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Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs
A Guide for Inclusive Practice

Second Edition
Edited by:

January 2016 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice.

Second edition features include:

·        fully revised annotated further readings and links to useful websites;

·        a new chapter on Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

·        a new chapter on Down Syndrome

·        updated reference to legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice (2014)

·        updated case studies covering 0-18 age range

This comprehensive course text is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs.

Gavin Reid and Lindsay Peer
1. Introduction
PART I: Policy, Practice and Provision
Sheila Riddell, Elisabet Weedon and Neville Harris
2. Special and additional support needs in England and Scotland -current dilemmas and solutions
Elias Avramidis and Brahm Norwich
3. The state of the research – compromise, consensus or disarray?
Artemi Sakellariadis
4. Inclusion and special educational needs – a dialogic inquiry into controversial issues
Charles Weedon
5. The potential impact and influence of the social model of disability
PART II: Perspectives from Practice
Janet O’Keefe and Janet Farrugia
6. Speech and language
Tony Sirimanna
7. Auditory processing disorder
Jane Abdullah
8. Developmental co-ordination disorder and dyspraxia from an occupational therapist’s perspective
Keith Holland and Clare Holland
9. Vision and learning
Sheena Bell and Bernadette McLean
10. Good practice in training specialist teachers and assessors of people with dyslexia
Margaret Crombie
11. Literacy
Steve Chinn
12. Mathematics learning difficulties and dyscalculia
PART III: Syndromes and Barriers
Iva Strnadová and David Evans
13. Students with Down syndrome in inclusive classrooms: Using evidence-based practices
Richard Soppitt
14. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (or hyperkinetic disorder)
John Ravenscroft
15. Visual impairment and mainstream education: beyond mere awareness raising
Jill Duncan
16. Students with hearing loss
Gavin Reid, Sionah Lannen and Colin Lannen
17. Autistic spectrum disorder: challenges, issues and responses
Jo-Ann Page
18. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Treatment and Research
Judy Barrow
19 Understanding Tourette syndrome
PART IV: Working Together
Kevin Woods
20. The role and perspectives of practitioner educational psychologists
John Friel
21. Expert Evidence: Changes in the Law
Gavin Reid, Lindsay Peer, Susan Strachan and Jo-Ann Page
22. Parents’ perspectives

It will provide both a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding, and a vehicle for instigating debate, reflection and professional development moving forward. This edition is something that should be read by all who work in the early years, given that understanding of both special educational needs and the policy requirements that surround it can always be enhanced among staff teams.

Neil Henty
Early Years Educator

Supported students writing

Mrs Suzanne Caroline Barham
Education Department, Boston College
February 13, 2020

Lindsay Peer

Dr Lindsay Peer CBE, practitioner psychologist, international speaker, author and expert witness, and is widely recognised as an expert in the range of Specific Learning Difficulties, special educational needs and mainstream education. In 2002, she was appointed CBE for services to Education and Dyslexia. She is a Patron of GroOops, a charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy, dyslexia aware world. In 2011, she was presented with an Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association. In 2017, she won a Science Council Chartered Scientist CPD Commendation. She is an Associate Fellow and... More About Author

Gavin Reid

Dr. Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010.?He is chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board and an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in the UK and is a Consultant/Psychologist for the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and the Lighthouse Learning Centre in Cairo. He is also a director of the Red Rose School... More About Author