, Clara was finally liberated and reunited with her son—to whom this book is dedicated.

My Faraway Home

Author: Mary McKay Maynard
Publisher: Isis
ISBN: 9780753197615
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On the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Mary McKay's father was managing a gold mine on the Philippine island of Mindanao. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines, the McKays fled into the jungle, believing their stay would be brief. But the days turned into two harrowing years of battling heat, hunger, and natural disasters. After the war, in 1947, they went back to the Philippines, where, ironically, more tragedy was waiting...