326 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics provides an engaging and comprehensive overview of special educational, and additional support, needs in education contexts in the UK. The third edition of this bestselling publication covers the historical development of special provision and national policy-making, and summarises current and proposed legislation and statutory guidance across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, examining the fundamental principles of the field from policy to practice.
Additional focus is given to recent legislation in England extending the age range of young people identified as experiencing difficulties from birth to 25 years, and the implications this has for practice. Fully updated to incorporate recent research evidence, this indispensable book covers essential features of policy and practice that teachers need to consider in and outside of the classroom, including:
This is an ideal starting point for all those with questions about what constitutes special educational, or additional support, needs and disability and how to support those children and young people who experience such needs. It is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers, policy-makers and all those working with young people and their families.
'Valuable to teachers and school management'
Gavin Reid, Independent Educational Psychologist, UK and Canada
'This new edition clearly updates and reflects how … changes in law and policy must continue to influence effective classroom and school practices.'
Mere Berryman, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Introduction. Frames of reference: special or additional educational needs and disability, learning and behaviour
Chapter 1 Models of human learning. Behaviourist, constructivist and eco-systemic approaches
Chapter 2 Special educational, or additional support, needs and disability. Evolution of the field
Chapter 3 Understanding and addressing difficulties in communication and interaction
Chapter 4 Understanding and addressing difficulties in cognition and learning
Chapter 5 Understanding and addressing difficulties in social, emotional and mental health
Chapter 6 Understanding and addressing sensory and/or physical difficulties and needs
Chapter 7 Assessment and planning for learners with special educational, or additional support, needs
Chapter 8 The wider children’s workforce associated with special educational needs provision
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.