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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:
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.
1. Classification and provision 2. Profound cognitive impairment 3. Moderate to severe cognitive impairment 4. Mild cognitive impairment 5. Hearing impairment 6. Visual impairment 7. Deafblindness 8. Orthopaedic impairment 9. Health impairment 10. Traumatic brain injury 11. Disruptive behaviour disorders 12. Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders 13. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 14. Communication disorders: Speech 15. Communication disorders: grammar and comprehension 16. Communication disorders: meaning and use 17. Autism and Asperger’s syndrome 18. Developmental co-ordination disorder 19. Reading disorder 20. Disorder of written expression 21. Mathematics disorder 22. Conclusion