Educating Children with Acquired Brain Injury is an authoritative resource book on the effects of brain injury on young people and how educators can understand and support their needs. This new edition has been updated to reflect changes to legislation and practice relating to special educational needs and will enable you to maximise the learning opportunities for young people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Considering key areas in special educational needs such as communication, interaction, cognition, sensory and physical needs, the book provides information on the multifaceted needs of children and young people with ABI and how these needs can be met.
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Written for SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists and other education professionals across all settings, Educating Children with Acquired Brain Injury is full of useful information and advice for parents and other family members, clinical and behavioural psychologists, therapists and support workers involved with children and young people with ABI.
Introduction 1. Understanding the developing brain 2. What happens in brain injury? 3. Why does ABI provoke different special educational needs? 4. Most common areas of difficulty provoked by ABI 5. Planning school and college integration or reintegration 6. Assessment of children and young people with ABI 7. Understanding and supporting behaviour changes 8. Social supports 9. Planning educational provision 10. Classroom strategies 11. Transitions 12. Working with families 13. Mild traumatic brain injury (and sports concussion) Useful organisations and resources