'Michael Farrell offers well sourced overviews of the conflicting and contradictory advice that is available to schools, suggests a variety of solutions to challenges, empowering the reader to make their own choices.' - Carol Smart, Special Needs Information Press
Fully updated with the latest research and advice on best practice, this new edition of The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Sensory and Physical Impairments covers a range of conditions that cause learning difficulties for children, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, deafblindness, orthopaedic impairment, motor disorders and health impairments, as well as a brand new chapter on traumatic brain injury.
Teachers are likely to meet children with varying types and degrees of sensory and physical impairments. This comprehensive guide equips you with informed and practical strategies to ensure that all pupils are included and provided for in the best possible way. The new edition has also been adapted to be more widely relevant to readers in different countries, focusing more on the strategies that work regardless of national context.
Writing in his popular accessible style, Michael Farrell suggests the best ways of dealing with a variety of conditions, always with practical classroom situations in mind. In each section, the book:
- explains the legal contexts
- looks at the range of provision
- suggests intervention and support strategies
- gives points for reflection and suggested further reading.
Highly accessible and authoritative, this book provides teachers with an invaluable resource to help you create a truly inclusive classroom.
Table of Contents
1. What are Sensory and Physical Impairments? 2. Visual Impairment 3. Hearing Impairment 4. Deafblindness 5. Orthopaedic Impairment and Motor Disorders 6. Health Impairments 7. Traumatic Brain Injury 8. Conclusion
Michael Farrell is a special education consultant working with schools, local authorities, voluntary organisations, universities and others in Britain and abroad. He has published extensively in this field.