Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice

Overview

With a Foreword from Baroness Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). It contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory ...

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Overview

With a Foreword from Baroness Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). It contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory into classroom practice, and include case studies covering the Birth to 19 age range.

There is coverage of:

Sen and the state of research

Sen and legal issues

Parents' perspectives

Speech and language therapy

Dyspraxia and Occupational Therapy

Dyslexia

Good practice in training specialist teachers and assessors of people with dyslexia

Dyscalculia

Multisensoryapproach

Morphologicalapproach

Auditory Processing Disorder

Vision and Learning: Behavioural Optometry

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or Hyperkinetic Disorder)

Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Tourette Syndrome

Visual Impairment

Hearing loss

Role and Perspectives of educational psychologists

Ideal for those undertaking teacher education courses, as well as experienced teachers, therapists and policy makers, this book is a guide to understanding and supporting learners with additional needs.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Mental Health - Ian Mcculloch
'This is an excellent reference source for all of those working to support children with additional needs, whether at home, in school or in hospital'
Shobha Coutinho
This book brings together a wealth of information and guidance from professionals in the field of Special Educational Needs... ideal for anyone wanting to become a specialist teacher.
From the Publisher
'This is a comprehensive guide that covers many of the facets of special educational needs...Each section contains a collection of essays and includes work from many prominent names in the field of special education'
-Claire O'Keeffe, Special Children

'It includes some interesting individual chapters that will be of particular interest to SENCOs undertaking postgraduate studies, and it is good to see contributions from acknowledges experts in a range of disciplines'
-SENCO Update

'This book is timely. I hope that it will be very widely read' -
Mary Warnock

'I had a read of the sample chapter and it is very good. It is great to see proper evidence based work in our field and not just conjecture. I was also interested to read the comparison with the Scottish experience'
John Mc Kendrick, Barrister

'Due to its organisation and succinctness, it would be of interest to all wanting to explore SEN a little further'
-SNIP

'Edited by two experts in the field of special educational needs, Lindsay Peer and Gavin Reid, this book makes an immediate impact as being worth reading'
-REACH

'It truly is a multidisciplinary publication, which addresses the complexities and vagaries that exist within the educational system'
British Journal of Occupational Therapy'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857021632
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Reid is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh; he is an experienced teacher, successful author and regular conference presenter.

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures vii

Acronyms and abbreviations ix

Acknowledgements xi

About the editors and contributors xii

Foreword by Baroness Warnock xix

1 Introduction Gavin Reid Lindsay Peer 1

Part I Policy, Practice and Provision 7

2 Special and additional support needs in England and Scotland -current dilemmas and solutions Sheila Riddell Elisabet Weedon Neville Harris 9

3 The state of the research - compromise, consensus or disarray? Elias Avramidis Brahm Norwich 24

4 Inclusion and special educational needs - a dialogic inquiry into controversial issues Artemi Sakellariadis 35

5 The potential impact and influence of the social model of disability CharlesWeedon 51

Part II Perspectives from Practice 63

6 Speech and language Janet Farrugia Janet O'Keefe 65

7 Auditory processing disorder Tony Sirimanna 82

8 Developmental co-ordination disorder and dyspraxia from anoccupational therapist's perspective Jane Abdullah 98

9 Vision and learning Keith Holland 112

10 Good practice in training specialist teachers and assessors ofpeople with dyslexia Sheena Bell Bernadette McLean 127

11 Literacy Margaret Crombie 141

12 The morphological approach: from theory to practice E. Neville Brown Daryl J. Brown 154

13 Mathematics learning difficulties and dyscalculia Steve Chinn 169

Part III Syndromes and Barriers 181

14 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (or hyperkinetic disorder) Richard Soppitt 183

15 Visual impairment and mainstream education: beyond mere awareness raising John Ravenscroft 196

16 Students with hearing loss Jill Duncan 211

17 Autistic spectrum disorder: challenges, issues and responses Gavin Reid Sionah Lannen 226

18 Understanding Tourette syndrome Judy Barrow John Davidson 240

Part IV Working Together 253

19 The role and perspectives of practitioner educational psychologists Kevin Woods 255

20 The assessment of children and young people - the legal issues John Friel 273

21 Parents' perspectives Adrienne Papendorf Lindsay Peer Gavin Reid Susan Strachan 281

Glossary 294

Index 296

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