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Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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April 2015 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

All teachers are expected to have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support their entire class. But how do you actually teach and work with young people in an inclusive way?

This book is your ultimate guide with chapters on:

  • Your first day in a specialist provision
  • Teaching, Planning and Assessment
  • Working in partnership

As well as material on specific conditions which covers all areas of exceptionality.

This book gives you the knowledge and practical advice you really need to help you teach children from 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 1: Introduction
Jan Patterson and James Waller
Chapter 2: Who's Who in Specialist Provision?
Dawn Henderson and Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 3: Your First Day in Specialist Provision
Judith Donovan, Dawn Henderson, Pauline James and Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 4: Teaching and Learning
Judith Donovan, Dawn Henderson, Pauline James and Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 5: Planning for Learning
Judith Donovan, Dawn Henderson, Pauline James and Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 6: Assessing Learning
Denise Murray
Chapter 7: Working in Partnership with Families, Parents and Carers
Jayne Littlewood and Claire Sewell
Chapter 8: Autistic Spectrum Condition
Jan Patterson and Chris Roberts
Chapter 9: Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Helen Irving and Sarah Martin-Denham
Chapter 10: Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia
Jan Patterson and Chris Roberts
Chapter 11: Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
Dr Karen Horridge, Sarah Martin-Denham and Denise Murray
Chapter 12: Other areas of Exceptionality
Bill Ashton
Chapter 13: Promoting Positive Behaviour
Judith Donovan and Pauline James
Chapter 14: How to Work Effectively with Support Staff and other Professionals
Steve Siddell
Chapter 15: Supporting Learning in a Pupil Referral Unit
Caroline Walker-Gleaves
Chapter 16: The Particular Needs of Looked after Children
Rebecca Dunn, Helen Lowes and David Nevins
Chapter 17: Reflections of Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs by Recently Qualified Teachers

A wealth of ideas and support for teaching children with SEND. The book identifies strategies for specific learning difficulties as well as inclusion for all. It supports with working with parents and other agencies to deliver the best outcomes for children. The real life case studies really help to show the theory in practice.

Mr Andrew Taylor
Education, University of Worcester
September 19, 2018

This is a very good text with relevant information, theories and challenges to practices for the professional to consider. In fact, it is so well presented I would like all teachers, SENCO and teachers assistants to read this.

Mr David Rawcliffe
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
November 29, 2016

A comprehensive and engaging book which is easy to dip in and out of. The inclusion of case studies and reflective activities make this a particularly useful resource,

Mrs Tracey Herbert
University Centre, Petroc
September 30, 2016

very useful for the unit on Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs

Mrs Ruth Livingstone
Education , Macclesfield College
February 10, 2016

The strategies employed can be critiqued as part of our course material.

Miss Nicola Wilson
Earty Years, Exeter College
November 27, 2015

This comprehensive book is a must have for anyone working with children and young people with SEND. It is an up-to - date reference book which is easy to read and set out in an easily accessible format so busy professionals can dip in and out as required. It covers all ages and relates to both special and mainstream settings.

Miss Rebecca Elizabeth Pace
Health & Social Care, Walbottle Campus
November 26, 2015

Clear links to the new code of practice. Excellent teaching strategies explored. Easy to find specific needs and how to cater for these.

Mrs Ursula Emma Quick
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
November 24, 2015

Excellent text that offers practical solutions with respect to some complex learning needs. Highly recommended for teachers in training and those interested in developing their practice in this area.

Mr Jonathan Vincent
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University
November 12, 2015

This edited text explores a wide range of SEND issues. Each chapter is written by experienced practitioners who provide the reader with an excellent list of resources at the end. I especially like the use of sections entitled 'Key Points to Remember' and 'Reflective Activity'. This is a useful resource for teachers in training and qualified teachers alike. It could form the basis of a whole school CPD day or be used in ITE and postgraduate SEND courses to promote discussion during lectures and seminars.

Ms Maggie Bowen
Faculty of Education & Children's Services, Chester University
September 21, 2015

The book content fits well with the concept and content of our Specialist Teacher Module

Mr Andrew Whittle
Faculty Of Education, Edge Hill University
September 21, 2015

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