Successfully Managing ADHD

Author: Fintan O'Regan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415597708
Format: PDF, ePub
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Behaviour issues in general, and ADHD in particular, is always a high priority in schools. Teachers are constantly searching for practical guidance on how to manage learners who find it difficult to concentrate and stay on task for any length of time, sometimes presenting challenging behaviour in the classroom and disrupting learning for other students. Fintan O'Regan provides a user-friendly resource for busy teachers, showing them how to offer practical and effective strategies and models of good practice to practitioners, and signposting further sources of information. Chapters in this essential book cover topics such as: How can we manage ADHD behaviour? How can we help non-traditional learners access the curriculum? Working with parents of children with ADHD Making transitions less problematic Exporing other options for managing ADHD The role of medication and how/when it can help Written by one of the UK's leading experts on the topic, SENCOs, teachers, behaviour management staff and senior leaders will find invaluable, practical and up-to-date information and advice on ADHD and will be able use the resources provided as a continuing professional development tool with colleagues in all phases.

Educating Special Students

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134833091
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Educating Special Students is the definitive guide to evidence based practice and professionally informed approaches to provision for special students. Now in its third edition, the book sets out ideas of best practice relating to different disabilities and disorders, helpfully discussing what might constitute effective provision. This edition has been updated to take account of new ways of classifying disabilities and disorders, and recent developments in research and practice, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice (England) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition DSM-5TM. A new appendix provides information on basic anatomy and physiology. International in scope, the book explores issues relating to: intellectual disability (profound, moderate to severe, and mild) sensory impairments orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders, health impairments, and traumatic brain injury oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder communication disorders (speech, grammar and comprehension, semantics and pragmatics), and autism spectrum disorder specific learning disorders with impairment in reading, written expression and mathematics, and developmental co-ordination disorder. Educating Special Students will be of interest to all those studying special education, professionals, and others committed to seeking the best provision for special students.

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Author: Hull City Council
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317288793
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Completely revised and updated in light of the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this second edition of Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who are looking for expert guidance and strategies, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels. Spanning pre-school, primary and secondary teaching, this book covers the key areas to be considered when supporting pupils with dyslexia, including: how to identify a young person with dyslexia practical strategies for pre-school, primary and secondary settings useful advice to give to parents and carers of children and young people with dyslexia useful materials for continual professional development. Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this book provides guidance and practical strategies for identifying and supporting young people with dyslexia that will be of use to teachers, TAs, SENCOs and other educational professionals.

Time to Talk

Author: Jean Gross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351986651
Format: PDF, Docs
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Time to Talk provides a powerful and accessible resource for practitioners working to improve children’s language and communication skills. Showcasing effective approaches in schools and settings across the country from the early years through primary and secondary education, it summarises research on what helps children and young people develop good communication skills, and highlights the importance of key factors: a place to talk, a reason to talk and support for talk. This timely second edition has been fully updated to reflect Pupil Premium, curriculum, assessment and special needs reforms, and can be used by individual practitioners as well as supporting a whole-school or setting approach to spoken language. It includes: whole-class approaches to developing all children and young people’s speaking and listening skills; ‘catch-up’ strategies for those with limited language; ways of differentiating the curriculum for those with difficulties; ways in which settings and schools can develop an effective partnership with specialists to help children with more severe needs; models schools can use to commission their own speech and language therapy services; examples of good practice in supporting parents/carers to develop their children’s language skills; and answers to practitioners’ most frequently asked questions about speech and language. Now in full-colour, this practical and engaging book is for all who are concerned about how to help children and young people with limited language and communication skills – school leaders, teachers, early-years practitioners, and the speech and language therapists they work with.

Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs

Author: Jean Gross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317485777
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Are you overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that SEN generates in your school? Would you like to spend more time actually improving the quality of teaching and learning for pupils with SEN or disabilities? If so, this is an essential book for you. Fully revised and updated for the 2014 SEN Code of Practice, this new edition contains strategies for reducing the number of individual education plans and review meetings. Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will help you to use existing systems for target setting, recording and planning – personalised systems that are used for all children as part of everyday teaching practices. It lists the intervention programmes that really work and showcases the work of four schools that have successfully developed ways of planning provision, working with parents, and supporting staff development. Ready-to-use proforma in the book are also available online, and include a model policy for Ofsted; strategy sheets for all main types of SEN; provision maps and proformas to help you plan, monitor and evaluate your provision Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will provide support for school leaders, SENCOs and anyone undertaking the national SENCO award. A practical and engaging guide, this new and updated edition shows how to put responsibility for supporting children with most types of additional need firmly back where it belongs – with class and subject teachers. It will help you – in the words of one SENCO – ‘get your life back’.

Pre schoolers with Autism

Author: Avril Vaux Brereton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103419
Format: PDF, ePub
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This training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. It is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents.

Surviving and Succeeding in SEN

Author: Fintan J. O'Regan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826476128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a general introduction to special needs for teachers, trainees,teaching assistants, SENCOs, and in fact anyone who works with youngpeople in a learning environment. Finton O'Regan provides readers withhelpful hints and strategies for dealing with a wide range of difficulties,including those in the areas of communication, learning, behavioural,sensory/physical, and medical. This book also contains a glossary, anacronym-buster, and a comprehensive directory.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242536
Format: PDF, Docs
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Includes CD-Rom 'The book successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice, presenting essential background information and knowledge in an easy to understand way' - Early Years Update 'The whole book would be useful as a refresher course to enable practitioners who do not come across significant behaviour problems on a regular basis in the course of their work. It is a well resourced book that will also assist newly qualified practitioners/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators to undertake and understand the importance of IEP/Behaviour plans and issues' - Early Years Online 'As Early Years settings now include more children with difficult behaviour, this publication is to be welcomed. It will be invaluable in supporting professionals to manage all young children who display difficult behaivour and in particular, those with special educational needs. The author provides some really useful suggestions, practical strategies and case studies on encouraging positive behaviour in a clear, easy to follow format. The resources on the accompanying CD-Rom will be useful in supporting settings to develop policies and practice and in the training and development of staff' - Jan Morrison, Independent Consultant and Trainer This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable resources including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples provided Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant based in Northumberland; she worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.