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The Effective Teacher's Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties (Cognitive Impairments)

Practical strategies, 2nd Edition

By Michael Farrell


96 pages

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This updated second edition of The Effective Teachers Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties (Cognitive Impairments) has been restructured and expanded to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the busy teacher.

This new edition is highly relevant and contextualized, drawing on the curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, resources, therapy and care and school and classroom organisation. It is accessible and practical in approach yet offers the necessary underpinning of research and professional knowledge to enable the teacher to be self-critical in developing classroom approaches.

The book accessibly and thoroughly discusses the classroom difficulties associated with:

  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
  • Profound cognitive impairment
  • Conditions associated with cognitive impairment.

A much needed source of knowledge for teachers, students on initial teacher training courses, school managers, and administrators, this book will be of interest to anyone who supports children and young people with cognitive impairments.


'The book gave a very good overview of this area of special education. I felt that Michael Farrell touched on all of the key issues in teaching these students and suggested some key strategies for resolving these issues. It could therefore be an excellent springboard for exploring how to effectively teach this cohort of students. I would certainly recommend it to anyone working in the area of general learning difficulties and I think it would be particularly useful to new teachers.' - Patricia Mehigan, Teacher and reviewer for REACH - The Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Mild cognitive impairment Chapter 3. Moderate to severe cognitive impairment Chapter 4. Profound cognitive impairment Chapter 5. Conditions and factors associated with cognitive impairment Chapter 6. Summary and conclusion Bibliography Index

About the Author

Michael Farrell is a widely published private special education consultant. He works with children, families, schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities and government ministries. He has published books extensively with Routledge, with recent titles including The Special Education Handbook: An A–Z Guide (fourth edition) and Debating Special Education.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General