Teaching Children with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants provides useful information for teaching assistants and other support workers teaching children with special needs in a primary school setting.
Summary of contents
It is very much part of a teaching assistant’s role to help provide a learning environment that enables every pupil to achieve their potential. This book has therefore been planned to help all teaching assistants to find information they need about a variety of special educational needs as quickly as possible and to give them lots of practical strategies to try with the children in their class.
This book will provide teaching assistants with very useful basic information about many areas of special educational needs, which will enable pupils to feel included in all areas of the curriculum and the social life of the school.
The book also contains a list of abbreviations surrounding special needs which are featured in the book.
Teaching Children with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants contains:
Behaviour management by Sarah Whittle
Developing numeracy skills by John Dabell
Developing literacy skills by Ann Callander
Adapting written tasks for pupils with SEN by Ann Callander
Bite-size strategies for teaching assistants: improving behaviour through communication by Melanie Cross
A bite-size strategies: ‘good sitting’ by Sue Soan
Using ICT effectively in the classroom by Terry Freedman
Spelling tips by Hilary Broomfield
Developing social skills – particularly for pupils with SLCN and ASD needs by Stuart Norman
Developing handwriting skills by Sue Soan
Working with pupils with a speech, language and communication needs by Mary Hartshorne