Assisting Children With Special Needs

Assisting Children With Special Needs : An Irish Perspective

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A comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide providing information on a wide range of special needs, associated legislation and supports, together with key elements of good practice, in an Irish context for NFQ Levels 5 and 6.New to this edition:Accessibility auditing, which forms a major part of the Children with Additional Needs moduleAdditional special needs, such as diabetes in children, which is part of new modulesChild protection information based on the new Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of ChildrenA chapter specifically on the effective special needs practitionerThe concept and principles of behaviour managementA section on planning for children with special needs (IEPs).Outlines the historical and legislative perspectives of special needs in Ireland detailing key pieces of Irish legislation and their implications for children with special needs, their families and those working with them.Introduces a range of special needs conditions, detailing their causes, diagnoses and prognoses, as well as providing a case study for each to ground theory in real life situations.Details and positions the role of the special needs assistant in relation to other stakeholders, i.e. family, teachers and other professionalsProvides information on resources, services and facilities available in Ireland to children with special needs.Written For:Level 5 Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)Level 5 Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)Level 5 Understanding Special Needs (5N1709)Level 6 Special Needs Assisting (6N1957)as awarded by QQIshow more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 20mm | 759.99g
  • Gill
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 2
  • 0717156249
  • 9780717156245
  • 81,090

Table of contents

1. The Context of Special Needs in Ireland2. Legislation, National and International Policy Relating to Special Needs3. Structures Within Irish Special Education 4. Special Needs Affecting Physical Health and Development5. Special Needs Affecting Intellectual or Cognitive Development6. Special Needs Affecting Language and Communication7. Special Needs Affecting Emotional and Social Development8. Complex Conditions and Syndromes9. Exceptional Ability/Giftedness10. Accessibility to the Built Environment11. Responding to Special Needs12. Good Practice13. Child Protection14. Communicating Effectively with Children with Special Needs15. The Special Needs Practitionershow more

About Eilis Flood

Eilis Flood teaches the Special Needs Assisting, Children with Additional Needs and Understanding Special Needs modules in Drogheda Institute of Further Education and is an experienced examiner at NFQ Levels 5 and 6. She is the author of Child Development and co-author of Early Childhood Education & Play, Early Care & Education Practice and Early Childhood more

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