Movement and Learning in the Early Years

Author: Christine Macintyre
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412902373
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Movement is a key factor in young children's development and it can affect how they learn and how they feel. This book shows you how to observe a child as they move to allow for early identification of any problems and then tells you how to help

Educating Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Martin Hanbury
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412902281
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`This book offers well thought out and clearly presented information to practitioners in the field of autism. The author obviously has an obvious empathy for, and understanding of, the difficulties experienced by children with autism, and enables the reader to clearly see the uniqueness of the child with autism' - REACH, Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland `This is an easy-to-read, informative guide for teachers and teaching assistants. It recognizes that practitioners can sometimes feel unskilled when faced with the request to include children with autism' - Nursery World `Written by a headteacher with extensive experience of working with autistic children and young people, this book provides a clear introduction to the field' - SENCO Update 'From the wealth of books now available on the subject of autistic spectrum disorders, this is one of the best I have read. Martin Hanbury's obvious commitment and understanding of children with ASD shines through' - Communication 'Martin Hanbury manages to convey in straightforward terms some of the intricacies of what it means to have autism, and combines theoretical background with a wealth of ideas (many of them photocopiable) that will help pupils with the disorder cope on the social setting of a school`- Rona Tutt, President, National Association of Head Teachers, TES Extra for Special Needs 'Martin Hanbury is full of enthusiasm and is extremely knowledgeable' - Cathy Mercer, NAS Pupils with autism are now commonly taught in a range of settings including mainstream classes, special schools and autism specific provision. This book will help practitioners to employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies when working with those in their classroom who experience an autistic spectrum disorder. The book considers: - the impact of autism on the learner - established, effective strategies and interventions - the selection of appropriate strategies for individual pupils - the historical perspective and the current context within which the practitioner operates - the qualities of the pupil with autism - tried and tested ideas for successful lessons - handy hints, checklists and proformae. Useful for those teachers and teaching assistants new to the field of autism or working in isolation from other specialists, this book is born of experience and shared experiences. It is full of advice for developing positive and enduring learning relationships, making your special or inclusive education setting a success for all.

100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyspraxia and DCD

Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826494405
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This useful, resourceful and practical guide provides those working with dyspraxic and DCD children one hundred ideas of how to support and develop their learning. Lists cover the entire school age range and range from developing fine and gross motor skills to preparing children for their next transition either to the next stage of schooling or for their future careers.

Learning through Movement in the Early Years

Author: Sharon Tredgett
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1909682837
Format: PDF
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This concise and up to date text looks specifically at children’s learning through movement and the implications of this understanding for practice in early years settings. Movement is a fundamental way in which children learn, so it is vital that early years students and practitioners have a full knowledge of the subject in order to encourage and provide a range of sensory opportunities for the children in their care. The book begins by identifying early movements, examining their links to the brain and the benefits they bring. It looks at how to create movement spaces and opportunities within provision to support key learnings and then moves on to investigate two key issues: supporting children’s early writing and the different ways boys and girls learn through movement. Each chapter includes key messages, case studies to contextualise the issues and reflective questions to promote deeper understanding.

Dyspraxia in the Early Years

Author: Christine Macintyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113661172X
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Today there are more children than ever before in need of a variety of additional support needs, and many of these children have poor movement as a key contributory factor. Even in children with no specific ‘label’, movement is being found to be linked to learning, and educational professionals need to understand what is amiss and how to support children who do not meet their motor milestones at the correct time. The brand new topic areas featured in this comprehensive and practical new edition include: a discussion of terminology and labelling (in light of current inclusion guidelines) a range of age specific activities a section on the neurology of dyspraxia, showing the motor pathways that are energised and define motor competence a greater emphasis on balance, coordination and control examples from children of how movement is dependent on planning, sequencing and organising more practical activities that can form the basis of a programme to support the children. Practical strategies are provided throughout this authoritative book, so that teachers and other professionals can identify and understand movement difficulties, are empowered to support the children, and work effectively with the parents.

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Development Resources and Practice

Author: Penny Deiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428320865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES, AND PRACTICE is a comprehensive special education resource book designed to help educators navigate the early years of teaching. Readers will continuously return to author Penny Low Deiner’s current and responsive text to assist in the diagnosis and education of special needs children with a variety of learning disabilities. The text includes a coverage of disabilities as extensive as many Introduction to Special Education courses. However, it is more than a reference book. INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION also offers guidelines, vignettes, and hands-on program planning to prepare educators to integrate children with learning disabilities into regular classroom instruction. Deiner offers guidance on how to translate annual goals into the day-to-day classroom routine. The text connects knowledge to practice by challenging young educators to implement in the classroom the information they learn. While more comprehensive works are available on individual subjects covered in INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, the text provides educators of special needs children with a solid foundation of knowledge on which to grow their expertise. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop Skip and a Jump

Author: Geoffrey Platt
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009486
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Geoff Platt's exercise program, tailored to help children with dyspraxia to overcome their symptoms, enjoy physical activities, and become as active as their friends and classmates, is now proven to be even more effective. This revised edition outlines the fun and easy-to-teach program, which focuses on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play, and explains how regular exercise routines can reduce weakness and improve motor skills, such as balance, timing and coordination. It includes extra session plans, incorporates new research, and adds a secondary stage to the exercise program, teaching the skills of praxis, planning movement and improving skills. This practical guide will be an essential resource for Physical Education teachers and non-specialist teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills, as well as parents.

Living with Dyspraxia

Author: Mary Colley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For people with developmental dyspraxia, everyday life can pose a multitude of problems. This book is written to help all adults with dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It offers practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores.

Caged in Chaos

Author: Victoria Biggs
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008730
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs). In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia - disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory - as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read.