A Sensory Curriculum for Very Special People


Author: Flo Longhorn
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285640747
Category: Education
Page: 156
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This uniquely valuable book arose from the author's work with profoundly handicapped children in a special needs school. The sensory impairment of the children meant that they were unable to learn from traditional teaching methods as they were unaware of the world around them. Our very first awareness of our surroundings and ourselves come through our senses of smell, touch, taste, sight, hearing and movement, and without them we are isolated. To benefit from the normal school curriculum, children with sensory impairment must learn to develop each of their senses, individually and in combination - a process the non-handicapped child goes through spontaneously and unconsciously. This book outlines a curriculum for each of the senses in turn, using stimuli that can be varied to suit the age of the child or young person. Demonstrating how these can be combined to create a multisensory experience and how this newly developed awareness can be integrated into the rest of the school curriculum. This book was developed from the author's work with profoundly disabled children, their sensory impairment meant that traditional teaching was unsuccessful as they were unaware of the world around them. Flo Longhorn sets out a curriculum for developing each sense, both individually and in combination, using stimuli that can be varied according to the age of the child. This book shows how these techniques can be amalgamated to create multisensory experiences and how this new awareness can be integrated into the rest of the school curriculum.Designed for teachers, and parents, of children with profound multiple handicaps combined with sensory and physical impairment this has become a classic work.

A Sensory Approach to the Curriculum

For Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Author: Judy Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136613617
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Written by a teacher with many years of experience with pupils with PMLD, this book offers a well-tried approach to delivering the curriculum, with particular emphasis on the core subjects. It aims to complement and supplement existing material and provides a useful resource for busy teachers.

Very Special Maths

Developing thinking and maths skills for pupils with severe or complex learning difficulties
Author: Les Staves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317270754
Category: Education
Page: 220
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Written for those who work with pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties, this practical book uniquely describes content for a special curriculum in maths, and looks at how early ideas develop and become real knowledge, essential to daily function. Les Staves explains recent theories about the early development of understanding numbers, including a breakdown of the processes of learning to count which are largely neglected in the National Curriculum. He also outlines the ‘big ideas’ that are fundamental to the beginnings of mathematical thinking for children with severe and profound learning difficulties, which are vital to carrying out practical mathematical processes.

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide
Author: Joanna Grace
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008749
Category: Education
Page: 248
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Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special educational needs (SEN). For children with PMLD, Sensory Stories can open up new avenues for communication and inclusive learning. For students with SPD and ASD, they offer a fun way of encountering sensory experiences and triggers in a safe, repetitive way, which over time can help to reduce associated anxieties. This accessible guide offers teachers, other professionals working with students with SEN and parents with a complete step-by-step guide to creating and using Sensory Stories effectively. Aiming to make Sensory Stories affordable and accessible to schools and parents alike by using everyday items found in the classroom and home, Joanna Grace provides original, ready-to-use Sensory Stories with accompanying lesson plans, games and activities and adaptations for different abilities and diagnoses. Written by an experienced SEN consultant and sensory learning specialist, this is unique and essential reading for teachers, other professionals and parents wishing to introduce the many benefits of multi-sensory storytelling to children in their care.

Fun with Messy Play

Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs
Author: Tracy Beckerleg
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428548
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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Funny smells, sticky hands and squishy textures are all part of the way in which children develop sensory awareness. Fun with Messy Play is an exciting activity book that heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday `messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue. The activities in this book are fun for children and help to improve their co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. Each exercise focuses the child on a movement or sensation that they will later be able to apply to everyday life. By allowing children to explore their senses while having fun, messy play provides a relaxing therapy that encourages sensory responsiveness without placing stressful expectations on the child. This is an easy-to-use, practical resource for parents and professionals. It includes ideas and examples from practitioners along with helpful suggestions for different types of equipment that can be used.

Enabling Access

Effective Teaching and Learning for Pupils with Learning Difficulties
Author: Barry Carpenter,Rob Ashdown,Keith Bovair
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853466762
Category: Education
Page: 357
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The turmoil surrounding the implementation of the National Curriculum has subsided and the authors of this book offer ways of providing education to pupils with learning difficulties as well as encouraging parent involvement in the process.

Helping Children with Autism to Learn


Author: Stuart Powell
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853466373
Category: Education
Page: 122
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This book considers how individuals with Autism can be enabled to learn through specific approaches to teaching that draw together understandings of how such individuals think and learn, and the implications for those who aim to teach them. A new and coherent perspective on the education of individuals with Autism is offered - a pedagogy for Autism. Both teachers and parents will benefit from the insights this book offers into reasons behind Autistic ways of behaving and guidance about ways of responding

Adults with Learning Difficulties

Education for Choice & Empowerment : a Handbook of Good Practice
Author: Jeannie Sutcliffe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 189
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A practical handbook for those who want to offer high quality learning opportunities to adults with learning difficulties. It stresses the importance of quality of provision and range of opportunities throughout and is illustrated with examples from all areas of the curriculum.

Managing special needs


Author: Tony Bowers
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335092574
Category: Education
Page: 206
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Supporting Children with Multiple Disabilities 2nd Edition


Author: Michael Mednick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 205
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The education of children with multiple disabilities is concerned with improving their quality of life and finding ways to overcome barriers to learning. The law indicates a move towards equal opportunities and inclusive education for all pupils. Those with complex needs have the right to receive appropriate education alongside their peers, to become enlightened, enabled and empowered. Supporting Children with Multiple Disabilities addresses the growing needs of professionals in a variety of educational settings, and provides a practical support framework for children, professionals and parents. Techniques and methods are explored, leading the reader to find a range of keys that will empower them to unlock the door of learning for all multiple-disabled children. Chapters focus on: - Assessing children's abilities - Possible problems of children with multiple disabilities - Facilitating access to appropriate learning environments - Supporting and including children with multiple disabilities in the classroom - Developing mobility and motor skills - Facilitating effective communication - Developing a multi-sensory curriculum - Facilitating access to the National Curriculum in mainstream education This second edition has been updated throughout and now includes information on the Signalong signing system, visual timetables, personal passports, baseline assessment and P scales, learning resources and new technology. This is an invaluable guide for all who work with multiple-disabled children.

Pathways to Learning in Rett Syndrome


Author: Jackie Lewis,Debbie Wilson
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 133
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Taking control

enabling people with learning difficulties
Author: Judith Coupe-O'Kane
Publisher: David Fulton Publish
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 178
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This work addresses the central theme of taking control throughout the life-span of the person with learning difficulties. Strategies and opportunities for the promotion of greater independence of thought and action are explored in the light of theory and.

My Right to Play

A Child with Complex Needs
Author: Robert J. Orr
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 101
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This text provides a take on life from the perspective of a child who has no sight and no speech and who uses a wheelchair because of physical disabilities. It offers a glimpse into the thoughts of such a child, recognizing that family and support workers sometimes get things right and sometimes don't, and provides some explanations for the puzzling behaviour often encountered when working with children who are dependent on others for the ordinary aspects of daily life. The book aims to enable people new to disability work to avoid some of the pitfalls and take some short cuts in becoming interesting and useful to a child with complex needs.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Blind
Page: N.A
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Effective Schools for All


Author: Mel Ainscow
Publisher: David Fulton Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 231
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"Special Care" Provision

The Education of Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Author: Peter Evans,Jean Ware
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 209
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Computers Helping People With Special Needs

10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2006, Proceedings
Author: Klaus Miesenberger,Joachim Klaus,Arthur Karshmer,Wolfgang Zagler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540360204
Category: Computers
Page: 1356
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2006, held in Linz, Austria, in July 2006. The 193 revised contributions presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers evaluate how various fields in computer science can contribute to helping people with various kinds of disabilities and impairment.

Curriculum Adaptation for Persons with Special Needs

Principles and Practice
Author: Tirimisiyu A. G. Oladimeji,O. A. Adebimpe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Curriculum planning
Page: 158
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