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Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Schools

Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Schools

Third Edition

February 2019 | 256 pages | Learning Matters
This book begins by exploring what is meant by SEND in primary schools and goes on to cover everything trainees and teachers need to know about their statutory responsibilities in school. It then examines the range of needs they will encounter in primary schools with plenty of practical advice along the way. This third edition has been fully restructured and updated to include a new section on the key theories and theorists relating to SEND. Also new to this edition is a chapter focusing on the role of the SENCO in primary school. Finally, the book includes more practical support with coverage of current legislation and the Code of Conduct as well as checklists and information about useful resources and outside agencies.
Part 1 Understanding Special Educational Needs
1 What do we mean by ‘special educational needs and disabilities’ in primary schools?
Part 2 Theory
2 Inclusive education: theoretical perspectives
Part 3 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
3 Understanding social, emotional and mental health needs
4 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
5 Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
6 Supporting children with autistic spectrum conditions
7 Visual and hearing impairment
8 Speech, language and communication difficulties
9 Identification and assessment
10 An inclusive classroom
11 Practical strategies for supporting and teaching children with special educational needs and disabilities
12 School-based training
13 The role of the SENCO

The book identifies strategies for specific learning difficulties as well as inclusion for all. Easy to navigate.

Miss Hannah Bryant
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University
September 21, 2021

Supported module on SEND and Inclusive practice. Used as a source of information about specific conditions and how they can be supported in the classroom.

Miss Lisa Holland
teacher education, Tameside College
January 28, 2022

This text supports our inclusion module and explores specific needs with clarity helping student teachers to understand how they can best support the learners in their classrooms.

Mrs Catherine Carden
Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 1, 2019

This is an up to date and comprehensive publication and complements other reading for the NASENCO award.

Mr Sean Bracken
Institute of Education, Worcester University
January 20, 2020

This is a must read for all of our Learning Support Assistants, and our Early Childcare students who want to go onto Primary or nursery teaching.

Mr Chris Lavers
Education, Duchy College (Cornwall College Group)
December 13, 2019

Very good supportive text for general practice and for the module - useful starting point for discussion as well

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
September 10, 2020

The book offers a good overview of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the classroom, with relevant practical information for students to reflect on inclusive practice and making adaptations to enhance learning in the context of SEND.

Ms Carolina Gaona
School of Education, Roehampton University
September 6, 2019