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Special Teaching for Special Children / Edition 1

Special Teaching for Special Children / Edition 1

by Ann Lewis, Brahm Norwich, Brahm Norwich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335214053

ISBN-13: 9780335214051

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

"I recommend this book as an important contribution to the debate on pedagogy in special education. It is largely well written and informative and rich with ideas and opinions."

Educational Review

  • What, if anything, is ‘special’ about teaching children with special or exceptional learning needs?


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Overview

"I recommend this book as an important contribution to the debate on pedagogy in special education. It is largely well written and informative and rich with ideas and opinions."

Educational Review

  • What, if anything, is ‘special’ about teaching children with special or exceptional learning needs?


This book addresses this question, looking at pupils’ special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs.

Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that ‘good teaching is good teaching for all’ and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and coherently, and it is this aspect which distinguishes this book.

Leading researchers in each special needs field defend and critique a conceptual analysis of teaching strategies used with particular learner groups with special educational needs. Summaries by the editors after each chapter link pedagogic strategies, knowledge and curriculum to key points from the chapter and pave the way for discussion.

This book is indispensable reading for students, policy makers, researchers and professionals in the field of special educational needs and inclusion.

Shortlisted for the TES / NASEN Book Awards 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335214051
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Inclusive Education Ser.
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Chapter 1
How specialised is teaching pupils with disabilities and difficulties? - Brahm Norwich and Ann Lewis

Chapter 2
Deafness - Sue Gregory

Chapter 3
Visual impairment – Graeme Douglas and Mike McLinden

Chapter 4
Deafblindness - Olga Miller and Liz Hodges

Chapter 5
Severe Learning Difficulties - Jill Porter

Chapter 6
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties - Jean Ware

Chapter 7
Children with Down’s Syndrome - Jennifer Wishart

Chapter 8
English as an additional language and children with speech, language and communication needs - Deirdre Martin

Chapter 9
Autistic spectrum disorders - Rita Jordan

Chapter 10
AD/HD - Paul Cooper

Chapter 11
Dyslexia - Gavin Read

Chapter 12
Dyspraxia - Madeleine Portwood

Chapter 13
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties - Tim O’Brien

Chapter 14
Moderate Learning Difficulties - Felicity Fletcher-Campbell

Chapter 15
Low attainment - Alan Dyson and Peter Hick

Chapter 16
Overview and discussion: overall conclusions - Ann Lewis and Brahm Norwich

Editors

Ann Lewis is Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include Researching Children’s Perspectives (Open University Press 2000), Children’s Understanding of Disability (1995), Working with Children with Special Needs in the Primary School (2005).

Brahm Norwich is Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs at the University of Exeter. His publications include Psychology and Education in Interaction:working with uncertainty in connected fields (2000), and Moderate Learning Difficulties and the Future of Inclusion.(2004)

Contributors

Paul Cooper, Professor of Education, Centre for Innovation in Raising Educational Achievement, University of Leicester, UK

Graeme Douglas, Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Alan Dyson, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Manchester, UK

Felicity Fletcher-Cambell, Principal Research Officer, Department of Professional and Curriculum Studies, NFER, UK. UK National Co-ordinator, European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education

Susan Gregory, Consultant, previously Senior Lecturer in Hearing Impairment, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK

Liz Hodges, Lecturer, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Rita Jordan is Reader in Autism Studies, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Ann Lewis, Professor in Autism Studies, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Deirdre Martin, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Mike McLinden, Lecturer, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Olga Miller, Course Leader, Disabilities of Sight, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK

Brahm Norwich, Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Tim O’Brien, Consultant in the area of EBD, UK

Jill Porter, School of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UK

Dr Madeleine Portwood, Senior Educational Psychologist, Durham LEA, Dyspraxia Foundation Trustee, Chair of the Education Committee, UK

Dr Gavin Reid, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Jean Ware, Director of Special Education, St Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland

Jennifer Wishart, Professor of Special Education, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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