• Pre-school & kindergarten

      Meeting Special Needs.

      by Collette. Drifte

    • Abnormal psychology
      June 2013

      DYSLEXIA DISMANTLED

      A practical breakdown of the myths and realities of dyslexia

      by Laughton King

      Finally, an insightful, clear and practical breakdown of the realities of dyslexia, from the author’s own life experience. This exposition of the thinking, learning and living style that characterise the dyslexic individual is written equally for the educator, the parent and the struggling dyslexic himself. Eighteen myths dispelled, 61 personal characteristics outlined, and a raft of indicators examined, this book will help a large section of the population understand their own normality, their own intact and integrated thinking style, and allow them to take positive charge of their learning processes and their functioning in society. There is nothing wrong with their brain wiring, they are not deficient, they do not need medication. As a diesel motor differs from a petrol engine, the so-called ‘dyslexic’ differs from the non-dyslexic in a simple and rudimentary way. The Western world has a modern education system based around language as the prime learning tool – teaching, learning and assessment are typically language-based. The ‘dyslexic’ person is disadvantaged in this system, not only because is he a pictorial thinker, but because of a lesser capacity to use 'internal dialogue', he is unable to process the language-based education system at a competitive level.

    • Family & relationships
      July 2013

      REACHING THE RELUCTANT LEARNER

      A manual of strategies for teachers and parents

      by Laughton King

      This very practical and helpful manual focuses on the learning difficulties that come under the ‘umbrella’ notion of ‘Dyslexia’. The author examines why such difficulties are so common in our schools - right around the English-speaking world - and before giving parents and teachers insights as to how to work usefully with these children, demonstrates what the world is like from the inside for these children. He looks at how these children think, at how they understand the world, at the impact on their behaviour, and at what life is like for them – on the inside. He includes a biographical section based around his own personal experiences as a ‘dyslexic’ child. In clarifying the fundamental differences between linguistic and pictorial thinking styles, and the connection between learning difficulty and behaviour problems, this book opens the way for parents and teachers to reach, and therefore to effectively teach so-called reluctant learners.

    • Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs
      August 2015

      Building Blocks for Communication

      Activities for promoting language and communication skills in children with special educational needs

      by Amy Eleftheriades

      This practical book provides school staff with lots of LEGO®/other building block activities to use with children of all ages (5-16) to improve communication skills. Whether it is whole class doing group building activities to encourage collaborative working or paired work to target specific communication difficulties, this book is packed full of engaging, fun activities to suit all ages and abilities. Building blocks never fail to entertain. Designed to look like play, each activity is structured to target the development of particular skills needed for successful learners, including many that focus on basic literacy and numeracy vocabulary. Building Blocks for Communication include: Chapter 1: Language and CommunicationChapter 2: Planning sessionsChapter 3: Delivery tipsChapter 4: Activities for Expressive LanguageChapter 5: Activities for Receptive LanguageChapter 6: Activities for group work skillsChapter 7: Activities for numeracy and literacy skillsChapter 8: Activities for Lego throughout the curriculumChapter 9: Photocopiable Templates

    • Education
      June 2016

      Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

      A resource for education and health professionals

      by Victoria Honeybourne

      This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) presents in girls. It explains the various difficulties and disadvantages they face in educational settings and provides strategies to overcome them. While supplying background information and theory, it also offers practical strategies for working with girls on the autism spectrum. The resource comes equipped with a broad range of worksheets and activities on key issues: self-awareness, preparing for school life, learning, wider school life, preparing for employment and preparing for further study. Other features include: Illustrated throughout with real-life quotes and case studies Guidance on best practices when working with girls with autism spectrum conditions Activities and resources for young females on the autism spectrum to support them in developing self-awareness, coping strategies and learning skills Uses ideas and strategies from the field of positive psychology Supports educational establishments in creating environments which enable females on the autism spectrum to fulfil their potential.

    • Education
      September 2016

      Writing & Developing Social Stories 2e

      by Caroline Smith

      This practical resource provides an introduction to the theory and practice of writing social stories. In addition, there are examples of successful stories to use as guides, as well as information and photocopiable (and downloadable) resources for delivering training on the use of social stories. Based on detailed work carried out in homes, schools and pre-schools, this book offers practical support to anyone meeting the needs of a child or young adult with an autistic spectrum disorder, and with staff supporting adults with autism. Social stories are short stories intended for children and adults with autism to help them understand their social world and behave appropriately within it. The stories: provide clear, concise and accurate information about what is happening in a specific situation, outlining both why it is happening and what a typical response might be are written by those directly supporting children or adults with autism and only successful stories are included in the book are infinitely flexible and adaptable to an individual child in an individual social situation.

    • Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs
      July 2005

      Language for Thinking

      A Structured Approach for Young Children

      by Anna Branagan, Stephen Parsons

      You may wish to use drama in a teaching or group situation but lack either the confidence to speak in character or the time to develop a role and/or workshop. This book solves both of these problems by providing the words to speak, an established well-worked lesson plan to use and an easy format to follow for multiple adaptations and future dramas. If you have experience of using drama, the ideas in this book will inspire and assist your creative lessons. Intensely practical and hands-on, this is a book of scripts and drama-workshop breakdowns designed especially for people with special needs, including those with PMLD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. - Each script format and workshop plan has been fully worked with groups of varying ages and abilities and includes valuable notes of experience - documenting lessons where the unexpected happened and how it was handled. - As with any group of special people, getting to know their needs is paramount in order to gear the drama towards their specific requirements, however, these script formats are guaranteed to work even on a first meeting! - Just follow the script as written or substitute the characters and situations themselves to create limitless drama possibilities.

    • Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs
      October 2016

      Language for Thinking: Colour Edition

      by Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan

      This photocopiable resource provides a clear structure to assist teachers, SENCOs, learning support assistants and speech language therapists in developing children's language from the concrete to the abstract. It is based on fifty picture and verbal scenarios that can be used flexibly with a wide range of ages and abilities. Quick, practical and easy to use in the classroom, this programme can be used with individual children, in small groups or can form the basis of a literacy lesson or speech language therapy session. Question sheets are carefully structured to promote children's development of inference, verbal reasoning and thinking skills. The three parallel assessments of spoken and written language can be used to assess each child's starting level and then to monitor progress; score forms and worksheets for each lesson are included. The book is particularly useful for children who are recognised as having delayed language skills, specific language impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome), pragmatic language impairment or moderate learning difficulties. Language for Thinking is now in full colour throughout and has been updated with a simplified introduction. All illustrations and worksheets will now be available online.

    • Education
      December 2011

      Special Needs: What to know and what to do

      The professional development file for all staff

      by Ruth MacConville

      Comprehensive and essential resource file for teachers. What to know and what to do deals with: Autism Deaf / Blind impairments Hearing impairments Learning difficulties Physical disabilities Specific learning disabilities Speech and language difficulties Visual impairment.

    • Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)
      September 2013

      Assessing L2 Students with Learning and Other Disabilities

      by Editor(s): Dina Tsagari, George Spanoudis

      This edited volume discusses the theoretical, ethical and practical considerations involved in the assessment of Second Language Learners (SLLs) with Specific Language Learning Disorders (SpLD), such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and with other disabilities like visual and hearing impairments. The volume contains 14 chapters. These explore various theoretical models and research findings that identify and evaluate the language and special needs of SLLs with SpLD and other disabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodation practices employed so far. The studies involve both high-stakes tests and classroom-based assessments conducted by professionals and researchers working in the areas of psychology, special education and second/foreign language testing and assessment from various countries around the globe, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand and European countries such as Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, and Slovenia. The volume accommodates high-quality submissions that cover a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention. This volume will become a valuable point of reference and springboard for future research initiatives.

    • Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)
      September 2013

      Assessing L2 Students with Learning and Other Disabilities

      by Editor(s): Dina Tsagari, George Spanoudis

      This edited volume discusses the theoretical, ethical and practical considerations involved in the assessment of Second Language Learners (SLLs) with Specific Language Learning Disorders (SpLD), such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and with other disabilities like visual and hearing impairments. The volume contains 14 chapters. These explore various theoretical models and research findings that identify and evaluate the language and special needs of SLLs with SpLD and other disabilities and evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodation practices employed so far. The studies involve both high-stakes tests and classroom-based assessments conducted by professionals and researchers working in the areas of psychology, special education and second/foreign language testing and assessment from various countries around the globe, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand and European countries such as Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, and Slovenia. The volume accommodates high-quality submissions that cover a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention. This volume will become a valuable point of reference and springboard for future research initiatives.

