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Supporting Children with Learning Difficulties

Supporting Children with Learning Difficulties Author Christine Turner
ISBN-10 9781441167767
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 176
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How do you teach history to a child who can't remember what she had for dinner? What difference will it make to a child's counting skills if you place the objects in a line, rather than dropped randomly on the table? Will breaking down a task into smaller steps help a young person learn how to dress himself? Children with learning disabilities do not follow set patterns of learning, and yet often they are expected to learn in the same way as their non-disabled peers. Christine Turner draws on 25 years' experience gained from teaching children with severe, profound and multiple disabilities to provide an introduction to learning disabilities and the effect they have on the individual and the family. She proposes holistic strategies to ensure that every child makes progress, regardless of the extent of their disability. All aspects of learning, from the simplest forms of non-verbal communication to the way ICT can motivate and inspire are explored in this practical and informal guide for anyone wanting to support a child with learning difficulties.



Supporting Deaf Children and Young People

Supporting Deaf Children and Young People Author Derek Brinkley
ISBN-10 9781441153593
Release 2011-09-08
Pages 160
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A comprehensive, practical and thought-provoking guide for anyone involved in teaching deaf students.



Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Author Corinna Cartwright
ISBN-10 9781441107022
Release 2005-03-15
Pages 128
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This invaluable guide provides teachers and trainees with practical tips for teaching children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Well-written and informative, the authors' specialist knowledge of working with those with PMLD and SLD is apparent on every page. Containing advice on diagnostic techniques, teaching strategies, social and emotional considerations and how parents can help, this book will prove essential reading for every teacher.



Supporting Children with Multiple Disabilities

Supporting Children with Multiple Disabilities Author Michael Mednick
ISBN-10 9781841900421
Release 2002-04-01
Pages 192
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When considering speech and language impairment we are talking about a significant proportion of school-age children. This book describes how speech and language difficulties can adversely affect children's learning, in both specialist and mainstream settings. It outlines the main areas of difficulty for pupils, and suggests how teachers can make the curriculum more accessible for such pupils so facilitate learning.Expressive language, receptive language, social use of language and developmental co-ordination difficulties are discussed, as are specific curriculum subjects like English, maths and science. Throughout the book there is a balance of information and practical ideas for supporting these pupils, and a comprehensive selection of suggestions for good practice. Included is a motor skills programme, rhymes for speech production and memory work, and photocopiable dictionary pages.



The Routledge Companion to Severe Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

The Routledge Companion to Severe  Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Author Penny Lacey
ISBN-10 9781317511427
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 436
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The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties is a timely and rich resource with contributions from writing teams of acknowledged experts providing a balance of both academic and practitioner perspectives. The book covers a myriad of topics and themes and has the core purpose of informing and supporting everyone who is interested in improving the quality of education and support for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families. Each chapter contains careful presentations and analyses of the findings from influential research and its practical applications and the book is a treasure chest of experiences, suggestions and ideas from practitioners that will be invaluable for many years to come. The chapters include many vignettes gathered from practitioners in the field and are written specifically to be rigorous yet accessible. The contributors cover topics related to the rights and needs of children and young adults from 0-25 years, crucial features of high quality education, characteristics of integrated provision and effective and sensitive working with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children. Crucially, the voice of the learners themselves shines through. Historical provision that has had an impact on developing services and modern legislation aimed at improving provision and services are also discussed. The contributed chapters are organised into six themed parts: Provision for learners with SLD/PMLD. Involving stakeholders. Priorities for meeting the personal and social needs of learners. Developing the curriculum. Strategies for supporting teaching and learning. Towards a new understanding of education for learners with SLD/PMLD. This text is an essential read for students on courses and staff working in and with the whole range of educational settings catering for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, not just for teachers but also for support staff, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other specialists.



Learning Disabilities E Book

Learning Disabilities   E Book Author Helen Atherton
ISBN-10 9780702047015
Release 2011-05-19
Pages 624
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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference



The Education and Care of Children with Severe Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

The Education and Care of Children with Severe  Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Author Richard Aird
ISBN-10 9781134124138
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 132
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This is a practical guide to managing the whole curriculum for children with severe learning difficulties (SLD). Crucial guidance and effective strategies are provided on how to reconcile the rights, needs and aspirations of such children in light of recent national trends and QCA guidelines.



Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Author Giulio E Lancioni
ISBN-10 9781461442295
Release 2012-08-04
Pages 182
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For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these individuals’ lives. Advances in microswitches, voice outcome communication aids, and computer-based systems are creating new opportunities for living independently, improving basic life skills, and reducing problem behaviors among individuals with combined motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities. This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills. Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including: • Microswitches in habilitation programs. • Speech-generating devices for communication and social development. • Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills. • Assistive technology for promoting ambulation. • Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors. • Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors. A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and educational technology.



Special Teaching for Special Children Pedagogies for Inclusion

Special Teaching for Special Children  Pedagogies for Inclusion Author
ISBN-10 9780335226238
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 238
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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.



Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Author Andrew Colley
ISBN-10 9780857007186
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 168
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Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each individual student. Focusing on students with PMLD aged 14 and over, and addressing their unique needs as they progress towards adult life, the author explains how to create a truly personalised programme for each individual that recognises their right to autonomy whilst also acknowledging their learning difficulties. Practical strategies for dealing with common areas of difficulty such as communication and behaviour are included, and the book contains useful solutions to practical considerations such as timetabling, staffing, assessments and target-setting, and adapting the physical and sensory environment for students with PMLD. A final section looks at opportunities for students with PMLD post-secondary education. Realistic and accessible, this book is essential reading for teachers, teaching assistants and others involved in educating young people with PMLD.



Teaching pupils with learning difficulties

Teaching pupils with learning difficulties Author Peter Farrell
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019330825
Release 1997-07-17
Pages 194
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Teaching pupils with learning difficulties has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Teaching pupils with learning difficulties also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Teaching pupils with learning difficulties book for free.



Educating One All

Educating One   All Author Lorraine McDonnell
ISBN-10 NAP:11939
Release 1997-06-27
Pages 292
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In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.



The PMLD Ambiguity

The PMLD Ambiguity Author Ben Simmons
ISBN-10 9781781812983
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 272
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This book challenges the ways we experience, think about, and interact with children described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Contrary to received wisdom, the book starts from the premise that traditional psychological approaches operating in the "PMLD field" are overly reductive and constrain our abilities to listen to and learn from children with PMLD. This in turn runs the risk of maintaining exclusionary practices such as segregated education, where such practices are predicated upon the notion that some children are too disabled to participate in mainstream life.To address the situation the authors explore new terrain in three areas: theory, research and practice. The authors draw from phenomenological notions of embodied consciousness and introduce how this gives rise to novel ways of understanding the agency of children with PMLD. This critique leads to examination of interpersonal methodology as a means to access the experiences of children with PMLD, which in turn culminates in a research project examining how inclusive education could support learning for a young boy with PMLD. What becomes apparent through this story is that children with PMLD engage with the world in ways far more complex than existing approaches can take account of.



Communication before Speech

Communication before Speech Author Judith Coupe O'Kane
ISBN-10 9781136612343
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 160
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Educating Children with Autism

Educating Children with Autism Author Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism
ISBN-10 9780309210010
Release 2001-10-11
Pages 324
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Autism is a word most of us are familiar with. But do we really know what it means? Children with autism are challenged by the most essential human behaviors. They have difficulty interacting with other people-often failing to see people as people rather than simply objects in their environment. They cannot easily communicate ideas and feelings, have great trouble imagining what others think or feel, and in some cases spend their lives speechless. They frequently find it hard to make friends or even bond with family members. Their behavior can seem bizarre. Education is the primary form of treatment for this mysterious condition. This means that we place important responsibilities on schools, teachers and children's parents, as well as the other professionals who work with children with autism. With the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, we accepted responsibility for educating children who face special challenges like autism. While we have since amassed a substantial body of research, researchers have not adequately communicated with one another, and their findings have not been integrated into a proven curriculum. Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas. This book examines some fundamental issues, including: How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment and planning How we can support the families of children with autism Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and strategies How we can better prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals, and parents to educate children with autism What policies at the federal, state, and local levels will best ensure appropriate education, examining strategies and resources needed to address the rights of children with autism to appropriate education. Children with autism present educators with one of their most difficult challenges. Through a comprehensive examination of the scientific knowledge underlying educational practices, programs, and strategies, Educating Children with Autism presents valuable information for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, and policy makers.



Children s needs parenting capacity

Children s needs   parenting capacity Author Hedy Cleaver
ISBN-10 0117063657
Release 2011-10-12
Pages 273
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This second edition of "Children's needs - parenting capacity" updates the original exploration of the research literature in the light of legal and policy changes in England and findings from more recent national and international research. The edition has also been expanded to cover parental learning disabilities and how it may impact on parenting and children's health and development. The findings show that these parenting issues affect children differently depending on their age and individual circumstances. While some children grow up apparently unscathed, others exhibit emotional and behavioural disorders. This knowledge can inform practitioners undertaking assessments of the needs of children and their families and effective service responses. This publication is essential reading for practitioners, managers and policy makers concerned with improving the outcomes for children and families who are experiencing such problems.



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools Author Janice Wearmouth
ISBN-10 9781474287647
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 282
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools is a key resource in supporting student teachers during and beyond their teaching training to begin to understand how, and be able, to address the needs of children and young people within schools and college in line with the Code of Practice (DfE, 2014). Drawing on her wealth of experience and up-to-date theory, Janice Wearmouth explores current legislation related to special educational needs and disability (SEND) within a historical and geographical context so that readers can understand how and why the current SEND policy and practice has developed as it has. She considers assessment and planning in relation to both informal and standardised approaches, and offers ways to engage with young people's, peers' and families' views and experiences. Wearmouth focuses on ways to understand, assess and address the most common forms of SEND: literacy and numeracy difficulties and behavioural concerns related to social, emotional and mental health. She discusses how ICT might be used to include young people with various degrees of difficulty in learning and explores professional relationships and partnership work with parents and families. Throughout this engaging guide, readers are supported with clear questions of focus for each chapter, and within each chapter exemplars and vignettes, and reflective and discussion activities for individuals and groups, can be found to enable them to consider their own practice to ensure that all young people can learn effectively in their classrooms. The supportive companion website provides a wealth of further reading resources.