Educating Special Children

An introduction to provision for pupils with disabilities and disorders, 2nd Edition

By Michael Farrell

© 2012 – Routledge

332 pages

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About the Book

Educating Special Children is the definitive guide to evidence-based practice and professionally informed approaches in provision for special children. Now in its second edition, this book outlines ideas of best practice that relate to various disabilities and disorders and helpfully discusses what might constitute effective provision. International in its scope, it explores issues surrounding:

  • communication disorders and autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • developmental co-ordination disorders
  • reading, writing and mathematics disorders
  • disorders of conduct, anxiety and depression
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • mild, moderate to severe, and profound cognitive impairment
  • sensory impairments
  • orthopaedic and motor disabilities, health impairments and traumatic brain injury.

This new edition has also been updated to cover:

  • entitlement to special education
  • global examples of distinctive provision
  • raising standards in your setting
  • basic brain anatomy and physiology
  • ‘thinking points’ and further reading list for reflection.

Educating Special Children will be of interest to all students of special education, professionals and others interested in gaining an understanding in the challenging field of offering provision for special children.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements About the author 1. Classification and provision 2. Entitlement to provision 3. Profound cognitive impairment 4. Moderate and severe cognitive impairment 5. Mild cognitive impairment 6. Hearing impairment 7. Visual impairment 8. Deafblindness 9. Orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders 10. Health impairments 11. Traumatic brain injury 12. Disruptive behaviour disorders 13. Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders 14. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 15. Communication disorders: Speech 16. Communication disorders: Grammar and comprehension 17. Communication disorders: Semantics and pragmatics 18. Autism 19. Developmental co-ordination disorder 20. Reading disorder 21. Disorder of written expression 22. Mathematics disorder 23. Elements of special provision 24. Learning from examples of evidence based practice 25. Refining provision to raise standards Appendix: Brain basics Glossary 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 extensively with Routledge with recent titles including Debating Special Education, New Perspectives in Special Education and all three second edition titles in the Effective Teacher's Guide series.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDU026010
EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders
EDU026020
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
EDU026050
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities