Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics

Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics : The Basics

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Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics has been fully updated in light of the 2014 Children and Families Act in England and now also includes a focus and discussion of legislation across the whole UK. Providing an engaging and complete overview, it examines the fundamental principles of the subject from policy to practice. This book covers the historical development of special provision and key legislation, policy-making, the identification and assessment of young people's special or additional learning and behaviour needs, and ways to address barriers to learning associated with various kinds of difficulty.

Essential revisions to this second edition include:

discussion of the implications of the 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years for Heads, governors, SENCos, staff, students and families in schools in England,

a focus on the law relating to special or additional support needs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and its implications,

an update on statutory assessment requirements and advice on compiling them, including the new Education Health and Care Plans in England.

This book is an ideal starting point for all those with questions about what constitutes special educational needs and disability and how individuals can be supported in practice. It is essential reading for policy-makers, trainees, teachers and all those working with young people who experience difficulties and their families.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 19.05mm | 386g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 6 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1138938769
  • 9781138938762

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Models of Human Learning: Behaviourist, Constructivist and Eco-systemic Approaches 2. Special Educational Needs: Evolution of the Field 3. Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Communication and Interaction 4. Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning 5. Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Social, Emotional and Mental Health 6. Understanding and Addressing Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties and Needs 7. Assessment and Planning for Children with Special Educational Needs 8. The Wider Children's Workforce Associated with Special Educational Needs Provision. References
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`This well written introductory book offers trainee and experienced teachers a very useful and broad introduction to a complex field.'
Brahm Norwich, University of Exeter, UK
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About Janice Wearmouth

Janice Wearmouth is Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.
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