At a Glance: A Practical Guide to Children's Special Needs (2nd Revised edition)

At a Glance: A Practical Guide to Children's Special Needs (2nd Revised edition)

By: Viv East (author), L. Evans (author)Paperback

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What exactly is Tourette's Syndrome? What is SENDA? I have an autistic child in my class next year - help! Everyone working with children should be aware of different special needs and how they can impact on learning. There is no shortage of information out there - but there is a shortage of time in which to research and read up on what teachers need to know! This concise guide provides a wealth of information and advice in an easy-to-read, quick-to-dip-into format. It describes all the commonly occurring syndromes and medical conditions and how they manifest themselves in the mainstream classroom situation. Most important of all, it offers practical guidance to teachers and assistants on how to recognize children's difficulties and overcome barriers to achievement. Sample IEPs are provided where appropriate, to guide good practice in setting achievable targets and regularly reviewing progress. This second edition now includes coverage of new needs and medical conditions, including behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, dysgraphia, Fredereich's Ataxia and Williams Syndrome. It also includes a new section on the latest legislation and national strategy for SEN. "At a Glance" is an essential resource for all teachers and teaching assistants and is invaluable to senco's responsible for disseminating information to colleagues.

About Author

Viv East has been a teacher and SENCO, a Learning Support Coordinator and an Assistant SEN Officer. She is now Head of SEN and Educational Inclusion at the Jennie Lee Centre, Wolverhampton City Council. Dr Linda Evans has been a teacher, SENCO, lecturer, advisor and OFSTED inspector, and most recently editor and publisher of books on all aspects of SEN. She is currently working as an independent writer and consultant.


Introduction; Learning Needs:; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Asperger's Syndrome; Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC). Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) *NEW*; Cerebral Palsy (CP); Complex Learning Difficulties *NEW*; Down's Syndrome; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia *NEW*; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Fragile X Syndrome; Glue Ear; Hearing Impairment; Language Impairment; Left-handed Writers; Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD); Multi-sensory Impairment *NEW*; Semantic Pragmatic Disorder; Tourette's Syndrome; Visual Impairment; Medical Conditions:; Asthma; Brittle Bones; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Seizure checklist; Fredereich's Ataxia *NEW*; Muscular Dystrophy (MD); Prader Willi Syndrome *NEW*; Williams Syndrome *NEW*; SEN Strategy *NEW SECTION*:; Every Child Matters; Removing Barriers to Achievement; Disability Discrimination; The Code of Practice; Appendices:; Blank IEP; Glossary; Directory.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826491510
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 80
  • ID: 9780826491510
  • ISBN10: 0826491510
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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