    • Education
      July 2019

      Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments

      by Dr. Amy Cranston, Forewords by Bryan Cranston & Michael Funk

      If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach teach students non-academic life skills? Based on author Dr. Amy Cranston's experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application and the real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K-12 learning environments. It addresses students' different interests and varied learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection. By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address issues such as discipline problems and absenteeism, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware. By encouraging spaces where intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are celebrated and cultivated, educators will set the foundation for all students to succeed.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 1992

      Advances in Learning and Behavioural Disabilities

      by Kenneth D. Gadow

      This is the seventh volume in the series, "Advances in Learning and Behavioural Disabilities". It includes such topics as: study times in good and poor comprehenders; diagnostic spelling analysis; spatial learning and instruction of children with learning difficulties; and, ageing and prospective memory.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 1994

      Advances in Learning and Behavioural Disabilities

      by Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

      This eighth volume in the series discusses such topics as learning disabilities and intelligence, mainstreaming an emotionally handicapped student in science, the success of social skills training with delinquent youth, and the social competence of individuals with learning disabilities.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      January 1995

      Advances in Learning and Behavioural Disabilities

      by Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

      This ninth volume in the series deals with a variety of topics, such as developmental language disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and self-regulated strategy development.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2001

      Autistic Spectrum Disorders

      Educational and Clinical Interventions

      by Anthony F. Rotatori, Tim Wahlberg, Festus E. Obiakor, Sandra Burkhardt

      This work is concerned with the study of children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The book provides theoretical, educational and clinical perspectives related to this disorder. The perspectives discussed are based upon past and present theories of autism, educational practices since the 1970s and recent clinical innovations. The term ASD recognizes that this is a very heterogeneous disorder that encompasses the classic autistic disorder and milder variants such as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Presently, there exists a growing need for information to understand the complex educational and mental health needs of individuals with ASD. The content of this book is directed at meeting this need. For example, Section I of this book provides the reader with information concerned with theoretical foundations on the disorder and includes chapters on cognitive theories and symptomology of autism and neurological implications of autism to the ageing process. Section II provides the reader with educational best practices and includes chapters on pre-service and in-service training of teachers, successful curriculum innovations, and multicultural concerns. Section III of the book provides the reader with recent effective clinical practices and includes chapters on assessment, counselling techniques for individuals with ASD, a model of how to work with parents of children with ASD, psychotropic medication management concerns, and a comprehensive interview with an adult with ASD. The book also contains a new theoretical model to ASD which is entitled "The Control Theory of Autism".

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      February 2001

      Educational Interventions

      by Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

      "Educational Interventions", volume 14 of "Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities", addresses new developments in areas relevant to the education of individuals with learning and behavioral disabilities. A prominent feature of this volume is an extensive and comprehensive meta-analysis of 180 intervention studies involving students with learning disabilities, provided by H. Lee Swanson and Maureen Hoskyn. A chapter by Maria Chiara Passolunghi and Cesare Cornoldi describes difficulties in word problem solving with respect to working memory and cognitive ability. Kenneth Kavale and Steven Forness discuss research and policy issues in educational inclusion of students with learning and behavioral disabilities. Margaret Weiss and Frederick Brigham contribute a chapter on the research support for co-teaching as an educational intervention for promoting academic achievement and educational inclusion. Finally, Marge Mastropieri, Vicky Spencer, Thomas Scruggs, and Elizabeth Talbott provide a meta-analysis of recent research on peer tutoring interventions involving students with learning and behavioral disabilities. Taken together, the volume presents up-to-date information on a variety of perspectives and topics relevant to educational treatment of individuals with disorders of learning and behavior.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2003

      Identification and Assessment

      by Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

      Identification and assessment of learning and behavioural disabilities have long been issues of great concern, and have become increasingly important in recent years. Identification and assessment issues determine how students are characterized as having disabilities, provide implications for treatment, and provide evidence for the success or failure of interventions. In this volume, several topics of relevance to the issue of identification and assessment of learning and behavioural disabilities are discussed by leading scholars, in reviews of recent relevant research, policy analyses, and new investigations with original data. This book is intended for interested professionals and practitioners; researchers in learning and behavioural disabilities; and graduate students in psychology, education, and special education.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2007

      International Perspectives

      by Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

      This volume is intended for researchers and graduate students of psychology, education, and special education. Because social, cultural, and economic conditions are varied from country to country, there is a need to explore how learning disabilities are identified, perceived, and addressed around the world. Up-to-date research from North and South America, Europe, and the United Kingdom is included to provide a global overview of a wide variety of learning and behavioral disorders. Internationally prominent authors discuss their research pertaining to the following areas: working memory, reading disabilities, ADHD, hearing impairments, motivational orientations, measurement of socio-cultural level, ecological perspectives on social behavior, and students with disabilities in international schools. International contributions ensure global coverage of subject matter. It includes unprecedented coverage of learning and behavioral disabilities in one volume.

    • Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs
      May 2018

      The Intensive Interaction Handbook

      by Hewett, Dave

      This is the ultimate book on what is now an established methodology in teaching the fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties or autism.

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