Teaching Children with Special Needs: Inclusive Strategies for Meeting Individual Needs contains a collection of articles by experienced practitioners on different individual special needs, offering comprehensive information and useable guidance on inclusive classroom strategies.
Summary of contents
Each chapter offers very clear practical strategies that can be tried in a classroom without further training or expensive resources, as well as helpful references and web links to enable further research, if required. This book will provide practitioners with the knowledge they need to be able to create an inclusive learning environment for all of their pupils.
Frequently parents, carers and the pupil himself will know so much about the individual need that, whilst you can learn from them, your lack of knowledge does not always enable you to offer the pupil the best, most professional support immediately. This book will provide the class teacher and the school with the knowledge about whether their general ‘good practice’ will provide the care and educational access that a pupil will require and also provide direction if additional or different resources or practice is necessary.
For quick access to information about a particular specific special educational need, the editor has ordered each chapter in alphabetical order, according to the individual need. There is also a list of abbreviations used in the book and an index at the back of the book.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Including pupils with ADHD by Finton O’Regan
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/attention deficit disorder (ADD) – ADHD Inattentive Type: the trouble with girls by Finton O’Regan
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) – Managing ASD pupils in the mainstream classroom by Sarah Rhodes
Bilingual learners with SEN – Inclusive strategies for teaching bilingual learners with SEN by Lisa Kalim and Jenny May
Cerebral palsy – Teaching pupils with cerebral palsy by Claire Hewitt
Complex needs – Meeting the needs of pupils with complex needs by Julie Newman
Double exceptionality – Gifted pupils with special educational needs by Diane Montgomery
Down’s syndrome – Teaching pupils with Down’s syndrome by Sandy Alton
Dyscalculia – Distressed or dyscalculic? by Judith Boosey
Dyslexia/specific literacy difficulties – Challenging Talk by Marian McCormick
Dyspraxia – The dyspraxic pupil in the classroom by Jan Long
Epilepsy – Working with epilepsy by Amanda Cleaver
Hearing impairment (HI) – Deaf pupils: teaching and learning strategies for successful inclusion by Stevie Mayhook
Mental health difficulties – Strategies for teaching pupils with mental health difficulties by Mary Penwarden
ME (Chronic fatigue syndrome) – How to help ME in school by Dr Esther Crawley
Moderate learning difficulties (MLD) – Brain-Friendly teaching for MLD pupils by Jean Parry
Mutism – Supporting pupils with selective mutism: strategies to help in class by Maggie Johnson
Physical impairments – Strategies for teaching young pupils with physical impairments by Jackie Casey
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) – Strategies for teaching pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties by Colin Bowpitt
Speech and language difficulties – Supporting pupils with speech and language difficulties by Stuart Norman
Visual impairment (VI) – Including a pupil with a visual impairment by Suzy McDonald