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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

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

Some very important new perspectives on gthe subject of special educational needs based on social model approach

Mr Phil Dexter
English and Examinations Teacher Development Section , British Council
September 18, 2015

Particularly liked the reflective activities throughout this book. Key questions to consider were also very helpful additions

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
June 29, 2015

So useful - full of useful information to help with teaching children with SEN and disabilities.

Mrs Alicia Hawkes
Education, Totton College
June 19, 2015

Clear layout structure, easy to read and concise logical sections easy to use and locate specific learning needs, support strategies and assessments. Case studies and related consideration tasks are clear and generate opportunity to relate potential provision to a specific learning

Mrs Vanessa Rawlings
Children, You, University Campus Suffolk
June 18, 2015

An excellent learning tool whihc encorporates active learning and application to practice.

Miss VICKI ANDERSON
HUMANITIES, IT CARLOW
April 29, 2015

This book is a very useful addition to my reading list. The module in question is called, children and young people with medical needs, which means that students need to know about inclusive practice and the new SEND code of practice and associated legislation. The book covers a wide range of the concepts which are introduced and explored during the course of the module and is very timely in respect of recent changes in relevant policy.

Pamela Dewis
Early Childhood, Sheffield Hallam Univ.
April 24, 2015

This book is clearly set out and very easily accessible. It is a comprehensive reference with case studies that are relevant and reflective activities that provide plenty of opportunities for discussion. The ‘key ideas explored in this chapter’ at the start are very useful too. The book covers a breadth of SEND issues written by SEN practitioners with a wealth of experience.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
April 24, 2015

This is an excellent general guide to educating those with a variety of SEN. As an FE lecturer who works with students with PMLD, I found the article on using AFL for students with PMLD particularly interesting. A wide range of article covering a vast range of SEN, thoughtful and clearly based on practical experience. Easty to read and browse when time permits. My SEN specialist L3 TAs found this very helpful.

Mrs Samantha Piggot
Bristol Ctr for Care, Health & Educ St, City of Bristol College
April 22, 2015

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