Literacy Beyond Picture Books

Featuring sample lessons, information on finding age-appropriate materials, and more, this guide helps teachers create thematic units that build literacy skills in students with significant disabilities.

Teacher Research and Special Educational Needs

This book provides case-study research and evaluation in special education needs, carried out by class teachers in ordinary and special schools. They discuss their experience of the problems and possibilities of teacher research and offer advice on information-gathering, analysis and writing up.

Teaching Primary Special Educational Needs

Today, there is increased emphasis on the coverage of special educational needs in initial teacher training. This comprehensive introduction begins by looking at inclusion policy and how barriers to achievement can be removed. The SEN Code of Conduct is explained and detailed guidance on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is included. The book then goes on to give practical advice on the teaching of children with special educational needs in reading, speech and language, the autistic spectrum and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Finally, the book considers the wider context looking at partnerships with parents, carers and professionals in other agencies.


Special Educational Needs in Schools

This new edition of Special Educational Needs in Schools provides a concise but comprehensive overview of key issues in provision for children with special needs in schools, emphasising the role of the mainstream classroom teacher. This second edition looks at the numerous changes in special educational policy and practice that have taken place in the past five years. Topics covered include:
* concepts of SEN
* the legislative framework
* the range of special educational need and provision
* teaching approaches and organisational strategies
* frameworks of support.


Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance

Valuable insight and sound intervention strategies for addressing the needs of students with social and emotional problems!

When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.

Highlights include:

• A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed
• Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems
• Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught
• Key vocabulary terms

The authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.


Teaching Physical Education

Designed for all trainee and newly qualified teachers, teacher trainers and mentors, this volume provides a contemporary handbook for the teaching of physical education, covering Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 in line with current DfEE and TTA guidelines.


The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health

From ADHD to schizophrenia and everything in between, what teachers need to know about their students’ mental health.

Twenty percent of children and adolescents have a mental health disorder and in five percent, the disorder is severe. Chances are that every classroom in America will have at least one student who has a mental health disorder, possibly even in the severe range. These students often have symptoms that interfere with their ability to learn. From Ontario, Canada to California, school districts and state Boards of Education are recognizing the importance of comprehensive approaches to student mental health that include teacher education.

By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general education and special education teachers have additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know?
Here, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, who serves as a consultant to school districts nationwide, answers the call with a comprehensive, teacher-focused guide to student mental health. From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences.

Teachers will learn the differences between normal child and adolescent behaviors and behaviors that reflect underlying mental health disorders, and will recognize where these behaviors fall on a spectrum, ranging from behavioral (planned, volitional acts that clearly have a function) to the clinical (where a mental health disorder is causing the behavior).

They will also learn how to communicate effectively with their school teams (and student families) to ensure that school mental health staff (psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses) will be able to provide appropriate interventions for students in need. Administrators will learn the importance of creating a district mental health plan that clearly defines the roles of teachers, mental health staff, principals, and others, with the goal of establishing a seamless system of coordinated professionals all working to meet the student’s needs.

Finally, the book profiles successful programs, provided both by school districts and in collaboration with community mental health professionals, including Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning, and school-linked mental health services.

Based on the author’s thirty years of experience providing consultation to teachers in settings varying from general education classrooms to self-contained special education programs for severely emotionally disturbed students, this book will be an invaluable guide for parents, school principals, special education directors, school social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses.