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3rd Edition

Educating Special Students
An introduction to provision for learners with disabilities and disorders

ISBN 9781138683273
Published August 2, 2016 by Routledge
334 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Educating Special Students is the definitive guide to evidence based practice and professionally informed approaches to provision for special students. Now in its third edition, the book sets out ideas of best practice relating to different disabilities and disorders, helpfully discussing what might constitute effective provision. This edition has been updated to take account of new ways of classifying disabilities and disorders, and recent developments in research and practice, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice (England) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition DSM-5™. A new appendix provides information on basic anatomy and physiology. International in scope, the book explores issues relating to:

  • intellectual disability (profound, moderate to severe, and mild)
  • sensory impairments
  • orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders, health impairments, and traumatic brain injury
  • oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • communication disorders (speech, grammar and comprehension, semantics and pragmatics), and autism spectrum disorder
  • specific learning disorders with impairment in reading, written expression and mathematics, and developmental co-ordination disorder.

Educating Special Students will be of interest to all those studying special education, professionals, and others committed to seeking the best provision for special students.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Preface  About the author  1. Special education and effective provision  2. Impairment in reading  3. Impairment in written expression  4. Impairment in mathematics  5. Developmental co-ordination disorder  6. Disruptive behaviour disorders  7. Depressive disorders and anxiety disorders  8. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  9. Speech disorders  10. Disorders of grammar and comprehension  11. Disorders of semantics and pragmatics  12. Autism spectrum disorder  13. Orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders  14. Health impairments  15. Traumatic brain injury  16. Hearing impairment  17. Visual impairment  18. Deafblindness  19. Mild intellectual disability  20. Moderate and severe intellectual disability  21. Profound intellectual disability   22. Elements of provision  Appendix 1. Body basics  Appendix 2. Brain and nervous system basics  Appendix 3. Organisations  Bibliography  Index

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Michael Farrell is a widely published private special education consultant. His most recent titles include Looking into Special Education and New Perspectives in Special Education.