You are here

Identifying Children With Special Needs
Share

Identifying Children With Special Needs
Checklists and Action Plans for Teachers

First Edition
Edited by:


October 2005 | 200 pages | Corwin
The law requires general education teachers to identify students with disabilities in their classrooms, and although severe cases are easily noted, the majority of teachers are unable to spend much one-on-one time with each student and do not have the experience or background to catch the tell-tale signs of specific learning disabilities. As a result, many students with mild to moderate learning disabilities remain unidentified and struggle through the educational system without aid.

Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, general education and special education teacher, Hannell has developed this guide with checklists and action plans to help the harried general education teacher quickly and easily identify children with learning disabilities, ensuring that these children receive the specialized attention and services they need.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction: Background to the Checklists
A Word About IDEA  
IDEA Disability Categories Sec. 300.7 (20 U.S.C. 1401[3][A] and [B]; 1401 [26])  
Reference  
 
1. The Special Education Disability Identification Process
Using the Checklists  
References  
 
2. Which Checklist to Use?
How to Use the Charts  
Scenario Illustrating Use of the Charts  
 
3. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Definition of Autism: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklists  
The Autism Checklist  
Autism  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Autism  
The Asperger Syndrome Checklist  
Asperger Disorder  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Asperger Syndrome  
 
4. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbance
Definition of Emotional Disturbance: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklists  
The Anxiety Disorder Checklist  
Anxiety Disorder  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Anxiety Disorder  
The Selective Mutism Checklist  
Selective Mutism  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Selective Mutism  
The Child and Adolescent Depression Checklist  
Depression  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Depression  
The Conduct Disorder Checklist  
Conduct Disorder  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Conduct Disorder  
The Oppositional Defiant Disorder Checklist  
Oppositional Defiant Disorder  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Oppositional Defiant Disorder  
 
5. Mental Retardation
Definition of Mental Retardation: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklist  
The Mental Retardation Checklist  
Mental Retardation  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Mental Retardation  
 
6. Other Health Disabilities
Definition of Other Health Impairment: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklists  
The Attention-Deficit Disorder (Inattentive Type) Checklist  
The Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Checklist  
Attention-Deficit Disorder  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Attention-Deficit Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  
The Tourette’s Syndrome Checklist  
Tourette’s Syndrome  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Tourette’s Syndrome  
 
7. Specific Learning Disability
Definition of Specific Learning Disability: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklist  
The Specific Learning Disability Checklist  
Specific Learning Disability  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Specific Learning Disability  
 
8. Speech or Language Impairment
Definition of Speech or Language Impairment: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
How to Use the Checklist  
The Speech or Language Impairment Checklist  
Speech or Language Impairment  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Speech or Language Impairment  
 
9. Other Special Needs
How to Use the Checklists  
The Giftedness Checklist  
Giftedness  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Giftedness  
The Immaturity Checklist  
Immaturity  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Immaturity  
The Low Self-Esteem Checklist  
Low Self-Esteem  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Low Self-Esteem  
The Child Abuse Checklist  
The Abused Child or Adolescent  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Child Abuse  
The Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyspraxia Checklist  
Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyspraxia  
Recommended Further Reading  
References for Developmental Coordination Disorder and Dyspraxia  
 
10. Warning Signs of Sensory Impairment
Warning Signs of Hearing Impairment  
Warning Signs of Visual Impairment  
 
Index

“A useful, quick, and easy-reference resource for school psychologists, teachers, and student welfare coordinators."

Karen Trevorrow, Psychologist
Altona North Primary School, Victoria, Australia

"The straightforward checklists provided give classroom teachers confidence to move students towards the therapeutic act of identification."

Mark Le Messurier, Private Practitioner
Fullarton House, Eastwood, South Australia

"These checklists will not only provide valuable information to guide planning and programming, but will also serve as a focal point for discussion with families and professionals."

Anne Bayetto, Lecturer
Specific Learning Difficulties Association, South Australia

"This book is easy to read and should become a handy teacher's reference guide, not just to generate information on signs of a disability, but to lend guidance on what one should consider when attempting to teach in a way that will allow students to be successful learners."

PsycCRITIQUES, April 12, 2006

"Offering general definitions of 17 common disabilities, guidelines for handling teacher concerns about students, and specific references, this volume would be a helpful addition to any professional collection."

Curriculum Connections, Fall 2006
School Library Journal

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1


Preview this book

Glynis Hannell

Glynis Hannell has a BA (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Child Development, both from London University. She has worked as an educational and developmental psychologist in education departments, child health organizations, and child development units. She has also lectured in child development at the University of South Australia. She is currently a consultant psychologist working with children and adolescents with special needs, their teachers, their parents and caregivers, and other professionals. She contributes to professional conferences and professional inservice training programs.Fullarton House - Assessment Therapy and Teaching;... More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781412915953
$36.95 
ISBN: 9781412915946
$80.95 

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.