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Choosing a school for a child with special needs

Author: Ruth Birnbaum
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Birnbaum
ISBN: 9781843109877 1843109875
OCLC Number: 432408029
Description: pages cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. Explanatory Terms. Introduction. Part 1 - Looking at Specific Definitions of Special Educational Needs. 1. The Definition of Special Educational Needs. 2. Communication and Interaction. 3. Cognition and Learning. 4. Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development. 5. Sensory and Physical Needs. 6. Complex Needs. 7. Medical Needs and School Trips. 8. The Current Law on Special Educational Needs. Part 2 - Understanding the Background. 9. Understanding the Child's Needs and the Role of Assessment by a Psychologist. 10. How to Draw Up a List of Schools. 11. Getting the Right Documents. Part 3 - Setting Up a Visit. 12. How to Set Up a Visit. 13. Looking at the Physical School Environment in General. 14. Looking at the Classroom Environment. 15. Making a Record of the School Visit. Part 4 - Looking at Specific Provision/Intervention. 16. Teaching for Specific Learning Difficulties. 17. Intervention for Sensory Needs. 18. Autistic Provision. 19. Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Play Therapy and Psychotherapy. 20. Counselling and Mentoring. 21. Speech and Language Therapy. 22. Occupational Therapy. 23. Physiotherapy. Part 5 - Other Important Issues to Consider. 24. Integration and Inclusion. 25. Religious Beliefs, Co-Education, Small Classes, School Size and Transition. 26. Equality and Discrimination. Part 6 - Different School Models. 27. Mainstream Schools. 28. Special Units in Mainstream Schools. 29. Special Schools. 30. Dual Placements. 31. Pupil Referral Units. 32. Residential Schools. 33. Home Education. 34. Hospital Schools. 35. Studio Schools and Virtual Schools. Part 7 - Summary. 36. Evaluating the Findings. Bibliography. Resources and Useful Organisations. Websites. Index
Responsibility: Ruth Birnbaum.

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