Educating Special Children / Edition 1

Educating Special Children / Edition 1

by Michael Farrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415463122

ISBN-13: 9780415463126

Pub. Date: 04/29/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415463126
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Classification and provision 1

2 Profound cognitive impairment 21

3 Moderate and severe cognitive impairment 39

4 Mild cognitive impairment 54

5 Hearing impairment 66

6 Visual impairment 80

7 Deafblindness 95

8 Orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders 108

9 Health impairments 123

10 Traumatic brain injury 138

11 Disruptive behaviour disorders 151

12 Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders 166

13 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 180

14 Communication disorders: Speech 197

15 Communication disorders: Grammar and comprehension 213

16 Communication disorder: Semantics and pragmatics 227

17 Autism 242

18 Developmental co-ordination disorder 259

19 Reading disorder 273

20 Disorder of written expression 290

21 Mathematics disorder 304

22 Conclusion 318

Bibliography 329

Index 355

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