Originally published in 1989. This book is designed as an introduction to the field of special education for all those students and professionals – teachers, social workers, psychologists, medical officers, nurses, speech therapists and others – who encounter children with special needs.
The authors first discuss current legislation in its historical context and draw attention to the major issues and controversies. They go on to analyse a variety of learning difficulties. Physical and sensory disabilities, emotional and behavioural problems, may all give rise to special educational needs. The book then considers how children’s special needs may be met in terms of curriculum, resources and provisions. It concludes with some prognostications and a critical review of current practice.
Introduction; 1. The Changing Concept of Special Education 2. Learning Difficulties 3. Why Do Learning Difficulties Occur? 4. Physical and Sensory Disorders and Disabilities 5. Maladjustment, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 6. Some Behaviour Problems of Social Concern 7. Meeting Special Educational Needs 8. Meeting Special Educational Needs – The Wider Context 9. Conclusions: Future Trends; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1951 and 1999, amalgamates a wide breadth of literature on Special Educational Needs, with a particular focus on inclusivity, class management and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of Education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.