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Occupational Therapy for Children with DME or Twice Exceptionality: A Practical Approach to Support High Learning Potential, Sensory Processing Differences and Self-Regulation

by Mariza Ferreira Rebecca Howell

Children with high learning potential or giftedness have remarkable potential. Despite this, these children can struggle to participate in everyday life because of a range of needs that are sometimes misunderstood, overlooked or not adequately addressed, leading to underachievement and, in turn, low self-esteem. Needs that, in many cases, paediatric occupational therapists are best suited to address. The practical resource offered in the book, the DME-C approach, is a tried-and-tested approach to help children who have challenges relating to their high learning potential, as well as sensory processing differences, unhelpful thought patterns and self-regulation. It draws on the heart of occupational therapy that considers the whole profile of the child, actively caters to the unique profiles of children with dual or multiple exceptionality (DME) or twice exceptionality (2e), and guides therapists towards therapy provision that is strengths-based and achieves favourable outcomes. This book: ● Includes a clear and comprehensive introduction to high learning potential and DME or twice exceptionality (2e), along with guidance to help identify children with these profiles. ● Covers questions and concerns occupational therapists may have when working with children with DME or 2e. ● Considers the similarities and differences between high learning potential/DME/2e and neurodivergent conditions such as developmental coordination disorder, autism and ADHD, with a focus on sensory processing differences. ● Explains, in easy-to-understand language, the full DME-C therapy approach, with a range of example activities to use in therapy to achieve its principles, and a suggested therapy progression plan. ● Is packed full of real-life case studies to translate theory into practice. ● Empowers therapists and educational professionals further by drawing attention to how they can better relate to children with DME/2e in therapy regardless of the children’s specific needs. Full of examples and with the voices of parents and children at its heart, this resource is essential reading for occupational therapists, SENCOs, education psychologists and other relevant professionals, who want to improve the lives and wellbeing of children with DME or twice exceptionality and help them reach their full potential.

On the Bright Side

by Anna Sortino

A hopeful novel about love, disability, and the inevitability of change by the author of Give Me a Sign.&“Poignant, romantic, and deeply heartfelt.&” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to BeEllie&’s Deaf boarding school just shut down, forcing her to leave the place she considered home and return to her hearing family. But being mainstreamed into public school isn't exactly easy. So her guidance counselor pairs her with Jackson, a student who&’s supposed to help her adjust. Can the boy who tries to say the right things, and gets it all wrong, be the lifeline Ellie needs?Jackson has been avoiding his teammates ever since some numbness in his legs cost them an important soccer match. With his senior year off to a lonely start, he&’s intrigued when he&’s asked to help the new girl, initially thinking it will be a commendable move on his part. Little does he know Ellie will soon be the person he wants most by his side when the strange symptoms he&’s experiencing amount to a life-changing diagnosis.Exploring what it means to build community, Anna Sortino pens a story about the fear of the unknown and the beauty of the unexpected, all wrapped up in a poignant romance that will break your heart and put it back together again."Tender, honest, and utterly human." —Adib Khorram, award-winning author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Only Here, Only Now

by Tom Newlands

'THE SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE SUMMER' HERALD 'This isn't just a great first novel; it's a great novel. And Cora, the mad, chaotic, wise, funny narrator, is one of the great characters'RODDY DOYLE'It's not every day you read a modern classic. But this feels destined to become one. A thunderous achievement'NATHAN FILER, author of THE SHOCK OF THE FALL'Only Here, Only Now heralds the arrival of an urgent and unique new voice'DAVID PEACEFife, in the blazing hot summer of 1994. Cora Mowat's mates don't understand her, but then Cora Mowat doesn't understand herself. She's stuck on a seaside council estate full of dafties, old folk and seagulls, with a thousand dreams and a restless brain that won't behave. She's dying to escape but unsure of what the future holds - if it holds anything at all for a girl like her.When her Mam's new boyfriend moves in, tensions rise in their tiny house. Gunner means well, but he's dodgy - a shaven-headed shoplifter with more than a few secrets stashed under the bed. As their attempts to forge a makeshift family unravel, Cora rails against her small-town existence in search of love, acceptance and a path to something good. But sometimes you can't move forward until you find your way back . . .In this extraordinary debut, drawn from life but written with riotous imagination, Tom Newlands explores what it means to come of age in a forgotten corner of Scotland and dream of a life that feels out of reach. Vibrant, lyrical and fiercely funny, Only Here, Only Now is a story about poverty, identity and family that shines with hope and resilience.'Cora Mowat is a feisty, Impulse-drenched, Lilt-blooded smasher of a main character and Tom Newland's prose is fierce and tender, taking us straight to the thudding heart of Cora's chaotic life'VICTORIA MACKENZIE, author of FOR THY GREAT PAIN HAVE MERCY ON MY LITTLE PAIN'Tom Newlands is the real thing. His story will change you'MICHAEL SHEEN'A piercing howl of a novel, sharp, elegant and humane. I loved it'KARL GEARY, author of JUNO LOVES LEGS

Only Here, Only Now

by Tom Newlands

'THE SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE SUMMER' HERALD 'This isn't just a great first novel; it's a great novel. And Cora, the mad, chaotic, wise, funny narrator, is one of the great characters'RODDY DOYLE'It's not every day you read a modern classic. But this feels destined to become one. A thunderous achievement'NATHAN FILER, author of THE SHOCK OF THE FALL'Only Here, Only Now heralds the arrival of an urgent and unique new voice'DAVID PEACEFife, in the blazing hot summer of 1994. Cora Mowat's mates don't understand her, but then Cora Mowat doesn't understand herself. She's stuck on a seaside council estate full of dafties, old folk and seagulls, with a thousand dreams and a restless brain that won't behave. She's dying to escape but unsure of what the future holds - if it holds anything at all for a girl like her.When her Mam's new boyfriend moves in, tensions rise in their tiny house. Gunner means well, but he's dodgy - a shaven-headed shoplifter with more than a few secrets stashed under the bed. As their attempts to forge a makeshift family unravel, Cora rails against her small-town existence in search of love, acceptance and a path to something good. But sometimes you can't move forward until you find your way back . . .In this extraordinary debut, drawn from life but written with riotous imagination, Tom Newlands explores what it means to come of age in a forgotten corner of Scotland and dream of a life that feels out of reach. Vibrant, lyrical and fiercely funny, Only Here, Only Now is a story about poverty, identity and family that shines with hope and resilience.'Cora Mowat is a feisty, Impulse-drenched, Lilt-blooded smasher of a main character and Tom Newland's prose is fierce and tender, taking us straight to the thudding heart of Cora's chaotic life'VICTORIA MACKENZIE, author of FOR THY GREAT PAIN HAVE MERCY ON MY LITTLE PAIN'Tom Newlands is the real thing. His story will change you'MICHAEL SHEEN'A piercing howl of a novel, sharp, elegant and humane. I loved it'KARL GEARY, author of JUNO LOVES LEGS

Osiris, Volume 39: Disability and the History of Science (Osiris #39)

by The University of Chicago Press

Presents a powerful new vision of the history of science through the lens of disability studies. Disability has been a central—if unacknowledged—force in the history of science, as in the scientific disciplines. Across historical epistemology and laboratory research, disability has been “good to think with”: an object of investigation made to yield generalizable truths. Yet disability is rarely imagined to be the source of expertise, especially the kind of expertise that produces (rational, neutral, universal) scientific knowledge. This volume of Osiris places disability history and the history of science in conversation to foreground disability epistemologies, disabled scientists, and disability sciencing (engagement with scientific tools and processes). Looking beyond paradigms of medicalization and industrialization, the volume authors also examine knowledge production about disability from the ancient world to the present in fields ranging from mathematics to the social sciences, resulting in groundbreaking histories of taken-for-granted terms such as impairment, infirmity, epidemics, and shōgai. Some contributors trace the disabling impacts of scientific theories and practices in the contexts of war, factory labor, insurance, and colonialism; others excavate racial and settler ableism in the history of scientific facts, protocols, and collections; still others query the boundaries between scientific, lay, and disability expertise. Contending that disability alters method, authors bring new sources and interpretation techniques to the history of science, overturn familiar narratives, apply disability analyses to established terms and archives, and discuss accessibility issues for disabled historians. The resulting volume announces a disability history of science.

The Other Child: The Exceptional Siblings of Special Needs Children

by Linda Scotson

In The Other Child, Linda Scotson looks at the impact on a child at the arrival of a handicapped sibling. Lili, Linda Scotson&’s daughter, was only two when Doran was born, and she has been Doran&’s companion, motivator, carer—in fact, sister extraordinaire. In helping Doran, she has had to cope with other problems—with the loss of her father, ill health, and her own minor neurological difficulties. But she has done so with courage and determination. What do siblings lose, growing up with a brother or sister with brain injury—and what do they gain? How does the hostility and indifference of the outside world affect these children&’s lives? Becoming &“carers&” themselves, do they miss out on parental care from weary and overstretched parents? How do they reach an understanding, often when very young, of what their injured sibling can and cannot do? Shining through these stories is the love, the humor, and the constancy with which these children approach their very difficult family position—many of them, in adulthood, continuing to care for the handicapped companion of their childhood. By drawing attention to these children, Linda Scotson not only pays tribute to their qualities but also shows how unjust the system is towards those parents struggling to keep their brain-injured child within the family. She argues for a greater network of support systems for the healthy siblings and a greater understanding of the new home treatment programs for injured children—programs in which the whole family, as a team, can participate. This will be an invaluable book for parents of brain-injured children, and for all those professionally involved in the care of such families.

Overcoming Chronic Disorganization: Finding Strategies That Work

by Jo Cooke

Are you always late, do you miss appointments, lose your keys, forget your phone, miss deadlines at work on projects, have to pay penalties on late returns for paying tax?We can all be impacted by chronic disorganization - whether it be because of long term stress, menopause, diagnoses of ADHD and/or autism (to name just a few of the very many reasons). It has nothing to do with being stupid or lazy. Some brains are wired differently, and understanding this is the way forward to allow us to delegate, find strategies and systems in place to manage our day to day lives - whether in our personal or professional lives. Overcoming Chronic Disorganization will help you recognize your behaviours and put systems in place to help day-to-day tasks seem less overwhelming and challenging. It looks at the triggers and symptoms of CD, at the role of ADHD and/or autism, and at their impact on executive function. From this background of better understanding, you will discover strategies for organizing and decluttering, advice on dealing with things like procrastination, and how to develop healthy habits and keep them going. Whether for you or for a loved one, this book is full of actionable points and wise, compassionate support and is the first step on your journey to a calmer and more organized life.

Overcoming Chronic Disorganization: Finding Strategies That Work

by Jo Cooke

Are you always late, do you miss appointments, lose your keys, forget your phone, miss deadlines at work on projects, have to pay penalties on late returns for paying tax?We can all be impacted by chronic disorganization - whether it be because of long term stress, menopause, diagnoses of ADHD and/or autism (to name just a few of the very many reasons). It has nothing to do with being stupid or lazy. Some brains are wired differently, and understanding this is the way forward to allow us to delegate, find strategies and systems in place to manage our day to day lives - whether in our personal or professional lives. Overcoming Chronic Disorganization will help you recognize your behaviours and put systems in place to help day-to-day tasks seem less overwhelming and challenging. It looks at the triggers and symptoms of CD, at the role of ADHD and/or autism, and at their impact on executive function. From this background of better understanding, you will discover strategies for organizing and decluttering, advice on dealing with things like procrastination, and how to develop healthy habits and keep them going. Whether for you or for a loved one, this book is full of actionable points and wise, compassionate support and is the first step on your journey to a calmer and more organized life.

Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle: Academic and Emotional Supports for Struggling Learners

by Trynia Kaufman

Disrupt the painful cycle of academic challenges and emotional distress When students struggle with learning, it can be stressful for both them and their teachers. Struggling learners are more likely to experience low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues—challenges that, combined with highly stressful learning experiences, can tip students into a trauma response that makes learning even harder. Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle explores the science behind how learning occurs in the brain, how it can be disrupted, and—most importantly—how to overcome the painful cycle of academic challenges and emotional distress. Inside, you′ll find: What the latest research tells us about how mental health issues can disrupt the learning process How academic and mental health challenges can fuel each other Manageable, whole-class practices and targeted supports to meet struggling learners’ academic and emotional needs Opportunities to self-assess and reflect Many schools have increased their focus on trauma-informed teaching and social-emotional learning, but these approaches are too often pitted against academic rigor when they are really two sides of the same coin. To improve outcomes for all students, we must address their social-emotional needs alongside their academic ones. In Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle, you′ll discover empowering practices to help all students learn and thrive.

Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle: Academic and Emotional Supports for Struggling Learners

by Trynia Kaufman

Disrupt the painful cycle of academic challenges and emotional distress When students struggle with learning, it can be stressful for both them and their teachers. Struggling learners are more likely to experience low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues—challenges that, combined with highly stressful learning experiences, can tip students into a trauma response that makes learning even harder. Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle explores the science behind how learning occurs in the brain, how it can be disrupted, and—most importantly—how to overcome the painful cycle of academic challenges and emotional distress. Inside, you′ll find: What the latest research tells us about how mental health issues can disrupt the learning process How academic and mental health challenges can fuel each other Manageable, whole-class practices and targeted supports to meet struggling learners’ academic and emotional needs Opportunities to self-assess and reflect Many schools have increased their focus on trauma-informed teaching and social-emotional learning, but these approaches are too often pitted against academic rigor when they are really two sides of the same coin. To improve outcomes for all students, we must address their social-emotional needs alongside their academic ones. In Overcoming the School Trauma Cycle, you′ll discover empowering practices to help all students learn and thrive.

The Owl Project: A programme of outdoor activities for children in primary schools

by Eloise Bruce

The OWL Project is a programme of activities to enable anybody working with primary school age children to help them to develop essential skills for social and emotional wellbeing through nature and gardening activities. If you want to get children outdoors but don’t know where to start, this book is for you. With step-by-step plans, this unique book gives you the tools you need to support children in the natural environment no matter how small your outside space or budget. The session plans include games, gardening activities, social skills starters, and resource suggestions. It is designed to be easy to read and even easier to implement and offers ideas for every season.

Parenting at the Intersections: Raising Neurodivergent Children of Color

by Jaya Ramesh Priya Saaral Bayo Akomolafe

"This is an invaluable, nuanced, and deeply needed guide to parenting diverse children as we move, together, toward a future in which all brains and bodies are supported—and belong." —Jessica McCabe, How to ADHDWhat if parenting were an act of social justice? In this part story-telling, part self-inquiry book, authors and therapists Jaya Ramesh and Priya Saaral situate parenting children of color with neurodivergence within the context of various interlocking systems of oppression including settler colonialism, White supremacy, ableism, and capitalism. These intersections engender isolation and loneliness. Using the voices of parents on the front lines and other experts, Parenting at the Intersections offer an invitation to parents to slow down and reflect on their own parenting journeys.When parents can be given space to listen to their own voices, to connect with their children, and find community with others, they can find the most radical ways to disrupt systems of oppression.

The Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Child with Literacy Difficulties

by Valerie Muter

Why do some children experience literacy difficulties?How can I identify if my child finds reading and spelling challenging?What is the best way to support them at home?As a parent, it can be difficult to identify how your child's literacy difficulties may present in a home setting and supporting the child with literacy difficulties doesn't end at the school gates!Child psychologist, Valerie Muter, goes beyond the classroom to offer a wealth of resources for parents to use at home to help engage their child in reading and writing. From giving you a guidance on how to communicate with teachers about your concerns and requesting screenings and assessments to giving you lots of tips and tricks that you can implement at home to support your child's growth, this is the ultimate guide to answer all of the questions you might have about literacy difficulties and more.

