The Effective Teacher s Guide to Sensory Impairment and Physical Disability

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134237693
Format: PDF
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This essential guide clarifies the definitions of sensory impairments and physical disabilities, and examines medical conditions that may lead to the need for SEN provision, including epilepsy, Tourettes syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. Writing in an accessible style, the author looks at ways of dealing with a variety of conditions, always with practical classroom situations in mind. Each section: sets out the definitions of the condition explains the legal contexts looks at the range of provision suggests intervention and support strategies gives example case studies.

The Effective Teacher s Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties Learning Disabilities

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520317
Format: PDF, ePub
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This highly anticipated second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) critically examines the specificity and complexity of learning disabilities. The user-friendly text highlights the importance of schools reviewing their curricula and assessment, pedagogical methods, resources, organisation and therapy procedures to ensure that their provision helps encourage academic progress and the best personal and social development for their pupils. This book accessibly and authoritatively addresses a range of issues associated with: Reading disorders / dyslexia Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia. Offering what works in the classroom, this text also takes into account the relationship between professionals who work closely with parents and other professionals. It helpfully recognises the importance of professional contributions and the foundational disciplines that contribute to special education. Underpinned by research and widely held professional opinions, this second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy teacher, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers and administrators.

Educating Special Children

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134041624
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'This book is an authoritative overview of contributions from many disciplines to special education for young people with a wide range of disabilities. It is a vital resource for students and professionals alike.' – Professor Alan Carr. Director of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland "Farrell offers a comprehensive, practical, and applicable introductory text covering over 20 categorized learning disabilities (LD) ranging from cognitive to physical to emotional/behavioral....This book will benefit teachers and practitioners as a handy reference that does not oversimplify." -- January 2009, CHOICE Educating Special Children is an indispensable companion for anyone requiring an overview of provision that has proved effective for children with learning disorders and disabilities. Dr Michael Farrell guides the reader through what can be labrythine complexities of special education, providing educators with a road map to the most effective methods of provision currently being used. By concentrating on individual disabilities and disorders and not relying on the education system of any one country, Dr Farrell explores issues surrounding: communication disorders and Autism and Asperger's Syndrome developmental co-ordination disorders reading, writing and mathematics disorders disorders of conduct, anxiety and depression attention deficit hyperactivity disorder mild, moderate to severe, and profound cognitive impairment sensory impairments orthopaedic and motor disabilities, health impairments and traumatic brain injury. In addition, this authoritative text provides advice and support that is relevant to educating pupils in a range of settings. The importance of multi-professional working is explored and analysed. Based on many years of experience, and drawing on expertise from all corners of the globe, this is the definite guide to special education today.

Educating One All

Author: Lorraine McDonnell
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Lisa Schoenbrodt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780933149991
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a comprehensive, must-have reference that provides parents with the support and information they need to help their child recover from a closed-head injury and prevent further incidents. Coping with traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves a complex process of readjustment to the changes in a once healthy child and affects everyone in the family. Traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain abruptly and violently moves within the skull as a result of extreme force to the head during an automobile, biking, or playground accident, for example. The effects of TBI can range from mild to severe and recovery can take from weeks to years. Although each child's condition is unique, all TBI patients experience impairment in one or more of the following areas: cognition; emotion/behaviour; and motor skills. While TBI can happen to anyone, children, particularly teens, are susceptible. And, children who have already had one TBI are at greatest risk. Written by a team of medical specialists, therapists, educators, and an attorney, the book covers: what is traumatic brain injury?; medical concerns; rehabilitation and treatments; coping and adjustment; effects on learning and thinking, speech and language, and behaviour; educational needs; and legal issues. Throughout the book, a case study of a boy who was injured at age eight, illustrates the effects of TBI on education, socialisation and independence. Parent statements at the end of each chapter attest to the variety of response families have, and offer insight about the experience of raising a child with TBI. A resource guide of support and advocacy organisations, a reading list, and glossary round out this authoritative guide. This book is useful to professionals who provide services to children with TBI and their families. General and special educators will find it essential reading to help their students with TBI. But most of all, the book gives parents the hope and facts they need to improve the outcome of their child's recovery.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

The Effective Teacher s Guide to Moderate Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties Cognitive Impairments

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520244
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated second edition of The Effective Teachers Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties (Cognitive Impairments) has been restructured and expanded to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the busy teacher. This new edition is highly relevant and contextualized, drawing on the curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, resources, therapy and care and school and classroom organisation. It is accessible and practical in approach yet offers the necessary underpinning of research and professional knowledge to enable the teacher to be self-critical in developing classroom approaches. The book accessibly and thoroughly discusses the classroom difficulties associated with: Mild cognitive impairment Moderate to severe cognitive impairment Profound cognitive impairment Conditions associated with cognitive impairment. A much needed source of knowledge for teachers, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers, and administrators, this book will be of interest to anyone who supports children and young people with cognitive impairments.