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Sensory needs are being recognised as a vital part of learning, development and engagement within the classroom and are being…used more often to make education both accessible and fun. To harness the full potential of sensory supports, using these strategies correctly is key!This is the essential guide to using sensory strategies successfully with school children, from occupational therapist, Kim Griffin, who has 20 years of experience supporting sensory needs.As you make your way through the book, you will be joined by Isla and Noah, two children whose stories will help illustrate how information in the book can be used practically. In addition, the book includes personal anecdotes from Kim, links to further reading, reflective questions and teacher perspectives to show how a teacher might use the information in the classroom. These features will help you easily identify sensory needs and use sensory tools effectively.
ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction--from Childhood through Adulthood
By Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey. 2021
A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of…the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction&“An inspired road map for living with a distractible brain . . . If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your shelf. It will give you courage and hope.&”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising CainWorld-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey literally &“wrote the book&” on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestseller, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way.Now, most people have heard of ADHD and know someone who may have it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside: Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD. Also unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action. In ADHD 2.0, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this &“variable attention trait,&” draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD, including• Find the right kind of difficult. Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to an individual&’s unique strengths.• Reimagine environment. What specific elements to look for—at home, at school, or in the workplace—to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind.• Embrace innate neurological tendencies. Take advantage of new findings about the brain&’s default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for people with ADHD.• Tap into the healing power of connection. Tips for establishing and maintaining positive connection &“the other Vitamind C&” and the best antidote to the negativity that plagues so many people with ADHD.• Consider medication. Gets the facts about the underlying chemistry, side effects, and proven benefits of all the pharmaceutical options. As inspiring as it is practical, ADHD 2.0 will help you tap into the power of this mercurial condition and find the key that unlocks potential.
Hanging Out and Hanging On: From the Projects to the Campus
By Elsa Nunez. 2014
This book chronicles the progress of students from Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut, who are enrolled in the Dual College Enrollment…Program (DCEP) at Eastern Connecticut State University. <p><p>“Hanging Out” sets the stage for describing the program by first reaching back in time to tell of Dr. Núñez’s own beginnings in Puerto Rico and Newark, New Jersey, of her struggles as a non-English speaking elementary school student and her triumphs in high school and college. The next section of the book describes the lives of Latinos in Connecticut and the social, economic, and educational challenges they have faced over time. Her personal experiences and desire to improve the lives of the underprivileged led Dr. Núñez to create the DCEP Program. <p><p>Through the words of faculty and staff and the personal accounts of six DCEP students, you will read stories of desperation and hope, of struggle and triumph, of heart-breaking failure and stunning success. We hope their story can serve as a model for other communities to follow.
Inclusion and Diversity: Communities and Practices Across the World
By Santoshi Halder, Garry Squires. 2023
This volume presents a comprehensive overview of inclusion and diversity in education across the globe. It examines how more inclusive…education systems can be built and covers areas and topics such as disability studies, sexual minorities, and indigenous communities, marginalized communities among others. The book presents perspectives of experienced and cutting-edge researchers on inclusive practices that facilitates participation, equity, and access from across countries such as India, the USA, Australia, the UK, Canada, South Africa, Japan, Pakistan, Rome, Hungary, Sweden, and others. It discusses how spoken language, race, gender, and religion contribute to inclusion and marginalization. The volume also explores ideas on how schools and educational systems can respond to diversity-related issues, and the lessons learned about how to improve capacities for further inclusion. Additionally, it provides a holistic understanding of the classroom practices and interventions adopted to handle the problems of students with diverse needs. The book volume facilitates understanding of the broader spectrum of various diversities existing in our society and also the strategic pathways for their inclusion. This incisive and comprehensive volume will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers of education, inclusion and diversity, equity and access, disability studies, educational psychology, social work, sociology, and anthropology. It will also be useful for teacher training course, and anyone who is associated with or working in the field of diversity and inclusion.
El arte de no encajar: Lo que pasa cuando el autismo llega a casa
By Noemí Navarro. 2023
El libro testimonial de @Noemimisma Este es el libro que a Noemí le hubiera gustado tener entre las manos el…día en que a su hijo Mateo le diagnosticaron TEA. Y el libro que la habría ayudado a entender su propio caso cuando, al cabo del tiempo, descubrió que también ella era una persona con autismo. ¿Cómo gestionar la incertidumbre? ¿Cómo afrontar el miedo que sientes como madre? ¿Cómo tratarlo con los hermanos? ¿Y con la pareja? ¿Qué decirle a la gente que quiere ayudar, pero no sabe cómo? ¿Qué recursos hay? Pero en él no solo nos habla de esta realidad, sino que hace un recorrido por su vida y su maternidad. En forma de entrevista, este potente memoir lleno de entresijos emocionales pretende inspirar y ayudar con herramientas y recursos a todos aquellos lectores que tengan cerca un ser querido neurodivergente, para que -como declara la autora- «hagan de la vida de ambos una vida plena».
The architecture of disability: Buildings, cities, and landscapes beyond access
By David Gissen. 2023
Disability critiques of architecture usually emphasize the need for modification and increased access, but The Architecture of Disability calls for…a radical reorientation of this perspective by situating experiences of impairment as a new foundation for the built environment. With its provocative proposal for "the construction of disability," this book fundamentally reconsiders how we conceive of and experience disability in our world. Stressing the connection between architectural form and the capacities of the human body, David Gissen demonstrates how disability haunts the history and practice of architecture. Examining various historic sites, landscape designs, and urban spaces, he deconstructs the prevailing functionalist approach to accommodating disabled people in architecture and instead asserts that physical capacity is essential to the conception of all designed space. By recontextualizing the history of architecture through the discourse of disability, Gissen presents a unique challenge to current modes of architectural practice, theory, and education. Envisioning an architectural design that fully integrates disabled persons into its production, it advocates for looking beyond traditional notions of accessibility and shows how certain incapacities can offer us the means to positively reimagine the roots of architecture
I Dream He Talks to Me: A Memoir of Learning How to Listen
By Allison Moorer. 2021
When Allison&’s son, John Henry, stopped using his growing vocabulary just before his second birthday, she knew in her bones…that something was shifting. In the years since his autism diagnosis, Allison and John Henry have embarked on an intense journey filled with the adventure, joy, heartbreak, confusion, and powerful love lessons that are the hallmarks of a quest for understanding.In I Dream He Talks to Me, Allison details the meltdowns and the moments of grace, and how the mundane expectations of a parent turn into extraordinary achievements. The saying goes, &“If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism&”; no two stories are alike, and yet there are universal truths that apply to all parent-child relationships. With gorgeous prose, Allison shares her and John Henry&’s experience while also creating a riveting narrative that will speak to anyone who parents—and who has questioned their own ability to do so. An exploration of resilience and compassion—both for ourselves and for others—I Dream He Talks to Me is also a moving meditation on our place in the world and how we get there; what words mean, what they don&’t; and, ultimately, how we truly express ourselves and truly know those whom we love.
True Partnerships in SEND: Working Together to Give Children, Families and Professionals a Voice (nasen spotlight)
By Becky Edwards, Heather Green. 2023
Drawing from first-hand discussions and interviews, this essential guide offers an in-depth, realistic overview of bringing up a child with…complex and specific needs to enhance current practice and collaborative work with parents. This book supports the development of effective child-centred planning and family-centred approaches, by using the expert voices and lived experiences of parents to inform critical discussion and build the skills of professionals. Chapters provide strategies, guidance and suggestions to strengthen effective partnership work with parents, children and young people. Scenarios, key takeaways and questions for discussion are also woven throughout, offering a greater understanding of the barriers faced by parents of children with SEND and encouraging the reader to consider how they can more effectively co-produce with families. True Partnerships in SEND uses the voice of the parent and their lived experiences as the basis for narrative, research and discussion and includes wider concepts that can inform positive parent-professional interactions globally. It will be essential reading for SENCOs, teachers and other education professionals working with children with SEND and their families.
Learning to read and having access to a rich reading curriculum has a huge impact upon us both emotionally and…academically. so how can we ensure that it is seen as an entitlement of all learners, including those defined as having profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and the most complex needs? This accessible book provides professionals with the knowledge and confidence to develop reading for all learners. It integrates the latest ideas and research into a practical framework to create an inclusive reading curriculum and support learners across the whole education spectrum, including those with the most complex needs. Each chapter includes a mixture of research, strategies, and case study examples, demonstrating how reading supports both wellbeing and access to learning and - with stories - provides a versatile vehicle to build on vocabulary and expand our ability to think and learn about our place in the world. Teaching Reading to All Learners Including Those with Complex Needs is essential reading for both new and experienced teachers and special educational needs and disabilities coordinators (SENDCo)s looking to develop an inclusive reading curriculum and culture which will positively impact on the outcomes of all young people.
'I no longer try to mask my autism; I now work to support my autism'It is a myth that autistic…children grow into 'less autistic' adults. In fact, many autistic adults feel more overwhelmed as they age as the stresses of social demands such as relationships, parenting, or the work environment increase.Niamh Garvey offers tips and tricks designed to reduce sensory and emotional stress and look after your autistic self. From understanding what's happening when the stress response kicks in to using the 'detective habit' to spot your individual strengths and triggers. What's more, every element of this book can be personalised to you.Featuring strategies including 'quick calm plans' for managing triggers and lived-experience advice on understanding emotional regulation, coping with sensory overload and how to look after your senses during intimacy, this guide is here to ensure that you don't just survive adulthood, you thrive in it.
Sensory Parenting for Sensory Children
By Tanya Van Dalen. 2023
When your child dysregulates, half the battle is managing your own response. In the moment, you're at the mercy of…many competing feelings: embarrassment, fear, panic, exhaustion. Being able to recognise your own triggers and behaviours in order to stay calm and provide the best support to your child, is not a skill that comes easily. Helping parents and carers to reflect on themselves, think about how they manage sensory meltdowns and give them some simple ideas on how to manage their own emotions in order to help their child, this is a short and simple guide for those that parent or care for a child with sensory needs, or a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Drawing on Porges' polyvagal theory, and using easy-to-follow animal analogies, this will empower parents to build empathy for their child, and themselves.
High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms
By James McLeskey, Lawrence Maheady, Bonnie Billingsley, Mary T. Brownell, and Timothy J. Lewis. 2022
High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms, Second Edition offers a set of practices that are integral to the support of…student learning, and that can be systematically taught, learned, and implemented by those entering the teaching profession. In this second edition, chapters have been fully updated to reflect changes in the field since its original publication, and feature all new examples illustrating the use of HLPs and incorporating culturally responsive practices. Focused primarily on Tiers 1 and 2—or work that mostly occurs with students with mild to moderate disabilities in general education classrooms—this powerful, research-based resource provides rich, practical information highly suitable for teachers, and additionally useful for teacher educators and teacher preparation programs.
Activist Affordances: How Disabled People Improvise More Habitable Worlds
By Arseli Dokumaci. 2023
For people who are living with disability, including various forms of chronic diseases and chronic pain, daily tasks like lifting…a glass of water or taking off clothes can be difficult if not impossible. In Activist Affordances, Arseli Dokumacı draws on ethnographic work with differently disabled people whose ingenuity, labor, and artfulness allow them to achieve these seemingly simple tasks. Dokumacı shows how they use improvisation to imagine and bring into being more habitable worlds through the smallest of actions and the most fleeting of movements---what she calls “activist affordances.” Even as an environment shrinks to a set of constraints rather than opportunities, the improvisatory space of performance opens up to allow disabled people to imagine that same environment otherwise. Dokumacı shows how disabled people’s activist affordances present the potential for a more liveable and accessible world for all of us.
Lily Bell: Worthy of Love
By Amanda Thackeray. 2019
Lily Bell: Worthy of Love is timeless fable written for children yet touches the heart of all ages, especially those…with special needs who long to be included. It is a story of a frail yet determined dove named Lily Bell who is unable to fly. With the help of her family and some unlikely friends, she journeys through the forest to finally find what she has been searching for: her purpose and worth. Lily Bell realizes that she can do all of the things with her friends, just in a different way.The moral of the story is we are all wonderfully made with a unique purpose and plan for our lives. Through our brokenness or “imperfections,” we are able to help others. With the “perfect” self-image being projected on to today’s generation, the story of Lily Bell: Worthy of Love is a heart-warming, uplifting, and relevant change that delivers a strong message of acceptance, friendship, and courage in a way that children will understand and adults will appreciate: we are all worthy of love.
You Are Extraordinary
By Craig Johnson, Samantha Johnson. 2019
In You Are Extraordinary, Craig and Samantha Johnson use fun rhymes and colorful pictures to celebrate kids who have unique challenges…and gifts. Every page in this book focuses on a different ability or diverse circumstance, such as autism, different ethnicities, unique sizes and body types, physical limitations, cancer, adoptions, and more. You Are Extraordinary is an inspiring reminder to treat others with kindness and live out the truth that you are loved! And a letter to parents at the beginning of the book will encourage parents and caregivers and remind them that they're not alone.As the parents of a child with special needs, Craig and Samantha Johnson understand that kids who are a bit different from others sometimes need extra reassurance that God has an amazing purpose for them—not just despite their differences but because of them! The authors are the founders of Champions Club, an international ministry of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, for kids, teens, and adults with special needs. Joel Osteen, the senior pastor of Lakewood, is one of the many well-known supporters of Champions Clubs around the country.With its fun and uplifting message, You Are Extraordinary reminds children and adults alike that the world is a beautiful place when we treat everyone as the exceptional people they are!
Eres extraordinario - Bilingüe
By Craig Johnson, Samantha Johnson. 2020
Cada niño necesita saber que él o ella es excepcional, amado y tiene un propósito. Padres de un niño con…autismo, Craig y Samantha Johnson entienden que los niños que son un poco diferentes a los demás a veces necesitan una mayor seguridad de que Dios tiene un propósito increíble para ellos, no solo a pesar de sus diferencias, sino por ellas.En Eres extraordinario, el pastor Craig y Samantha usan rimas divertidas y dibujos coloridos para celebrar a todos los niños, incluidos los niños que tienen desafíos y dones únicos. Cada página de este libro se enfoca en una habilidad o circunstancia diferente, como el autismo, el síndrome de Down, diferentes etnias, tamaños y tipos de cuerpo únicos, limitaciones físicas, cáncer, adopciones y más. Y una carta a los padres al comienzo del libro animará a los padres y cuidadores y les recordará que no están solos.Los autores son los fundadores de Champion Club, un ministerio internacional de la Iglesia Lakewood en Houston, Texas, para niños, adolescentes y adultos con necesidades especiales. Joel Osteen, el pastor principal de Lakewood, es uno de los muchos partidarios conocidos de los Clubes de Campeones de todo el país.Eres extraordinario ayuda a promover la inclusión en escuelas, iglesias y grupos sociales. Este es un libro que los padres, abuelos, maestros de escuela dominical y mentores les darán a los niños que tienen circunstancias especiales, así como a los que no, como un recordatorio de que todas las personas son extraordinarias y que Dios nos llama a ser amables y atentos.Es un libro perfecto para las Casas Ronald McDonald, los atletas de Olimpiadas Especiales, los eventos de Joni and Friends, los participantes de Best Buddies, los grupos de apoyo a la adopción, las campañas contra el acoso escolar y las asociaciones locales de síndrome de Down o autismo.Con su mensaje educativo, divertido y edificante, Eres extraordinario recuerda a los niños y adultos que el mundo es un lugar hermoso cuando tratamos a todos como las personas excepcionales que son.
Des athlètes époustouflants
By Marie-Claude Ouellet. 2021
Les Jeux paralympiques, troisième plus grand événement sportif mondial, sont prévus pour l’été 2021 et l’hiver 2022. Premier livre canadien…sur le sujet, le documentaire Des athlètes époustouflants propose aux enfants de découvrir le mouvement sportif, à travers les parcours impressionnants d’athlètes paralympiques canadiens. Chantal Petitclerc, Benoît Huot, Alison Levine, Ahmad Zeividavi et plusieurs autres nous racontent leurs exploits, les difficultés qu’ils ont rencontrées, et nous en apprennent davantage sur les parasports et leurs particularités. Créé en collaboration avec le Comité paralympique canadien, Des athlètes époustouflants met de l’avant le mouvement paralympique qui permet de changer la perception de l’excellence, de la diversité et du handicap à travers le monde. C’est un livre à placer entre toutes les mains, afin de faire découvrir aux enfants, en situation de handicap ou non, des nouveaux modèles inspirants.
The Routledge Handbook of Inclusive Education for Teacher Educators: Issues, Considerations, and Strategies
By Santoshi Halder, Shakila Dada and Rashida Banerjee. 2023
This handbook provides foundational, conceptual, and practical knowledge and understanding of inclusive education and special needs education. It highlights the…need for preparing special educators and teachers for inclusive classrooms to effectively cater to the needs of students with diverse needs in various low-, middle-, and high-income countries globally. It demonstrates various evidence-based and practice-based strategies required to create classrooms inclusive of diverse learners. While tracing the historical trajectory of the foundational underpinnings, philosophical bases, and crucial issues associated with inclusive education, this book presents a future roadmap and pathways through case instances and in-depth discussions to share with educators how they can strengthen their bases and make learning more inclusive in their context. It also provides an overview of the different models of assessment and their applications in the analysis of children in inclusive classroom settings. Comprehensive, accessible, and nuanced, this handbook will be of immense interest and benefit to teachers, educators, special educators, students, scholars, and researchers in the areas of social inclusion, education, special needs education, educational psychology, technology for inclusion, disability studies, among other related disciplines. It will be extremely beneficial for academicians, teacher educators, special educators, and those interested in professional teacher training courses.
Packed full of practical tips to use in the classroom, case studies to provide theoretical grounding and ideas to improve…inclusion, Teaching Adult Learners with Dyslexia and English as an Additional Language covers all the key areas necessary to ensure inclusive and effective teaching practice in higher and further education settings. This book provides a coherent framework for those looking to develop their knowledge and skills in this challenging area and explores key areas such as: teaching and learning strategies, differentiation, assessment, feedback and supporting students using technology. It provides a unique insight into how to develop a thorough understanding of the needs of learners and the principles and practices of how to meet those needs within a classroom setting. This is an essential introductory book for anyone working or training to work in either Further or Higher Education and who wishes to develop knowledge and skills in the challenging area of supporting and teaching adult EAL learners with learning differences.
Stuttering Perspectives: A Journey Through Research, Treatment, Controversies, and Personal Accounts
By Dale F. Williams. 2023
Stuttering Perspectives is a highly engaging book that interweaves discussion and research about stuttering with personal accounts. Written in a…reader-friendly and informal style, the book considers stuttering from a variety of angles, providing the reader with a nuanced and holistic view. In this way, topics such as therapy, support groups, listener reactions, and many others are not only explained within the context of current research, but also illustrated with lively examples demonstrating the stuttering experience. Fully updated in its second edition, the book includes new stories, additional discussion questions, and inclusion of contemporary stuttering issues not contained in the original version. This book is highly relevant reading for speech and language professionals, as well as students of communication sciences and disorders. It will also be of great interest to people who stutter and anyone with an interest in fluency disorders.