This text is an essential read for students on courses and staff working in and with the whole range of educational settings catering for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, not just for ...
Author: Penny Lacey
The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties is a timely and rich resource with contributions from writing teams of acknowledged experts providing a balance of both academic and practitioner perspectives. The book covers a myriad of topics and themes and has the core purpose of informing and supporting everyone who is interested in improving the quality of education and support for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families. Each chapter contains careful presentations and analyses of the findings from influential research and its practical applications and the book is a treasure chest of experiences, suggestions and ideas from practitioners that will be invaluable for many years to come. The chapters include many vignettes gathered from practitioners in the field and are written specifically to be rigorous yet accessible. The contributors cover topics related to the rights and needs of children and young adults from 0-25 years, crucial features of high quality education, characteristics of integrated provision and effective and sensitive working with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children. Crucially, the voice of the learners themselves shines through. Historical provision that has had an impact on developing services and modern legislation aimed at improving provision and services are also discussed. The contributed chapters are organised into six themed parts: Provision for learners with SLD/PMLD. Involving stakeholders. Priorities for meeting the personal and social needs of learners. Developing the curriculum. Strategies for supporting teaching and learning. Towards a new understanding of education for learners with SLD/PMLD. This text is an essential read for students on courses and staff working in and with the whole range of educational settings catering for children and young adults with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, not just for teachers but also for support staff, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other specialists.
This book demonstrates how mainstream and special schools can work together in preparing the special school child to succeed in a mainstream environment.
Author: Liz Flavell
Teachers in both special and mainstream schools have to be confident in their abilities to implement inclusion effectively, in order for the child to have any chance of a successful inclusive school career. This book demonstrates how mainstream and special schools can work together in preparing the special school child to succeed in a mainstream environment. It also shows how to prepare existing mainstream pupils and other members of staff involved in or affected by the inclusion process. The author provides photocopiable forms for evaluating pupils' academic and social process and advice on how physical resources, such as sensory rooms, can enhance the learning opportunities of all pupils. She offers jargon-free communication strategies for effective interaction with the child, which is also considered within the framework of the whole-school policy. The book also presents sample lesson plans, resource ideas and plans for daily record keeping for use across the curriculum subjects; and suggestions for ways in which special and mainstream schools can work together to enhance the whole curriculum. Any teacher in a mainstream or special school who is concerned about making inclusion really work for their pupils will find this book an invaluable companion.
Such problems result in lower SAT ( School Attainment Test ) scores at 7 , 11 ,
and 14 scores and degree classification - such as gaining a lower second ...
Such a child might be easily managed in a busy classroom , but little learning
takes place . ... It is those with severe and profound difficulties whose giftedness
most easily goes unobserved . Students with physical difficulties such as cerebral
palsy and medical difficulties such as spina bifida , multiple sclerosis and
epilepsies need ...
Author: Tom Balchin
An authoritative guide to the new ideas and controversies that are likely to form the basis of gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world during the next decade and beyond.
This book considers current issues in the development of policies to promote inclusive education for pupils with special educational needs.
Author: Richard Rose
This book considers current issues in the development of policies to promote inclusive education for pupils with special educational needs. By examining issues from the perspective of individual pupils, schools, and local education authorities, it raises critical commentary on the ways forward for a co-ordinated approach to inclusion. Strategies to Promote Inclusive Practice draws upon the experience and expertise of teachers, policy makers, and researchers, who explore the many factors which need to be addressed in the development of a more inclusive education system. The authors explore the link between theoretical perspectives and the production of policy, as well as the potential for translating this into good classroom practice. They provide examples of approaches which have proved successful in enabling pupils to become better equipped to address the needs of a wide range of pupils. In considering the impact of recent policy, legislation, and research, the authors suggest that several models of inclusion may be necessary in order to become an inclusive education system. This book will be of interest to students, teachers, policy makers, and researchers, who are concerned to advance the debate on inclusion towards a more pragmatic approach to providing for all pupils with special needs. It is a companion text to Promoting Inclusive Practice edited by Christine Tilstone, Lani Florian and Richard Rose (RoutledgeFalmer, 1998), which was the joint winner of the 1999 TES/NASEN Academic Book Award.