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Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Schools

Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary Schools

Third Edition

February 2019 | 256 pages | Learning Matters
This book begins by exploring what is meant by SEND in primary schools and goes on to cover everything trainees and teachers need to know about their statutory responsibilities in school. It then examines the range of needs they will encounter in primary schools with plenty of practical advice along the way. This third edition has been fully restructured and updated to include a new section on the key theories and theorists relating to SEND. Also new to this edition is a chapter focusing on the role of the SENCO in primary school. Finally, the book includes more practical support with coverage of current legislation and the Code of Conduct as well as checklists and information about useful resources and outside agencies.
Part 1 Understanding Special Educational Needs
1 What do we mean by ‘special educational needs and disabilities’ in primary schools?
Part 2 Theory
2 Inclusive education: theoretical perspectives
Part 3 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
3 Understanding social, emotional and mental health needs
4 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
5 Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
6 Supporting children with autistic spectrum conditions
7 Visual and hearing impairment
8 Speech, language and communication difficulties
9 Identification and assessment
10 An inclusive classroom
11 Practical strategies for supporting and teaching children with special educational needs and disabilities
12 School-based training
13 The role of the SENCO

This text supports our inclusion module and explores specific needs with clarity helping student teachers to understand how they can best support the learners in their classrooms.

Mrs Catherine Carden
Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 7, 2019

This is an up to date and comprehensive publication and complements other reading for the NASENCO award.

Mr Sean Bracken
Institute of Education, Worcester University
September 5, 2019

This is a must read for all of our Learning Support Assistants, and our Early Childcare students who want to go onto Primary or nursery teaching.

Mr Chris Lavers
Education, Duchy College (Cornwall College Group)
September 2, 2019

Very good supportive text for general practice and for the module - useful starting point for discussion as well

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
September 1, 2019

The book offers a good overview of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the classroom, with relevant practical information for students to reflect on inclusive practice and making adaptations to enhance learning in the context of SEND.

Ms Carolina Gaona
School of Education, Roehampton University
August 30, 2019

Jonathan Glazzard

Jonathan Glazzard is Professor of Teacher Education, Head of Children, Education and Communities, Edge Hill University. More About Author

Jane Stokoe

Jane Stokoe has over thirty years experience as a primary school teacher. She has spent almost 20 years in Early Years and Key Stage 1, and is passionate about her role as a classroom practitioner with young children. More About Author

Alison Hughes

Alison Hughes is a part-time Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Early Primary Education with QTS programme at the University of Huddersfield. She was formally a Headteacher for eleven years. She is passionate about sharing her experiences of excellent practice and research with trainee teachers. More About Author

Annette Netherwood

Annette Netherwood has had extensive experience of teaching special educational needs pupils. She obtained her MA inAction Research through exploring effective teaching and learning methods for SEND pupils. She has been a research associate for the National College for School Leadership. Annette has recently retired from teaching and is currently studying for her Education Doctorate at the University of Sheffield. More About Author

Lesley Neve

Lesley Neve has extensive experience of working with pupils with SEN in primary and secondary schools and now works as a Senior Lecturer in Education. More About Author