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Educating Special Students

An introduction to provision for learners with disabilities and disorders, 3rd Edition

By Michael Farrell


324 pages

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Educating Special Students is the definitive guide toevidence 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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities