A Quick Guide to Special Needs is an easy go-to guide for busy teachers, SENCOs, practitioners and anyone else who is interested in pragmatic solutions to the challenges of teaching children and young people with additional needs.
Detailing over 60 conditions which cause people to have additional needs, Bob Bates helps you broaden your understanding of different physical, neurological, psychological, and developmental needs with accessible bite-sized explanations of the conditions, best practice approaches to working with these learners, and how to apply them to your everyday teaching.
Each individual need is explained over a 2-page spread and every entry includes:
- Case studies encouraging you to reflect on real-life situations to understand the impact each condition has on people and how they and their parents deal with it.
- Do it steps offering a simple step-by-step approach that you can follow in order to meet additional needs arising out of these conditions.
- Important steps for the classroom specifically for teachers to use.
- Recommended reading, suggesting books, articles and websites where further information on specific conditions are available.
Whether you’re a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or simply want to further your understanding on the vast variety of individual needs, this guide is the ideal dip-in dip-out reference point for SEND.
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|Brittle Bone Disease|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|
|Foetal Alcohol Syndrome|
|Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Motor Neurone Disease|
|Multiple Sensory Deprivation|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder|
|Sensory Processing Disorder|
|Speech and Language Impairments|
|Emotional Behavioural Disorder|
|General Anxiety Disorder|
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder|
|Disengaged and Excluded|
|Emotional Distress (bullying)|
|English as an Additional Language|
|Gifted and Talented|
|Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome|
|Poor Conduct Disorder|
|Socio-Economic Difficulties (poverty)|
|Travellers and Gypsies|
|Victims of Abuse|
|Victims of Forced Marriages|
|A Strategy for Children|
|A Strategy for Parents|
|A Strategy for Teachers|
|Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)|
|Fundatia Inima de Copil (Heart of a Child Foundation)|
|Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT)|
|Mentoring and Critical Friendship|
|Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)|
|Portage Home Learning|
|CERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support for Children)|
|SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators)|
|TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children)|
|Yoga and Tai chi|