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A Quick Guide to Special Needs and Disabilities

First Edition


November 2016 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A Quick Guide to Special Needs is an easy go-to guide for busy teachers, SENCOs, practitioners and anyone else who is interested in pragmatic solutions to the challenges of teaching children and young people with additional needs.

Detailing over 60 conditions which cause people to have additional needs, Bob Bates helps you broaden your understanding of different physical, neurological, psychological, and developmental needs with accessible bite-sized explanations of the conditions, best practice approaches to working with these learners, and how to apply them to your everyday teaching. 

Each individual need is explained over a 2-page spread and every entry includes:

  • Case studies encouraging you to reflect on real-life situations to understand the impact each condition has on people and how they and their parents deal with it.
  • Do it steps offering a simple step-by-step approach that you can follow in order to meet additional needs arising out of these conditions.
  • Important steps for the classroom specifically for teachers to use.
  • Recommended reading, suggesting books, articles and websites where further information on specific conditions are available.

    Whether you’re a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or simply want to further your understanding on the vast variety of individual needs, this guide is the ideal dip-in dip-out reference point for SEND. 

    Also from Bob Bates:
    Educational Leadership Simplified
    Learning Theories Simplified

     
    PART 1 : Physical Impairements
    Allergies

     
    Asthma

     
    Brittle Bone Disease

     
    Cerebral Palsy

     
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

     
    Cystic Fibrosis

     
    Diabetes

     
    Epilepsy

     
    Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

     
    Haemophilia

     
    Hearing Impairment

     
    Heart Disease

     
    Hemiplegia

     
    Hydrocephalus

     
    Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

     
    Microcephalus

     
    Motor Neurone Disease

     
    Multiple Sclerosis

     
    Multiple Sensory Deprivation

     
    Muscular Dystrophy

     
    Restricted Growth

     
    Sickle-cell Anaemia

     
    Skin Disease

     
    Spina Bifida

     
    Visual Impairment

     
    Wheelchair Users

     
     
    PART 2: Neurological and Psychological Disorders
    Asperger’s Syndrome

     
    Ataxia

     
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

     
    Autism

     
    Down Syndrome

     
    Dyscalculia

     
    Dyslexia

     
    Dyspraxia

     
    Sensory Processing Disorder

     
    Speech and Language Impairments

     
    Tourette’s Syndrome

     
    Williams Syndrome

     
    Attachment Disorder

     
    Bipolar Disorder

     
    Depression

     
    Eating Disorders

     
    Emotional Behavioural Disorder

     
    General Anxiety Disorder

     
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

     
    Personality Disorder

     
    Phobias

     
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

     
    Schizophrenia

     
    Selective Mutism

     
     
    PART 3: Other Additional Needs
    Disengaged and Excluded

     
    Emotional Distress (bullying)

     
    English as an Additional Language

     
    Gifted and Talented

     
    Learning Difficulties

     
    Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

     
    New Migrants

     
    Obesity

     
    Poor Conduct Disorder

     
    Socio-Economic Difficulties (poverty)

     
    Travellers and Gypsies

     
    Victims of Abuse

     
    Victims of Forced Marriages

     
    Young Carers

     
    Young Offenders

     
     
    PART 4: Approaches for working with children and young people with additional needs
    A Strategy for Children

     
    A Strategy for Parents

     
    A Strategy for Teachers

     
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

     
    Fundatia Inima de Copil (Heart of a Child Foundation)

     
    Heuristic Play

     
    Jolly Phonics

     
    Makaton

     
    Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT)

     
    Mentoring and Critical Friendship

     
    Mindfulness

     
    Neurodiversity

     
    Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

     
    Portage Home Learning

     
    CERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support for Children)

     
    Solihull Approach

     
    SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators)

     
    Transactional Analysis

     
    TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children)

     
    Understanding Intelligence

     
    Yoga and Tai chi

     

    A good resource for students to gain essential background knowledge

    Ms liz major
    Early Years Department, West Herts College
    October 19, 2016
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