Understanding Children s Books

Author: Prue Goodwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 085702955X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

Understanding School Refusal

Author: M. S. Thambirajah
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105675
Format: PDF
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School refusal is a crippling condition in which children experience extreme anxiety or panic attacks when faced with everyday school life. This book aims to explore, raise awareness of the problem and provide plans and strategies for education, health and social care professionals for identifying and addressing this problem

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Davida Hartman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007556
Format: PDF
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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan. Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

Working with Parents

Author: Carmel Digman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'This book would be excellent for anyone thinking of taking on the role of home/support worker or someone already in this post who would like to refresh their ideas and views. The book would also be of interest to those who want further insight into the complex role of the home/support worker' - Nasen's Special 'This book uses case studies across a range of ages to give practical advice on best practice when working with children and their parents in conjunction with other professionals....[T]he book contains much value to both class teachers and headteachers' - Headteacher Update 'This realistic and wide-ranging book supports the work of a growing number of school-based support staff' - Extended Schools Update 'This book helpfully covers the broad range of issues that home-school workers are likely to negotiate on a day to day basis. They give a realistic account of the challenges of working with parents from a school context, outlining a range of approaches, interventions, case studies and information to help practitioners provide effective support.' - Jo Hook, Transition Information Sessions (TIS) Consultant - Family and Parenting Institute With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff. Using case studies to illustrate best practice across a range of age groups, the book looks at strategies for dealing with the effects of the following issues on children: o domestic violence o bereavement and loss o learning difficulties and special educational needs o neglect and poverty o anger and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties o addictions within the family. There is advice on working directly with children and examples are cited from children from 0 to 19. This book is an essential read for all those involved in the education and care of children.

A Practical Guide for Special Education Professionals

Author: Lisa Churchill
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131720213
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Practical Guide for Special Education Professionals is a resource guidebook, the purpose of which is to provide practical information and suggestions to help the special education teacher survive and eventually succeed in the school and classroom setting. This book is written to be used as a quick reference. Thus, the chapters are presented in a brief, user-friendly format. The guidebook's content presents an overview of the major elements in special education: The Individualized Education Program (IEP), Classroom and Individual Behavior Management, Assessment for Instruction, Supervision of Paraprofessionals, Instructional Planning and Strategies, Collaborative Consultation, Home-School Partnerships, and Stress Reduction Strategies and Time Management Techniques. Each chapter prepares the teacher to work effectively in special education by supplying strategies and practical tips for working directly with pupils and other adults in the educational setting. Features: Guidebook's content presents an overview or "big picture" of the major elements in the field of special education. Selected topics are essential for teacher survival and readily applicable to the classroom setting. Gives a quick, user friendly reference and overview for teaching students with special needs as well as for working successfully with adults. One chapter does not rely on information contained in a previous chapter. Allows teachers to access chapter materials in on an individualized as- needed-basis. Beginning special education teachers "need it all" and the sooner the better. The organization of the book permits teachers to quickly reference chapter contents and obtain practical information and resources to assist their daily activities. Teaching Tips, Forms, Charts, and Tables that summarize and underscore information for the reader. Enables teachers to easily find solutions to the problems encountered in their work, including working with students, parents, other teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals. The authors consider the IEP the "heart of special education." The chapter on IEP Legal and Pragmatic Issues provides up to date information and practical suggestions and forms to guide the special education teacher to successfully participate in this process and complete the required paperwork. This chapter takes the teacher step by step through the IEP meeting process and assists in understanding Present Levels of Performance (PLEP) , Response to Intervention RtI), and Writing, Monitoring, and Reporting IEP Goals. Gives clear, concise information on the IEP process and document and "demystifies" the IEP. Provides professors with useful tools for instruction on the IEP. Two features that emphasize reflection are "Take A Moment" and "Explorations." Both provide focused questions and structured activities to promote self-reflection and application of the chapters' content. Provides teachers with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as a special educator by reflecting on content through focused questions and applicable activities. Chapter on stress reduction strategies and time management techniques addresses the "overwhelmed" feeling that most special educators experience as they enter the profession. Provides tips and strategies for improving multitasking skills. Technology tools and resources are featured in the book. Assisted Technology, Universal Design, Grading Websites, and Web Site Resources are described.

Children and Trauma

Author: Cynthia Monahon
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780029216668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains the effects of trauma on children and offers help for restoring a child's sense of safety and balance.

Mentoring Coaching A Guide For Education Professionals

Author: Pask, Roger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335225381
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book features a model which helps to create successful mentoring-coaching activity in education and sets out a clear path along which to proceed. It describes appropriate behaviours and includes examples of questions that might be used.

Understanding and Using Social Media on College Campuses

Author: Brandon C. Waite
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475826958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The purpose of this book is to help higher education professionals approach social media initiatives strategically. It presents a framework for systematically thinking about the Internet Technology Environments (ITE) in which faculty, staff, and administrators operate.

Understanding Young Children s Behaviour

Author: Jillian Rodd
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781864481631
Format: PDF
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A guide to managing young children's behaviour effectively and in ways which enhance their development, learning and self-esteem.

The Voice Of The Child

Author: Graham Upton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135792283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This collection provides a guide to the legal requirements surrounding children's rights. The book discusses the practicalities and problems of listening to the child in educational, social and health settings.