Identifying and Supporting Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

Looking Beyond the Label to Assess the Whole Child

Author: Christine MacIntyre

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 111

View: 959

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.

Learning and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 636

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.

Learning Disabilities

Author: Sharyn Neuwirth

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Learning disabilities

Page: 38

View: 788

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.

Children and Learning Difficulties

Author: Onita Nakra

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 838

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.

Reading and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

Author: Peter Stuart Westwood

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 344

This book is a guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children. It presents various research-supported approaches to teaching, explains why learning problems sometimes occur, and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.-- back cover, ed.

Dyslexia and other learning difficulties

Author: Mark Selikowitz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 240

Dyslexia and other learning difficulties: The Facts addresses problems many intelligent children face who, while having normal IQ levels, still struggle to learn in the classroom setting. A short attention span, restlessness, an inability to write clearly, and reading comprehension well below age level are all indicators of learning disabilities, and this book offers a clear and sympathetic guide to the difficulties that parents and teachers face when working with a child with these sorts of obstacles to learning. The book deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, spelling, and arithmetic, but also looks into lesser known conditions like clumsiness, social unease, and hyperactivity. Providing practical advice to parents to help understand their children's difficulties and to help them overcome problems and improve their self-esteem, Dyslexia and other learning difficulties: The Facts also offers a number of suggestions for managing difficult behaviour. This new edition has been fully updated and draws on the most recent research on learning difficulties and some associated disorders and their treatments. It also provides information about electronic and computer aids that are now available to help individuals with learning difficulties. This encouraging approach and easy-to-read style will appeal to parents as well as to professionals who work with children with learning disabilities.

The Effective Teacher's Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Practical Strategies

Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 240

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.

Researching Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Jill Porter

Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 846

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

What Teachers Need to Know about Learning Difficulties

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 105

View: 332

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.