Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

by Ruth Wilson
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A guide to helping children with special needs become active learners. Wilson (special education, Bowling Green State U.) establishes a theoretical framework for understanding and working with young children with special needs, presents some of the major issues and concerns related to atypical development, discusses the intervention team, and talks about the importance of addressing the needs of the individual child. She uses case studies throughout to illustrate different methods of intervention and relate relevant research and theory to actual practice. Intended for practicing early year teachers and trainee teachers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
'A strength of the book is the spotlight on children and their learning and not on particular disabilities. It makes a useful contribution to the field and I will be recommending it to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students alike.' - Margaret Sutherland, University of Glasgow, Escalate website

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415303460
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Series:
Teaching and Learning in the Early Years Ser.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Ruth Wilson is an Emeritus Professor with Bowling Green State Univeristy in Ohio, USA

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