How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties in College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents

Author: Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642413

Category: Education

Page: 224

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For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.
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How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents

Author: Dr. Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642413

Category: Education

Page: 224

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For any adult with specific learning difficulties, going to college or university can be a challenge. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience, Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are very accessible. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University provides opportunities for further reading and directs you to relevant apps and websites. Prior to Amanda Kirby's book, helpful information was very difficult to obtain; now, having this information all in one place is like a gold mine. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University covers: - Preparing for College and University - Getting and Staying Organised - Independent Living - Study Skills - Socialising and Feeling Good - Preparing for the Workplace For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.
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Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND & Inclusion

Author: Rona Tutt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987458

Category: Education

Page: 152

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How to give children and young people who have SEN and disabilities (SEND), the support they need in the environment where they feel most fully included, should be a key concern of every teacher and practitioner. Drawing on her years of experience and conversations with a range of professionals, as well as the thoughts of children, young people and families who have encountered a number of settings, SEND expert Dr Rona Tutt examines both the benefits of the recent SEND reforms and also the opportunities that have been missed to meet needs more flexibly. Content focuses on; - Creating a climate where all children can thrive - An appreciation for the variety of innovative ways school leaders are meeting the needs of students - A consideration of the wider context of SEN from local to national level Clear and accessible, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with how individual needs are best met, rather than where their education takes place.
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The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model

How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All

Author: Susan Winebrenner,Dina Brulles

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427834

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential—without major budget implications? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Digital content features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation designed for in-service training.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context

An Introduction

Author: Kimberly Maich,Carmen Hall

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551309122

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context is the first book to offer a thorough introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario. Highlighting examples, research, and interventions specific to Ontario, this manual provides an abundance of information in one central location, making it an indispensable tool for any Ontario professional working with individuals with ASD. This comprehensive text begins with a brief history of ASD and an overview of its contemporary understandings, including current diagnostic criteria. Covering a range of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to be effective for individuals with ASD—and supplemented with graphics, checklists, and hands-on strategies for application—this book provides essential information to inform practitioners. The concluding section on ASD across the lifespan explores how these interventions are delivered within agencies throughout Ontario, from preschool through to adulthood, and addresses relevant issues and topics for each age group. Featuring chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, lists of further resources, and reflective questions, this highly accessible and pedagogically rich text is vital reading not only for current and future practitioners, but also for parents of children with ASD.
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Dyslexia

A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Barbara Riddick,Judith Wolfe,David Lumsdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1853467804

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This book focuses on realistic strategies for non-specialists to use when working with pupils who have dyslexia. It offers detailed, practical guidance on defining and identifying dyslexia, dyslexia in the early and middle years and at secondary school, and worked examples of IEPs. It also discusses providing effective support for the literacy and numeracy hours, raising self-esteem, and working with parents and voluntary organizations. In addition, the authors cover using checklists and assessments, choosing suitable programs and resources, and useful addresses and books. Teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream classrooms and parents wanting to help their children will find this book invaluable.
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Including Everyone

Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn

Author: Judith Jellison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266554

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.
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Educating Service Children

Eleventh Report of Session 2005-06; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215030621

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Frequent moves are a feature of Service life, and mobility can have a detrimental impact on children's emotional well-being and their educational attainment. The Committee's report examines issues relating to the education of the children of armed forces service personnel, including Service schools overseas and the performance of the Ministry of Defence's agency, Service Children's Education (SCE), which is responsible for providing these schools, as well as issues affecting Service children in UK state-maintained and independent sector day and boarding schools. The Committee concludes that Service personnel deserve assurance that their children's education will not suffer because of their parent's employment, and expresses its doubts that the DfES and the MoD currently take the interests of Service children sufficiently into account. Findings include: the need for better co-ordination between the MoD, the DfES and the devolved administrations to ensure continuity of education for children moving between different parts of the UK; the DfES needs to undertake work to determine how many Service children are in UK schools and the system for transferring student records between schools needs to be improved, particularly for Service children with special needs; and the MoD should increase the provision of telephones and internet access for Service personnel on operations so that they can communicate with their children.
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Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success

Supporting Executive Function

Author: Gillian R. Hayes ,Stephen W. Hosaflook

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc

ISBN: 1935609939

Category: Education

Page: 6

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This six-page (tri-fold) laminated reference guide by Gillian Hayes and Stephen Hosaflook focuses on readily available tools for augmenting and supporting the development of executive function skills, such as time and task management, organization, and self-regulation. These skills are crucial for accomplishing a variety of transition-related goals, including carrying out the daily routines that enable people to function autonomously, enroll in and be successful in postsecondary school, and obtain and excel at a job. Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success identifies and describes how to use a spectrum of helpful technological tools in creative ways to support the transition to postsecondary education or employment. The guide also provides tips for using technology appropriately--including mobile device and email etiquette-- and staying safe online.
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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

Author: Thomas L Good

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265992

Category: Education

Page: 1032

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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans. Key Features: · Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career · Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters · Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction · Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.
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