Educating Special Children: An introduction to provision for pupils with disabilities and disorders, 2nd Edition

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Michael Farrell

Educating Special Children
332 pages
ISBN: 9780415523707

Educating Special Children is the definitive guide to evidence-based practice and professionally informed approaches in provision for special children. Now in its second edition, this book outlines ideas of best practice that relate to various disabilities and disorders and helpfully discusses what might constitute effective provision. International in its scope, it explores issues surrounding:

  • communication disorders and autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • developmental co-ordination disorders
  • reading, writing and mathematics disorders
  • disorders of conduct, anxiety and depression
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • mild, moderate to severe, and profound cognitive impairment
  • sensory impairments
  • orthopaedic and motor disabilities, health impairments and traumatic brain injury.

This new edition has also been updated to cover:

  • entitlement to special education
  • global examples of distinctive provision
  • raising standards in your setting
  • basic brain anatomy and physiology
  • ‘thinking points’ and further reading list for reflection.

Educating Special Children will be of interest to all students of special education, professionals and others interested in gaining an understanding in the challenging field of offering provision for special children.

Table of Contents



About the author

  1. Classification and provision
  2. Entitlement to provision
  3. Profound cognitive impairment
  4. Moderate and severe cognitive impairment
  5. Mild cognitive impairment
  6. Hearing impairment
  7. Visual impairment
  8. Deafblindness
  9. Orthopaedic impairment and motor disorders
  10. Health impairments
  11. Traumatic brain injury
  12. Disruptive behaviour disorders
  13. Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders
  14. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  15. Communication disorders: Speech
  16. Communication disorders: Grammar and comprehension
  17. Communication disorders: Semantics and pragmatics
  18. Autism
  19. Developmental co-ordination disorder
  20. Reading disorder
  21. Disorder of written expression
  22. Mathematics disorder
  23. Elements of special provision
  24. Learning from examples of evidence based practice
  25. Refining provision to raise standards

Appendix: Brain basics