This fully revised and updated seventh edition of Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs continues to offer practical advice on evidence-based teaching methods and intervention strategies for helping children with a wide range of disabilities or difficulties. The advice the author provides is embedded within a clear theoretical context and draws on the latest international research and literature from the field. Coverage includes:
- learning difficulties and disabilities
- students with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, physical or health issues, and sensory impairments
- gifted and talented students
- developing social skills and self-management
- behaviour management
- teaching methods
- literacy and numeracy
- curriculum differentiation and adaptive teaching
- computer-based instruction and e-learning.
Peter Westwood also provides additional information and advice on transition from school to employment for students with disabilities, lesson study, e-learning, and computer-aided instruction, and reflects on the important changes made within the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Table of Contents
1. Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties 2. Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism 3. Students with Physical Disabilities or Health Issues 4. Students with Sensory Impairments 5. Gifted and Talented Students 6.Self Management and Self Regulation 7. Managing Classroom Behavious 8. Social Skills and Peer Group Acceptance 9. The Effective Teaching of Reading 10. Intervention for Reading Difficulties 11. problems with Written Language 12. Difficulties with Spelling 13. Numeracy and Basic Mathematical Skills 14. Differentiating the Curriculum and Adapting Instruction 15. Teaching Methods for Genreal and Specific Purposes
Peter Westwood is an education consultant, editor and freelance education writer. .