Schools for Special Needs 2005-2006

Schools for Special Needs 2005-2006 : A Complete Guide

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The definitive guide to special needs education in the UK, fully revised and updated for this new edition. Special needs provision has changed rapidly in recent years, as awareness of different conditions has grown. An increasing emphasis on the importance of meeting the individual, often complex, needs of each child has meant that finding the right school is increasingly complicated for parents and their supporting professionals. Schools for Special Needs explains the system and the application/selection processes involved, and offers parents comprehensive independent advice on all the important areas. It offers authoritative and practical advice on how to identify the need for special education and how to make the right choices. With details of over 2000 establishments and guidance from experts in all sectors of special education, this book is an indispensable aid to all those (professionals and laypeople) investigating the legal and practical aspects of ensuring suitable educational provision for children and young people at all stages of more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 38mm | 1,138.53g
  • Kogan Page Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 0749444096
  • 9780749444099

Table of contents

Advice on assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and the choice of an appropriate school; Where to seek help, parents' rights and the role of the local education authority; Special Educational Needs Codes of Practice; Geographic directories of independent and non-maintained special schools, colleges and support services, state-maintained special schools and schools with specialist provision; Indexes listing schools according to type of need; Comprehensive list of useful more

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"Comprehensive, step-by-step guide to all aspects of finding the right provision for a child with special educational needs." Education Journal "When you come across a special need you know very little about, or there is a child you need to find a different provision for, it comes into its own and is invaluable resource...very useful for classroom teachers who may need a quick brief introduction to a specific need or medical condition... I think this is a book that should definitely be on a SENCO's bookshelf and in the staff room as well!" Special Needs Coordinator's File "A useful guide to special schools, state and private." The Sunday Times "Senior managers of schools should be aware of and have access to a copy... parents of children with SEN will find this book immensely helpful." Support for Learning, Volume 21 "Gabbitas Educational Consultants, an organisation that helps parents identify the right private school and publishes a book called Schools for Special Needs: A Complete Guide." Sunday Times "An indispensable guide for parents, outlining the system and processes involved in special needs education, giving advice on the assessment and identification of needs, where to seek help, and a comprehensive directory of special schools and colleges in both the state and independent sector." Re:Locate Educationshow more

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Gabbitas Educational Consultants is Britain's most respected educational consultancy and has been offering individual advice to parents for over 130 years. It is also co-publisher of The Independent Schools Guide , also published by Kogan more