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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Issues and Debates



January 2020 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Offering more than just advice for classroom practice, this core textbook focuses on the issues and debates surrounding SEND to encourage readers to think critically and reflect upon topical issues and their relation to practice. The author bridges the gap between issues and debates in the wider context, and specific areas of debates and discourse surrounding specific learning difficulties, drawing on a continuation of themes and evidence-based research. Each chapter includes a range of learning features to encourage criticality and deepen understanding. These are: 
  • Exercises and activities
  • Pause for reflection boxes
  • Case studies
  • Recommended reading

Taking an interdisciplinary and globally comparative approach, and drawing on a range of perspectives, this book will equip both students and professionals with a critical overview of contemporary research, alongside policy and legislation, to empower and inform them in a range of debates surrounding SEND and specific syndromes and difficulties.

 
Chapter 1: Issues and Debates into the Aetiology of SEND
 
Chapter 2: Historical development of SEND
 
Chapter 3: Critical and Global perspectives
 
Chapter 4: SEND, Inclusion and current legislation
 
Chapter 5: Professionalism, Ethical Practice and Safeguarding
 
Chapter 6: Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities/Difficulties
 
Chapter 7: Language, Literacies and Dyslexia
 
Chapter 8: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 
Chapter 9: Attention Disorders (ADD, ADHD)
 
Chapter 10: Cognitive Diversity (Cognitive disability, Dyscalculia)
 
Chapter 11: Diversity in Speech, Language and Communication Development
 
Chapter 12: Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Trevor Cotterill

Trevor Cotterill is Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) SEND at the University of Derby. More About Author

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