Children and Learning Difficulties is written to enable educators and parents to understand the nature of learning disability so they in turn can transform the capabilities of all children who struggle with learning. A specific learning disability occurs when difficulty with reading, writing, or mathematics actively interferes with success in school or college. Most individuals with a learning disability are bright, intelligent and creative yet struggle with formal learning. This book discusses how to identify the exact nature of a learning diability, outlines procedures for assessment and diagnosis, and suggests methods that have been proven to be effective. Practical guidelines and resources are available for teachers, educators and parents. The book is an invaluable resource and tool for all educators and families who are looking for answers to their questions.
Presents an overview of the education of learning disabled children, covering such topics as early identification and intervention, socal and behavioral issues, teaching strategies, and accommodation and support of students.
The 2nd edition of Peter Westwood's best-selling Teaching and Learning Difficulties addresses recent initiatives around effective teaching, the greater focus on teaching standards, and the increasing importance of teachers' level of expertise and depth of subject knowledge. It presents evidence-based methods for teaching, aligned with the Australian Curriculum, and references the most recent policies, practices and research literature on effective teaching strategies and approaches. Teaching and Learning Difficulties provides guidance on teaching students that encounter difficulties in a number of learning areas, including science, social studies, history, geography and environmental education. Using a cross-curricular perspective, it explores multiple teacher-directed and student-centred instructional approaches for classroom use, highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and specific aspects of each one. It also examines the impact of classroom interactions that influence learning, suggests strategies for reducing learning failure and enhancing students' progress, and presents a 'big picture' perspective on teaching and learning difficulties. In the Learning Difficulties series, Peter Westwood evaluates, summarises and presents research, strategies and best-practice methodologies for working with students that have learning difficulties in particular subject areas. Rigorous yet accessible, the titles in this series provide teachers with the knowledge, data and direction they need to develop their skills and meet student needs.
Provides up-to-date information on learning disabilities and the role of research in discovering underlying causes and effective treatments. Describes treatment options, strategies for coping and sources of information and support.
This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.
Written with the busy practitioner in mind, the author draws on his extensive specialist knowledge to offer a sensible, workable and practical approach for any teacher who wishes to understand and promote effective classroom inclusion for children with learning difficulties. Concentrating on the realities of teaching and learning, this book: places learning difficulties in the context of policy and law examines and explains the relevant terms and definitions puts forward suggestions for provision looks at ways of assessing and raising achievement offers strategies to develop an inclusive, responsive environment.
The authors recognize that there are tensions, especially the difficulty of validating research on small varied populations in a wide range of schools, community, and other settings. The book will help readers to critically evaluate the implications of research reports for their own practice and will enable them to: Access research in learning difficulties, drawing on other disciplines Understand different types of research methodology and their strengths and limitations Examine the constraints on methodology because of the characteristics of the field Understand the particular issues of small-scale research and participatory research Explore new methodologies that are developing in the field
Helping students with learning difficulties has been a perennial issue in special education in Hong Kong. Strong interest in this area has always come from teachers, educators, counsellors, and administrators who realize that these students present a unique challenge to our entire educational system. The authors address in this book the important questions in the field with reference to the Hong Kong setting. This book will be a good introduction to special education in Hong Kong. It is intended to be a source book for practitioners and educators who want a better understanding of the current issues and strategies in helping students with learning difficulties.
Looking Beyond the Label to Assess the Whole Child
Author: Christine MacIntyre
Publisher: Psychology Press
By highlighting the myriad of over-laps between learning difficulties, as well as questioning many assumptions about certain conditions, the authors of this book take a uniquely holistic angle on inclusive education.