Understanding Special Educational Needs

A Guide for Student Teachers
Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415308229
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Teachers need to be fully equipped to respond to diversity in today's classrooms now more than ever before. The Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Induction Standards are now the driving force behind initial teacher education, and students will need to demonstrate their competence against these, and in particular, their understanding of Special Educational Needs in today's inclusive classrooms. Each chapter of this indispensable text explores an important topic within SEN and directly relates it to the competencies, making it an essential course companion. Chapters on topics relating to the code of practice, school policy, literacy and numeracy, ICT, emotional and behavioural difficulties and dealing with parents all follow a similar template, which includes: a commentary on the relevant professional standards contextualising of the standards what teachers can do to promote effective practice. Detailed referencing will lead students to pursue more detailed individual texts, which address many of the issues in greater depth. This is an ideal, highly accessible text for student and new qualified teachers who need a reliable introduction to today's vital issues within Special Educational Needs.

Special Educational Needs

A Guide for Inclusive Practice
Author: Lindsay Peer,Gavin Reid
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473953065
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Second edition features include: · fully revised annotated further readings and links to useful websites; · a new chapter on Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) · a new chapter on Down Syndrome · updated reference to legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice (2014) · updated case studies covering 0-18 age range This comprehensive course text is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs.

A Beginning Teacher'S Guide To Special Educational Needs


Author: Wearmouth, Janice
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335233546
Category: Education
Page: 256
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"This guide addresses issues in a straightforward, supportive and practical way, focusing on the needs of the beginning teacher. Using case studies, activities and resources, it will equip you with skills and knowledge to support groups of pupils with SEN in different settings and phases." --Book Jacket.

Special Educational Needs

A Resource for Practitioners
Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942382
Category: Education
Page: 160
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By examining related disciplines, Farrell provides a road map for special education and considers how special education can be better understood.

Meeting Special Needs in Mainstream Schools

A Practical Guide for Teachers
Author: Richard Stakes,Garry Hornby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1853466999
Category: Education
Page: 136
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Key Issues In Special Education


Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113425833X
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Considerable challenges can face all those involved in teaching children with special educational needs. Complex policy and legislation, bureaucracy, inspection and limited resources can all appear difficult obstacles to those seeking to provide effective tuition. In this highly practical book, Michael Farrell unpicks and clarifies the role of educational standards in today's schools. Drawing extensively on detailed, real-life case studies, he closely explores such issues as: the definition of standards, identifying and providing for special educational needs, assessment and benchmarking, curriculum provision and target-setting, the role of the Code of Practice. Special educational needs coordinators, senior managers in schools and students completing initial training courses will find this an invaluable resource, which effortlessly simplifies an often complicated process.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools

A Critical Introduction
Author: Janice Wearmouth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474287646
Category: Education
Page: 282
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools is a key resource in supporting student teachers during and beyond their teaching training to begin to understand how, and be able, to address the needs of children and young people within schools and college in line with the Code of Practice (DfE, 2014). Drawing on her wealth of experience and up-to-date theory, Janice Wearmouth explores current legislation related to special educational needs and disability (SEND) within a historical and geographical context so that readers can understand how and why the current SEND policy and practice has developed as it has. She considers assessment and planning in relation to both informal and standardised approaches, and offers ways to engage with young people's, peers' and families' views and experiences. Wearmouth focuses on ways to understand, assess and address the most common forms of SEND: literacy and numeracy difficulties and behavioural concerns related to social, emotional and mental health. She discusses how ICT might be used to include young people with various degrees of difficulty in learning and explores professional relationships and partnership work with parents and families. Throughout this engaging guide, readers are supported with clear questions of focus for each chapter, and within each chapter exemplars and vignettes, and reflective and discussion activities for individuals and groups, can be found to enable them to consider their own practice to ensure that all young people can learn effectively in their classrooms. The supportive companion website provides a wealth of further reading resources.

