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Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

ISBN-10: 0415583756
ISBN-13: 9780415583756
Edition: 6th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Peter Westwood
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List price: $26.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Special educational needs and learning difficulties
Delineating special educational needs
How many students have special educational needs?
Children with learning difficulties
Identification of specific learning disability
Teaching children with general and specific learning difficulties
Online resources
Further reading
Students with intellectual disability and autism
Intellectual disability
Identification of intellectual disability
Learning characteristics of students with intellectual disability
Specific areas of difficulty
Teaching approaches for students with intellectual disability
Preparation for work
Approaches for individuals with severe and complex disabilities
Students with autism spectrum disorders
Characteristics of students with autism
Diagnosis of autism
Interventions for autism
Teaching and training approaches: general principles
Specific programmes and methods
Asperger syndrome
Teaching children with Asperger syndrome
Online resources
Further reading
Students with physical disabilities
The impact of physical disability on learning and development
Cerebral palsy
Instructional needs of students with cerebral palsy
Spina bifida
Traumatic brain injury
Augmentative and alternative communication
General points for mainstream teachers
Online resources
Further reading
Students with sensory impairments
Vision impairment
Special educational needs of children with impaired vision
Accessing the curriculum and the environment
Teaching students with impaired vision
Hearing impairment
Types and degrees of hearing loss
Impact of deafness on learning and development
Basic academic skills
Modes of communication
Assistive technology
Teaching students with impaired hearing
Online resources
Further reading
Gifted and talented students
Defining giftedness and talent
Creativity
Identifying gifted, talented and creative students
Underachievement
Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students
Specific programmes and models
Online resources
Further reading
Self-management and self-regulation
Definition of terms
Self-management in children
Teaching self-management
Locus of control
Attribution retraining
Teaching cognitive strategies
Maintenance and generalization
Metacognition
Cognitive behaviour modification
Online resources
Further reading
Managing classroom behaviour
Preventing behaviour problems
Positive Behaviour Support
Classroom behaviour
Identifying the problem
Behaviour modification
Strategies for reducing disruptive behaviour
Aggressive behaviour
Bullying
Cognitive approaches for self-control
Social stories
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Online resources
Further reading
Social skills and peer group acceptance
Opportunities for social interaction
Creating a supportive environment
Facilitating social interaction
Importance of group work
Social skills training
Is social skills training effective?
Online resources
Further reading
Reading and reading difficulties
A sound start
The simple view of reading
The role of phonemic awareness
Teaching letter-to-sound correspondences
Simple word-building experiences
Selecting early text materials
Moving beyond simple phonics
Building sight vocabulary
Comprehension
Teaching approaches
Online resources
Further reading
Intervention for reading difficulties
General principles for reading intervention
Using tutors
Specific programmes for intervention
Other intervention and support initiatives
Supplementary tutoring strategies and activities
1CT and reading
Online resources
Further reading
Difficulties with writing
Areas of difficulty
Losing confidence and motivation
Teaching approaches
Intervention for individuals and groups
Paving the way to success
Paired writing
Suggestions for reluctant writers
Word processors
Online resources
Further reading
Difficulties with spelling
Process approach to spelling
Skills-based approach to spelling
Developmental stages in spelling acquisition
Spelling by eye, ear, handandbrain
Teaching spelling
Spelling rules
Dictation
Spelling lists
Developing strategic spellers
Remedial strategies
Programming for individual students
Online resources
Further reading
Difficulties with basic mathematics
Contemporary perspectives on mathematics teaching
Whole-class teaching and group work
Learning difficulties in mathematics
Assisting students who struggle in mathematics
What should be taught?
A diagnostic approach
Teaching and learning at the concrete and semi-concrete levels
Teaching computational skills
Calculators
Developing problem-solving skills and strategies
Students with specific talents in mathematics
Online resources
Further reading
Differentiating curriculum and instruction
Keep it simple
Basic principles for differentiation
Examples of differentiation
Starting points
Accommodations for students with disabilities
Universal Design for Learning
Online resources
Further reading
Teaching methods for general and specific purposes
Teacher-directed approaches
Student-centred approaches
Situated learning
E-learning
Online resources
Further reading
References
Index

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