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.
Pub: Nov 2016
PART 1 : Physical Impairements
Brittle Bone Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Motor Neurone Disease
Multiple Sensory Deprivation
PART 2: Neurological and Psychological Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder
Speech and Language Impairments
Emotional Behavioural Disorder
General Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PART 3: Other Additional Needs
Disengaged and Excluded
Emotional Distress (bullying)
English as an Additional Language
Gifted and Talented
Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Poor Conduct Disorder
Socio-Economic Difficulties (poverty)
Travellers and Gypsies
Victims of Abuse
Victims of Forced Marriages
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)
Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT)
Mentoring and Critical Friendship
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Portage Home Learning
CERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support for Children)
SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators)
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children)