Learning About Learning Disabilities

Author: Bernice Wong
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123884144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text. Reviews of previous editions: "This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "... provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school. 30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed. Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

Child Friendly Schools Manual

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Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Special Educational Needs for Qualified and Trainee Teachers

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317565169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This completely revised and updated edition, previously published as Special Educational Needs for NQTs and TAs, addresses the latest Teachers’ Standards, and their application in meeting the most recent developments and changes in the special educational needs system and the new SEN Code of Practice. Essential reading and an invaluable guide for all qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, this highly practical text relates to those accessing SEN training via teaching school alliances, as well as Higher Education. Full of tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of a diversity of children and young people with special educational needs, in a range of educational settings, chapters cover: the latest Teachers’ Standards aligned to the most recent SEND changes the revised SEN Code of Practice, the Children and Families Act, and the Equality Act and its related Duties teaching schools, specialist leaders of education in SEN, and new training models for building teacher capacity in SEN how to meet the latest OFSTED inspection requirements for SEND what works best in the effective teaching of pupils with SEN and those eligible for the pupil premium Featuring useful checklists, templates and photocopiable, downloadable resources to support professional development in SEN, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice, in addition to signposting to further information. This no-nonsense, down-to-earth authoritative text will provide essential reading for all experienced qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, as well as to those delivering SEND training in Higher Education, local authorities, and in teaching schools and their alliances.

Learning and Inclusion Routledge Revivals

Author: Priscilla Alderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936078
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mainstream schools are consistently faced with numerous and often contradictory requirements, both to achieve high results and to be inclusive and incorporate children of every ability. This title, first published in 1999, describes how one renowned inclusive community school, Cleves School, responds to the challenges faced by themselves and other schools. Specifically, Priscilla Alderson shows how methods of inclusive learning can be incorporated with those designed to improve standards of achievement for every child. Practical and comprehensive, this title remains applicable to the challenges currently faced within the British education system.

Teaching Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Author: Sarah Martin-Denham
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473918227
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

The Practical Guide to Special Educational Needs in Inclusive Primary Classrooms

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446238466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`A well-written and thought-provoking book for teachers. It offers many ideas to improve inclusive practice in primary schools, to the benefit of all pupils, not only those with additional or different learning needs' - Special magazine Written for newly-qualified teachers and students approaching the end of their training courses, this practical and accessible text is an introduction to working with children of a range of abilities in inclusive primary classrooms. The book draws on recent research and innovation in the education of pupils with special educational needs to provide practical examples and advice on how to meet the challenges of developing effective teaching and learning in inclusive settings. Chapters cover: " becoming an inclusive teacher " pupils giving cause for concern " teaching and learning styles " creating inclusive classroom environments and teaching teams " learning from pupils " looking beyond school " developing further as a professional With advice on building positive attitudes, developing specific teaching strategies and adapting a personalising teaching approaches, the book helps teachers to build upon their earlier training in both practical and reflective ways. Richard Rose is Professor of Special and Inclusive Education and Director of the Centre for Special Needs Education and Research at University College Northampton. Marie Howley is senior lecturer in the Centre for Special Needs Education and Research at University College Northampton, teaching on both undergraduate and post graduate courses and in continuing professional development for teachers.

Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Billy Krakower
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506318282
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities! Harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. By engaging students with learning disabilities using the technology already at your fingertips, you’ll see your students begin to thrive and grow in exciting new ways. In this volume in the Connected Educators Series, you’ll discover: New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills How to build positive opportunities for students to show what they know Tools to provide better content accessibility How to help students connect and share through technology tools