First published in 1973, this book considers the differences between mainstream schools and special educational needs schools, for children with learning disabilities. It contains a wealth of research data, case history material and reference to existing literature, designed to answer many questions which parents, heads, and schoolteachers have asked. Questions considered include whether children with disabilities do as well in ordinary schools as children without, whether they are as happy and well adjusted, and how they fit into the social structure of the class. The book also looks at whether much teasing occurs and how practical difficulties can be overcome.
Acknowledgements; Forward; Author’s Acknowledgements Part I: Delimiting the Problem 1. The Issues at Stake 2. The Children and their Families 3. Placement Problems Part II: The Children in School 4. Social Relationships in School 5. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 6. Social Competence and Overall Social Adjustment 7. School Attainment Part III: Making Ordinary Schools Special 8. Special Arrangements in Ordinary Schools 9. The Integration of Handicapped Children in Scandinavia Schools 10. Concluding Comments; Appendices; Author Index; General Index