This new edition is highly relevant and contextualized, drawing on the curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, resources, therapy and care and school and classroom organisation. It is accessible and practical in approach yet offers the necessary underpinning of research and professional knowledge to enable the teacher to be self-critical in developing classroom approaches.
The book accessibly and thoroughly discusses the classroom difficulties associated with:
Mild cognitive impairment
Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
Profound cognitive impairment
Conditions associated with cognitive impairment.
A much needed source of knowledge for teachers, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers, and administrators, this book will be of interest to anyone who supports children and young people with cognitive impairments.
This acclaimed, bestselling and comprehensive guide, now in a fully updated fourth edition, is an essential reference book for anyone involved with special education.
All entries have been reviewed to reflect current practice and the book is enriched with extra resources, including references to useful Internet sites. Focusing on current educational frameworks in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the author has gathered into one A to Z volume a wide range of information essential to good practice in mainstream and special schools. A thematic index helps the reader plot a course through topics of interest. The broad themes and areas covered are:
basic terms, ideas and values venues relating to special education, and school organisation roles and responsibilities individual differences among learners with disabilities and disorders curriculum and assessment, resources and technology pedagogy and classroom organisation therapy and care.
Presented in a handy quick reference format The Special Education Handbook also provides a coherent account of the complexities of special education, combining a wealth of practical guidance with the latest research findings.
This clear and concise Handbook is indispensable for all those involved in special education, including teachers, teaching assistants, parents, administrators and others.
Fully updated with the latest research and advice on best practice, this new edition of The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Behavioural and Emotional Disorders covers a range of conditions that cause learning difficulties for children, including disruptive behaviour, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and depressive disorders. The theoretical underpinning is fully updated but also condensed in this edition to make way for more practical strategies for teachers.
Teachers are likely to meet children with varying types and degrees of emotional behavioural disorders. This comprehensive guide equips you with informed and practical strategies to ensure that all pupils are included and provided for in the best possible way. The new edition has also been adapted to be more widely relevant to readers in different countries, focusing more on the strategies that work regardless of national context.
Writing in his popular accessible style, Michael Farrell suggests the best ways of dealing with a variety of conditions, always with practical classroom situations in mind. In each section, the book:sets out the definitions of the condition looks at the range of provision suggests intervention and support strategies gives points for reflection and suggested further reading.
Highly accessible and authoritative, this book provides teachers with an invaluable resource to help you create a truly inclusive classroom.
* special educational needs
* attendance, truancy and exclusion
* bullying and behavioural problems
* management and administration
* safety and security.
There is also a review of up-to-date DfEE requirements and suggestions for further action and reading. The addresses of useful contacts help to make it a reference book no primary school should be without.
This book accessibly and authoritatively addresses a range of issues associated with:
Reading disorders / dyslexia
Disorder of written expression/ dysgraphia
Developmental co-ordination disorder/ dyspraxia
Mathematics disorder/ dyscalculia.
Offering what works in the classroom, this text also takes into account the relationship between professionals who work closely with parents and other professionals. It helpfully recognises the importance of professional contributions and the foundational disciplines that contribute to special education. Underpinned by research and widely held professional opinions, this second edition of The Effective Teacher's Guide to Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties (Learning Disabilities) will prove a practical, readable and invaluable resource for the busy teacher, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers and administrators.
'The combination of the theoretical and practical aspects of special educational needs makes this book a valuable resource for practitioners and should enable them to develop reflective and insightful practice.' - Michael Shevlin, Trinity College Dublin, TES Extra Special Needs
`This is a comprehensive and thorough overview of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) landscape as it is in the UK today. The book is very clearly aimed at specialists in the field, and Michael Farrell incorporates developments that are sometimes ignored - emotional intelligence for example. There is a nice touch in that each chapter concludes with 'thinking points'. I could see that the book could make a sound basis for a training course on SEN, based around these.
The book is highly readable though I expect it is more likely to be used as a reference text, or, as I suggested above, as a basis for training. However it is used, it is invaluable as an up to date assessment of SEN in 2004 and highly recommended to anyone working, or planning to work in this field' - Nurtuting Potential
`Essential reading for every SENCO, in fact, for everyone involved in special educational needs. By examining the background to key areas the book gives teachers, managers and advisers the depth of understanding that is necessary to make informed choices about what constitutes the most effective practice' - Dr Tony Lingard, Head of Learning Support, Cambourne Science and Community College
`With its scope and depth of coverage, this book provides a useful resource through combining background information, theory and practice as well as the tools for further research for both novice and experienced practitioner' - Ms Lyn Hurst, Headteacher
This book provides a `route map' for special education. Through examining related disciplines, which illuminate the field, it considers how special education can be better understood. The author views issues in special education within the wider disciplines of history, sociology, law, politics, ethics, economics, medicine and psychology. He looks at the national, local and school frameworks in which special education operates, and shows how provision for pupils with special educational needs is influenced by structures, procedures and practices at national, local and school levels.
} the ethics of preventing disability
} 'lesson's history
} identifying value in sociological perspectives
} psychological and other Models of teaching
} aspects of the National Framework
} aspects of the Local Framework
} the School SEN Policy
} the Curriculum and School Organization
This book is essential reading for teachers, headteachers, Special Educational Needs co-ordinators and all those who have an interest in special education and managing inclusion.
Fully updated with the latest research and advice on best practice, this new edition of The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Sensory and Physical Impairments covers a range of conditions that cause learning difficulties for children, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, deafblindness, orthopaedic impairment, motor disorders and health impairments, as well as a brand new chapter on traumatic brain injury.
Teachers are likely to meet children with varying types and degrees of sensory and physical impairments. This comprehensive guide equips you with informed and practical strategies to ensure that all pupils are included and provided for in the best possible way. The new edition has also been adapted to be more widely relevant to readers in different countries, focusing more on the strategies that work regardless of national context.
Writing in his popular accessible style, Michael Farrell suggests the best ways of dealing with a variety of conditions, always with practical classroom situations in mind. In each section, the book:explains the legal contexts looks at the range of provision suggests intervention and support strategies gives points for reflection and suggested further reading.
Highly accessible and authoritative, this book provides teachers with an invaluable resource to help you create a truly inclusive classroom.
Using case studies of good practice to provide clear suggestions on how special schools may be further developed, the wide-ranging chapters address topics such as:adapting the curriculum to give special schools more flexibility implications of Every Child Matters and multi-professional working organisational changes in special schools the changing roles of staff in the modern special school ways of assessing the progress and achievement of pupils working with parents.
With a no-nonsense, non-academic approach, and with each chapter featuring think points and suggestion for further study, The Special School's Handbook contains a wealth of invaluable information, resources and advice and is a handy reference book which staff can dip in and out of at their leisure.
Terms and definitions
This new edition will be a useful source of ideas and guidance for teachers and others working with children with autism or other communication disorders. It will also be useful for all new teachers, for those continuing professional development, school mamagers and administrators.
intellectual disability (profound, moderate to severe, and mild) sensory impairments orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders, health impairments, and traumatic brain injury oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder communication disorders (speech, grammar and comprehension, semantics and pragmatics), and autism spectrum disorder specific learning disorders with impairment in reading, written expression and mathematics, and developmental co-ordination disorder.
Educating Special Students will be of interest to all those studying special education, professionals, and others committed to seeking the best provision for special students.
Chapters discuss:The historical dimensions of special education How to engage with the structural frameworks (legal and definitional issues) of special education today The philosophical foundations of special education, including positivism Criticisms of special education and a consideration of future trends The fundamentals of evidence-based practice and how professional judgement is used The benefits of multi-professional collaboration Organisational issues of mainstreaming and special schooling.
Including further reading material and ‘concluding thinking points’ at the end of each thought-provoking chapter, Looking into Special Education will be of particular use to professionals and students of special education and related fields looking to enrich their understanding and practice.
Celebrating the Special School will be of interest to parents of children attending special schools or considering placement, LEA officers, special school staff, staff working in units for pupils with SEN and parents of these children.
* Makes sense of the controversy surrounding Special Educational Needs with clear sign posted information
* Is comprehensive in the range of Special Educational Needs it covers
* Clarifies information with case studies
By using the A-Z format, he tackles the issues in an easy to follow way. Each section ends with a series of points for action, selective suggestions for further reading and addresses of useful contacts.
Michael Farrell's book is intended for a wide range of people professionally concerned with education, from Headteachers and governors to BEd and PGCE students. It is a reference book that no secondary school should be without.
The book identifies possible limitations to the current special education knowledge base and provision. Michael Farrell examines the value of labelling and classification, and asks if intelligence testing may have detrimental effects; and addresses a number of complex issues such as:how practitioners work within special education; and if, sometimes, professionals may be self-serving whether there is distinctive provision for different types of disabilities and disorders inclusion as mainstreaming offered as an alternative to special education, and the challenges this presents.
The author's conclusion is that in responding to these challenges, special education demonstrates its continuing relevance and strength. Presenting a range of international, cross-disciplinary perspectives and debates – which are vital to an understanding of special education today, and written in Farrell's typically accessible style – this book will be relevant for teachers of special children in ordinary and special schools; those on teacher training courses and anyone whose work relates to special education.
Detailed referencing will lead students to pursue more detailed individual texts, which address many of the issues in greater depth. This is an ideal, highly accessible text for student and new qualified teachers who need a reliable introduction to today's vital issues within Special Educational Needs.
New Perspectives in Special Education opens the door to the fascinating and vitally important world of theory that informs contemporary special education. It examines theoretical and philosophical orientations such as ‘positivism’, ‘poststructuralism’ and ‘hermeneutics’, relating these to contemporary global views of special education.
Offering a refreshingly balanced view across a broad range of debates, this topical text guides the reader through the main theoretical and philosophical positions that may be held with regard to special education, and critically examines positions that often go unrecognised and unquestioned by practitioners and academics alike. It helps the reader to engage with and question the positions taken by themselves and others, by providing thinking points and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.
Perspectives covered include:
Positivism and empiricism
Phenomenology and hermeneutics
Historical materialism and critical theory
Holism and constructivism
Structuralism and post structuralism
Pragmatism and symbolic interactionism
Postmodernism and historical epistemology
Anyone wishing to gain a fuller understanding of special education should not be without this stimulating and much needed text.