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2nd Edition

Supporting Children with Cerebral Palsy

ISBN 9781138187429
Published August 12, 2016 by David Fulton Publishers
174 Pages

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Book Description

Completely revised and fully updated in light of the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this edition familiarises readers with the specific learning needs of cerebral palsy. Offering practical tips and tried-and-tested strategies from professional practitioners, this accessible guide provides advice on how to meet the needs of young people with cerebral palsy. This new edition presents all of the information practitioners will need to know to deliver outstanding provision for young people with cerebral palsy and support the inclusion of children and young people with cerebral palsy into mainstream schools.

The far-reaching advice found within this guide includes:

  • Planning for a pupil with cerebral palsy
  • Accessing the curriculum, including specific advice on each subject area
  • How to make effective use of support staff
  • Developing independence skills
  • Liaising between home and school
  • Making the transition into adulthood

With accessible materials, such as checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this up-to-date guide will enable teachers and other professionals to feel more confident and effective in the support they can provide.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Legislation and Guidance  1. Legislation and Guidance  2. Moving and Handling in the Workplace  Section: 2 A profile of cerebral palsy and its impact on learning  3. What is cerebral palsy?  4. What does cerebral palsy mean for a child?  5. Two studies of pupils with cerebral palsy  6. Mobility  7. Vision  8. Visual perception  9. Communication  10. Concentration  11. Listening skills  12. Hearing difficulties  13. Medical issues  Section 3: Planning for the pupil  14. Transition from one setting to another  15. Access issues  16. Off site visits  Section 4: Meeting the educational needs of the pupil with cerebral palsy  17. Classroom management  18. Differentiation  19. Maths  20. Literacy  21. Physical Education  22. Accessing the Technology Curriculum  23. Science  24. Art  25. ICT  26. Developing fine motor skills  27. Alternative Recording Strategies  28. Teaching Scribing Skills  29. Assessment  30. One Page Profiles  31. Individual Education Plans  Section 5: Support Staff  32. Support Staff: effective deployment  33. Support Staff: roles and responsibilities  34. Support Staff: guidelines  Section 6: Independence skills  35. Feeding  36. Dressing  37. Toileting  38. Physical management room  Section 7: Pupils and parents  39. Developing self esteem  40. Emotional issues  41. Promoting peer group relationships  42. The emotional aspects of a life with a child with cerebral palsy  43. Siblings of the pupil with cerebral palsy  44. Home/school liaison  Section 8: Transition to adulthood  45. Transition to adulthood  46. Work opportunities  Section 9: Continuing Professional Development  47. Planning for continuing professional development (CPD)  Section 10: Resources, Acknowledgements and contacts  48. Resources to support pupils with cerebral palsy  Appendices  1. Professionals involved with pupil  2. Basic Document Requirements for Disabled Children and Young People  3. Planning for Transition Audit  4. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan  5. Points to consider when planning and risk assessing swimming lessons for a child with physical disability  6. Proforma for an Intimate Care Plan  7. Proforma for an Individual Health Care Plan

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Rob Grayson – Team Leader for the Integrated Physical and Sensory Services, Hull City Council, UK. 

Jillian Wing – Senior Support Teacher for the Integrated Physical and Sensory Services, Hull City Council, UK.

Hannah Tusiine – Senior Support Teacher for the Integrated Physical and Sensory Services, Hull City Council, UK.

Graeme Oxtoby – Senior Moving and Handling Adviser, Hull City Council, UK.

Elizabeth Morling – Series Editor, SEN Consultant and former Head of the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK.