Identifying Special Needs

Author: Glynis Hannell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351011359
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Identifying Special Needs provides expert guidance to recognising and categorising the specific characteristics of a range of special needs. Drawing on her experience as an educational psychologist and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell provides easy-to-use checklists to help teachers quickly and accurately gather information to determine whether individual students need specialised attention and services, and guidelines on how to provide this help. This unique book offers diagnostic criteria and supporting notes for a wide range of special educational needs, including autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders, social and emotional issues, cognitive disabilities and specific learning disorders. Relevant to both primary and secondary school students, all checklists can be photocopied for ease of use and downloaded from the companion website. This fully revised third edition includes additional information on guiding conversations with parents, children and colleagues, as well as advice to parents on how to select outside professionals. The practical checklists and resources help teachers and educational professionals to: Identify and understand special needs screen any student for possible special needs; understand the causes and characteristics of various types of special needs; link classroom observations to diagnostic criteria used by specialists. Profile individual differences create accurate and comprehensive profiles for individual students, including positive characteristics; record each student’s unique pattern of development within a special needs ‘label’. Work together with colleagues and parents quickly record important information and avoid writing time-consuming reports; request and prepare for further assessment and intervention; coordinate information from several teachers or professionals; involve parents in observing and discussing their child’s pattern of strengths and challenges; plan effective, inclusive intervention in the classroom setting; follow up with recommended further reading, websites and professional references. Based on internationally accepted diagnostic criteria, and relevant for educational professionals worldwide, this is an essential book for teachers, psychologists and other specialists to ensure that the children and adolescents in their care receive the support they need to succeed.

Basic Skills Checklists

Author: Marlene Breitenbach
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents the educators with an effective means of determining current skills and monitoring progress of special needs children. Designed for use with preschool and elementary-aged children. Focuses on basic concepts, reading, language arts, math, fine motor skills, writing, and independence.

Dangerous Personalities

Author: Joe Navarro
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623361931
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What makes a narcissist go from self-involved to terrifying? In this national bestseller, Joe Navarro, a leading FBI profiler, unlocks the secrets to the personality disorders that put us all at risk. “I should have known.” “How could we have missed the warning signs?” ”I always thought there was something off about him.” When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages, acts of domestic terrorism—we often blame ourselves for missing the mania lurking inside unsuspecting individuals. But how could we have known that the charismatic leader had the characteristics of a tyrant? And how can ordinary people identify threats from those who are poised to devastate their lives on a daily basis—the crazy coworkers, out-of-control family members, or relentless neighbors? In Dangerous Personalities, former FBI profiler Joe Navarro has the answers. He shows us how to identify the four most common "dangerous personalities" and how to analyze the potential threat level: the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality. Along the way, he provides essential tips and tricks to protect ourselves both immediately and in the long-term, as well as how to heal the trauma of being exposed to the destructive egos in our world.

Individual Differences and Personality

Author: Michael C. Ashton
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128098465
Format: PDF, Docs
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Individual Differences and Personality, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of research on personality. The book begins with the main approaches to the study of personality, basic principles of personality measurement, the concept of personality traits, and the major dimensions of personality variation. Further chapters review personality change and stability, biological causal mechanisms, genetic and environmental influences and evolutionary adaptive function. Personality disorders are examined as are life outcomes—such as relationships, work, health, and others—that are predicted by personality characteristics. The book additionally examines important individual differences, such as mental abilities, vocational interests, religious beliefs, political attitudes and sexuality. The third edition is updated with new findings on age-related differences in personality, on sexual orientation and personality, on socially desirable responding in personality assessment, and on the biological and social origins of mental ability differences. Treatments of several topics have been streamlined, including reliability and validity, developmental change, genetic and environmental influences and the structure of mental abilities. Organized by issues in personality research rather than by theorists Identifies main traits in personality and explains personality assessment Examines the impact of personality on life outcomes Explores developmental, genetic and evolutionary aspects of personality Includes other psychological characteristics (abilities, interests, beliefs and attitudes)

Autism in the Early Years

Author: Val Cumine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135223661
Format: PDF, ePub
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Anyone meeting a young child with autism for the first time will find this fully revised edition of a classic text invaluable. The authors provide parents and professionals with an insight into the nature and educational implications of autism, particularly in very young children. In a clear and sensitive style the authors: outline the characteristics of autism as they present themselves in the early years; consider the nature of autism and the issues surrounding assessment and diagnosis; offer practical strategies for effective and realistic intervention both at home and in a variety of early years settings; suggest ways to promote learning, social development, communication and appropriate behaviour; explore possibilities for enhancing access to the early years curriculum. This updated second edition includes new material relating to new statutory requirements such as Every Child Matters and Disability Equality Duty, as well as updates to different approaches to autism, assessment and behavioural issues. The authors outline the principal themes and objectives of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Inclusion Development Programme. Autism in the Early Years: A Practical Guide (Second Edition) provides accessible material, support and advice for parents, teachers and professionals who are working together in an unfamiliar area following early diagnoses of autism in young children.

Eager to Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309068363
Format: PDF
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Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.

ABA AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers A Guide to Making It Manageable

Author: Sally Balch Hurme
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634251518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Caregiving is inevitably fraught with complex issues emotional as well as medical, financial, and legal. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers by Sally Balch Hurme can help organize the responsibilities that caregivers face. In one place, you ll be able to record and update the myriad details you need to keep track of. And if you don t know where to start, this invaluable tool tells you, step by step, what you need and why. You can easily personalize the to-do lists, either in the book or electronically, and have them available for quick reference for your caregiving team family, friends, aides, and medical, financial, and legal professionals. This new book third in the Checklist series from AARP and the ABA will save you time and simplify the daunting tasks of caregiving. Hurme shows you how to become a trusted steward without losing your sanity. A companion to the PBS documentary (June 2015) and Amy Goyer s ABA/AARP Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving."

Special Educational Needs in Schools

Author: Sally Beveridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134631154
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.