The Effective Special Education Teacher

A Practical Guide for Success
Author: Laurie U. deBettencourt,Lori A. Howard
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478631066
Category: Education
Page: 174
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This comprehensive, pedagogically rich guide aims to help teachers entering the rewarding field of special education become highly successful and competent. The authors’ thirty-plus years of experience interacting with teachers and learning their needs endows them with a deep understanding of important issues teachers encounter, as well as their concerns about employing the best teaching methods. The book’s well-structured, easy-to-follow sections are devoted to developing collaborative relationships, preparing individualized educational programs, writing lesson plans, selecting instructional and behavioral techniques, and understanding the teacher evaluation methods in current use today. Guidance is also provided for self-reflection and formulating future goals. Each chapter contains numerous vignettes, rubrics, templates, strategies, and stimulating activities.

The Effective Teacher's Guide to Autism and Communication Difficulties

Practical strategies
Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134237898
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Examines the causes and consequences of communication difficulties in children, offering practical guidance on a range of issues including legal considerations and classroom strategies.

A Practical Guide for Special Education Professionals


Author: Lisa Churchill,Rita Mulholland,Michelle R. Cepello
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131720213
Category: Education
Page: 193
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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.

Including Students with Special Needs

A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers
Author: Marilyn Friend,William D. Bursuck
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133580504
Category: Education
Page: 576
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Special Educational Needs - Into the Classroom


Author: Marie Delaney,Sally Farley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194200140
Category: Study Aids
Page: 104
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Into the Classroom is a series of short, practical guides that help teachers who work in the primary and secondary school setting to make sense of new teaching tools, techniques, and educational policy, with ideas for implementing them in the classroom. Special Educational Needs provides teachers with strategies and practical teaching ideas for including students with special educational needs in mainstream language classrooms. Gives clear practical tips on planning and classroom management which will benefit all students, not only those with SEN. Helps teachers recognise the main types of SEN and address the three key problem areas which affect learning. Emphasises the importance of working collaboratively with parents and carers, providing strategies to do this effectively. Guides teachers through the use of assistive technology to support SEN learning. Extra resources are available from: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/itc Marie Delaney is a teacher, trainer and educational psychotherapist who has worked extensively with students who have special educational needs and with those teachers who teach them. Her main areas of interest are teacher and student well-being, creating inclusive classroom environments and engaging all students in meaningful learning. Sally Farley is a teacher and teacher trainer specialising in Special Needs and Inclusive Learning in ELT, a trained counsellor and a special needs support tutor at The University of Kent. Her main areas of interest are teacher and student well-being, creating inclusive classroom environments and engaging all students in meaningful learning.

Understanding Dyslexia

A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Denis Lawrence,McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238041
Category: Education
Page: 175
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Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often confused with other learning difficulties.

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years


Author: Ruth A. Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303460
Category: Education
Page: 268
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This book is a practical and accessible guide to teaching young children with special educational needs. At the heart of the book is the belief that the focus should be on the child as an active learner, rather than on their disability. This fully revised and updated edition takes into account current changes in educational policy to provide the reader with comprehensive information and understanding and working with young children with special needs. The author addresses key issues such as the nature and causes of specific disabilities, intervention and assessment, working with families, planning individualised objectives and instructional strategies. There are also new sections on emotional competence, early literacy concerns and discussions of the emotional implications of brain research. Case study examples and practical suggestions are included throughout. The book will be a valuable resource for all early years practitioners, primary teachers, student teachers and learning support assistants.

Successful Educators

A Practical Guide for Understanding Children's Learning Problems and Mental Health Issues
Author: Nathan Naparstek
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897899123
Category: Education
Page: 188
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There is always a good reason for a student's lack of success in school, and the author's unique four-component model will guide readers to a better understanding of lack of school success and what can be done about it.

Understanding Art

A Guide for Teachers
Author: Martin Wenham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974789
Category: Education
Page: 164
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The author provides the ways in which children's knowledge of visual elements of art can be developed through simple but creative activities.

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education


Author: Elaine Keane,Trevor Clark,Debra Costley,Kathleen Lane
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006462
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Students on the autism spectrum often face difficulties in the secondary education environment that result from a lack of awareness on the part of their teachers and peers. This guide acquaints teachers with all the information and practical tools needed to understand and support their students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book presents specific, ready-to-use classroom initiatives with example worksheets, checklists and timetables to help students keep organised with their school work. It also covers general obstacles such as social situations, anxiety, mental health issues and extracurricular activities and how adults can help. Guidance about the leaving school stage and how to ensure the teen is equipped to make the best possible decisions about their future is included. Packed with useful information and examples, this book will be a lifesaving resource for teachers, and everyone else working in secondary education, who want to help their students with autism to stay focused and positive at school.

