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A classic in the field of special education, this best-selling book gives readers the most current information on the market today about the many facets of intellectual disabilities from a life-cycle perspective. Featuring a new title change to reflect the field and a newly reorganized Table of Contents, it introduces readers to the litany of concepts related to intellectual disabilities: the basic concepts; biological, psychological, and sociological aspects; the characteristics; programming and issues across the lifespan, and other future issues. The most relevant topics are discussed in fine detail, including the relationship between theory and practice; the terminology used in the field related to the reality of the classroom, the world of work, and the life of the community; a new chapter on professionalism and ethics in special education; integrated information on technology and assistive technology; multiculturalism, diversity, and family values, and the law. Written especially for special educators, this fine volume will engage and benefit other professionals and anyone else interested in working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.
The revised second edition of this practical manual is filled with easy-to-follow exercises and activities designed to facilitate creative drama sessions for people with learning disabilities. The activities in this book bring together music, theatre, movement and storytelling to not only develop fun and engaging group sessions, but to build confidence, increase self-esteem, and develop social and emotional awareness in group members. Highly sensitive to the range of learning needs and physical abilities of group members, the activities have been created to be engaging for a broad range of individuals regardless of age and ability, and can be adapted for use in a multitude of sectors such as education, psychology and speech and language therapy. Key features of this edition include: New chapters exploring mindfulness, and the importance of reflection Fully photocopiable resources including a session notes template to evaluate the impact of the creative drama group and collect useful data for the writing of reports Activities organised around key elements of creative drama, such as sensory work, life skills role-play, improvisation and de-roling With its wealth of guidance, practical and adaptable activities and easy-to-follow structure, this is an invaluable resource for anybody leading or supporting children, young people and adults in creative drama.
Originally published in 1989. Drawing on extensive teaching and research experience, Bernadette Walsh provides a practical approach to teaching pupils with language learning difficulties in the secondary school. Many of these pupils enter secondary school believing themselves to be failures in all areas because of their inability to express themselves in words. Walsh emphasises that learning difficulties of this sort often stem from emotional problems and can only be overcome by establishing warm teacher-pupil relationships based on trust and mutual acceptance and fostered by the spoken language. The book is based around the teacher's diary which Bernadette Walsh kept as a daily record of her work in the classroom. This vivid and immediate account lends weight to her argument that only an arts-based curriculum involving poetry, story, drama, dance, art, and - above all - talk, can help the development of children with special educational needs. Student teachers will find this text a compelling and realistic introduction to a challenging area of their future profession.
First published in 1974. This book defines the slow learner, identifies the size of the problem presented by them, and outlines the responsibility of the ordinary school for their education. Then, successfully, characteristics of slow learners are reviewed and re-stated in a way relevant to their education; research on the post-school experience of slow learners is summarized and related to the curriculum; and general curriculum literature is reviewed in presenting a plan for the continuous development of curricula for slow learners, consistent with the modern approach to curriculum development.
First published in 1986. Following the Warnock report, schools attempted to integrate the teaching of children with special needs into ordinary classrooms. Many teachers had no experience of teaching children with special needs and the new developments were likely to pose a substantial challenge. This book provides a guidance for inexperienced, especially new, teachers in how to teach children with special needs in ordinary classrooms. An important feature of the book is realism - the book grows out of the author's own experiences and research. The author describes what really happens and bases his suggestions on practices which are likely to bring results.
This book, originally published in 1995, is about ability, not disability. It is about what children can do and how they can progress. All children have the moral, ethical and legal right to be educated, no matter what barriers society puts in their way because of their physical disabilities. Dual sensory impaired children, like all others, have the right under the Education Reform Act, 1988, to a broadly-based and balanced curriculum that is appropriate to their needs since they, like any children, will not develop educationally unless that curriculum is appropriate to their needs. This book aims to show some of the ways in which individual children can demonstrate and develop their individual abilities.
First published in 1984. Screening and prevention are key issues in health, education and welfare, yet they are also extremely vague. Many professionals are unaware of what can be done and who should do it, particularly in the important area of screening young children for special educational or medical provision. This book considers the problem from the standpoint of a whole range of professionals involved in education, health or social provision. Each chapter focuses on a number of points: problems faced by the professional in question; the sort of job screening procedures that exist or are possible; the sort of tests and assessments that are used; referral; and the sort of intervention procedures that are possible. Case study material is included throughout and the book concludes with a review of the problems of collaboration and of establishing an effective screening system. The book should thus be of immediate interest to students and professionals in a wide range of work that involves children.
First published in 1982. Between 1955 and 1980 the number of pupils in special needs schools in Britain increased tenfold. Between 1970 and 1977 the number of units for 'difficult' pupils also increased tenfold and went on increasing. Some observers saw this as a welcome advance in special education, others as an extension of discrimination. The authors of this study highlight the dangers of such a provision being used as a form of social control, which may be imposed on children whose only failure is an inability to fit into the stereotype of the ideal student.
First published in 1979. This report discusses the existing practices of over 500 primary, secondary and special schools with their special needs pupils. The study outlines the variety of provisions, facilities and equipment in the schools, and the extent of use with slow learners. It maps out the curricular activities in many organisational contexts and across all subject areas, and discusses comparative strengths and weaknesses. It relates the findings to the problems of improving the quality of education offered to slow-learning pupils, suggesting areas where improvement is needed and outlining possible new approaches.
First published in 1986. Aimed at teachers, students and related professions this book serves to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of educating pupils with severe learning difficulties. In the light of the 1981 Education Act it is crucial to identify, and subsequently meet, the needs of these pupils. This can only be done by an in-depth understanding of curriculum design, child development and the learning process. This book incorporates these aspects together with an appreciation of teaching techniques and school and classroom organisation. It explains how the parents, school staff and linked agencies complement this procedure.
First published in 1994. The authors of this book aim to make recent developments in psychological research accessible to teachers of pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The authors present their own and related research in the areas of assessment, curriculum, and teaching techniques, taking care to point out the range, relevance and limitations of findings in the context of pupils with PMLDs. As this is an area of acute training need, the book will meet a real need for a broad current perspective on good practice. The needs of pupils at primary and secondary levels are considered and case studies are used to exemplify some of the challenges and approaches discussed.