Special Education

Engaging learners with complex learning difficulties and disabilities a resource book for teachers and teaching assistants

Engaging learners with complex learning difficulties and disabilities : a resource book for teachers and teaching assistants

by Barry Carpenter

 callnumbericon LC 4704 C36 2015       ED-61630

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest in complex learning patterns, extreme behaviours and a range of socio-medical needs which are new and unfamiliar to many educators. Their combination of issues and layered needs - mental health, relationship, behavioural, physical, medical, sensory, communication and cognitive - mean they often disengage from learning and challenge even our most experienced teachers. This book provides school practitioners and leaders with an approach and resources to engage this often disenfranchized group of children in learning. The Engagement for Learning Framework has been developed and trialled by over 100 educational settings (both special and mainstream) with learners from early years to post-16. It gives practitioners from a range of disciplines a shared means of assessing, recording and developing personalized learning pathways and demonstrating progression for these children. The focus on inquiry means that however complex a young person's needs, educators will be able to apply the approach. This practical and engaging book provides literature, tools and case study examples outlining who children and young people with CLDD are, why their engagement for learning is important and how the Engagement for Learning Framework can be used effectively by teachers and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for these children.

 

Essentials of gifted assessment

Essentials of gifted assessment

by Steven I. Pfeiffer

 callnumbericon LC 3993.2 P53 2015       ED-61759       ED-61891

Language: English  

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2015]

Summary:     "A comprehensive guide to identifying and supporting uniquely bright and talented learners. Early identification and intervention greatly benefits gifted students who may otherwise never realize their full potential. Essentials of Gifted Assessment is an evidence-based overview of what makes students gifted, how giftedness is best identified, and strategies for promoting achievement in high-ability students"--Back cover.

Evidence based practice and intellectual disabilities

Evidence-based practice and intellectual disabilities

by Peter Sturmey; Robert Didden

 callnumbericon HV 3004 E95 2014       ED-61762

Language: English  

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

Summary:     Maladaptive behaviors and psychiatric disorders are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities. In clinical practice as well as in scientific literature much attention is given to the diagnosis, analysis and treatment of such disorders. Evidence-based practice (EBP) has become an important international movement in psychotherapy, and recent years have shown an increased focus on - and need for - the use of EBP in treatment in the field of intellectual disabilities.

Evidence based treatment for children with autism the CARD model

Evidence-based treatment for children with autism : the CARD model

by Doreen Granpeesheh

 callnumbericon RJ 506 A9 E83 2014     ED-61763

Language: English  

Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014

Summary:     This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment-the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs.

Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior a practical handbook

Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior : a practical handbook

by Robert E. O'Neill; Richard W. Albin; Keith Storey; Robert H. Horner; Jeffrey R. Sprague

 callnumbericon RC 473 B43 F87 2015       ED-61769

Edition:   3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, [2015]

Summary:     This guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and other readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs.

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