Including Students with Special Needs

A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers, Student Value Edition
Author: Marilyn Friend,William D. Bursuck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132768139
Category: Education
Page: 504
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This single most-adopted Inclusion text worldwide continues to provide the best source of practical strategies for teaching students with special needs in inclusive settings. Filled with examples and vignettes, the emphasis is always on teaching methods that promote student independence at all education levels. Its non-categorical approach helps teachers ensure all students' success regardless of their specific categories of exceptionality. The Sixth edition integrates today's expectations for students with the authors' strong commitment to inclusive practices, tempered by the realities of day-today teaching. This text provides teachers with a firm grounding in special education practices, an understanding of the professionals who support these students and the procedures followed to ensure their rights are upheld, and a wealth of research-based strategies and interventions that can foster their success. Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. MyEducationLab's easy-to-assign homework and activities will engage your students and ensure that they come to class more prepared. It saves you the class time that is often spent reviewing the basics and lets you devote that time to higher level learning experiences. Informed by evidence-based practice, MyEducationLab connects your course content to real classrooms with interactive exercises and activities that enhance students' learning and give them a deeper understanding of teaching. Additionally, all of the activities and exercises in MyEducationLab are conveniently built around essential learning outcomes and mapped to professional teaching standards. To provide your students access to MyEducationLab, your bookstore is required to order the ISBN containing a MyEducationLab Student Access Card. To verify the correct ISBN, you can go to www.myeducationlab.com, see the ISBN below, or contact your local Pearson sales representative. Encourage your students to practice applying what they have been learning through interactive exercises and simulations including Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions assignments and the Classroom Management Simulations. Prepare your students to analyze, reflect, and respond to real classroom situations with assignments that provide them with classroom video, case studies, and authentic student and teacher artifacts. Provide your students with interactive modules, case study units, and podcasts from the acclaimed IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University with the IRIS Center Resources on MyEducationLab. AssignPractice Tests for each chapter of your text and your students will receive an individualized study plan that identifies their strengths and weaknesses and provides accompanying resources to help them master the concepts covered in your course. Interact with the IEP Tutorial to learn how to develop appropriate IEPs and how to conduct effective IEP conferences. Use the Lesson Planning Software to develop high-quality lesson plans. The software also makes it easy to integrate your state's content standards into all of your lesson plans. Prepare your students to pass their teacher licensure exam by familiarizing them with teacher certification test requirements. Thos module includes descriptions of what's covered on each exam and opportunities to answer sample test questions.

Child Development and Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs


Author: Christina Tilstone,Lyn Layton,Richard Gerrish,Anne Anderson,Anna Williams,Jenny Morgan,Stephen Mason
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415276214
Category: Education
Page: 179
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This book provides a framework for understanding the physical, sensory, emotional, social, linguistic, and cognitive development of children, but especially those with special educational needs.

Understanding Asperger's Syndrome

Fast Facts - A Guide for Teachers and Educators to Address the Needs of the Student
Author: Emily L. Burrows,Sheila J. Wagner
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565159
Category: Education
Page: 29
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The purpose of this guide is to help educators (teachers and administrators) become acquainted with identifying and meeting the needs of the student with Asperger's Syndrome. Public school, while often difficult for typical students, can be a nightmare for those students with Asperger's Syndrome. Without information and training in this disability, teachers face confusion and frustration in light of the unusual behaviors and lack of social skills. Without training, students with Asperger's Syndrome are misidentified and often blamed for behaviors that are a direct result of their disability. It is hoped that this guide will lead teachers to a better understanding of Asperger's Syndrome and help the students with AS have a richer, more enjoyable educational experience. Helpful sections include: What is Asperger's Syndrome Teaching Students with Asperger's Syndrome Social Impairment Behavioral Strategies Communication Impairment Sensory Impairment Instructional Strategies Problem Solving Bullying of Asperger's Students