Parent’s Quick Start Guide to Dysgraphia

by James W. Forgan Noelle Balsamo

Parent’s Quick Start Guide to Dysgraphia provides parents and caregivers with an immediate overview of dysgraphia and steps they can take to support and encourage their child. Each chapter is packed with detailed and helpful information, covering identification, strategies for improvement, advocating for your child, and maintaining your child’s self-esteem. Summary and resource sections at the end of each chapter give quick guidance to busy readers. Topics include a wealth of research-backed activities, strategies for improving penmanship, making writing fun, technological assistance, and more. Offering straightforward, easy to understand, and evidence-based information, this book is a go-to resource for caregivers parenting a child with dysgraphia.

PDA in the Family: Life After the Lightbulb Moment

by Steph Curtis

In this honest and open account of life with her PDA daughter, Sasha, Steph Curtis reveals the everyday struggles and explores the milestones of raising a child diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance. This book guides you through the Curtis family's 'lightbulb moment' of recognising Sasha's PDA profile following her autism diagnosis at the age of two, their experiences of various education settings and attempts to access support, everyday life at home and relationships with family and friends. Bursting with practical takeaways and advice from creating personal profiles for your child to help them transition through schools and other settings to the reasonable adjustments you can actually ask for to help make life easier for your PDA child.With unique insights from Sasha's father, sister, and Sasha herself, this book offers insider knowledge, understanding and advice from one family to another. It would also be helpful for those in education, healthcare or other settings to gain a better understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance.

PDA in the Family: Life After the Lightbulb Moment

by Steph Curtis

In this honest and open account of life with her PDA daughter, Sasha, Steph Curtis reveals the everyday struggles and explores the milestones of raising a child diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance. This book guides you through the Curtis family's 'lightbulb moment' of recognising Sasha's PDA profile following her autism diagnosis at the age of two, their experiences of various education settings and attempts to access support, everyday life at home and relationships with family and friends. Bursting with practical takeaways and advice from creating personal profiles for your child to help them transition through schools and other settings to the reasonable adjustments you can actually ask for to help make life easier for your PDA child.With unique insights from Sasha's father, sister, and Sasha herself, this book offers insider knowledge, understanding and advice from one family to another. It would also be helpful for those in education, healthcare or other settings to gain a better understanding of Pathological Demand Avoidance.

Place, Craft and Neurodiversity: Re-imagining Potential through Education at Ruskin Mill

by Aonghus Gordon Laurence Cox

For over four decades, Ruskin Mill Trust has worked with young people with special educational needs and behavioural issues who learn traditional crafts and organic farming as part of an integrated curriculum of therapeutic education, overcoming barriers to learning and re-engaging with the wider world. This accessible and inspiring book showcases how an appreciation of place, traditional crafts, farming and transformative education offers a wider route to human well-being for all. The authors outline the different fields of the “Practical Skills Therapeutic Education” method, which includes developing practical skills, learning the ecology of the farm and understanding therapeutic education, holistic care, health and self-leadership. Taking the reader on a tour of Ruskin Mill’s many extraordinary provisions across Britain, and going deeper in conversation with its founder, Aonghus Gordon, this book is an outstanding story of creative thinking in an age of narrow focus on classrooms and written examinations, presenting a transformative perspective on education and care. Being grounded in work supporting young people with complex additional needs, it provides a rare insight into the work of one of the world’s leading charities working with neurodiversity. With its non-specialist language, Place, Craft and Neurodiversity offers ideas and resources for work in different areas of education and therapy. It will inspire parents, educators and care workers around the globe.

Powered by ADHD: Strategies and Exercises for Women to Harness Their Untapped Gifts

by Amelia Kelley

Practical strategies and exercises that empower women with ADHD to use their gifts for everyday successBacked by the latest research on the benefits that exist with having ADHD, Powered by ADHD is a practical road map for women to take charge and harness their enormous strengths and talents. With more than 20 years of experience working with neurodivergence, Dr. Amelia Kelley offers guidance, skills, and tools that emphasize flexibility and self-compassion to help women develop a positive self-image and see immediate results in all areas of life. Powered by ADHD features:  A complete package for women with ADHD—grounded in the latest science and research; positive and motivating support; practical guides, tools, and strategies Practical guidelines to the top ADHD gifts, including how to effectively use these strengths to meet productivity and accomplish goals Real-life adult ADHD challenges and clear strategic solutions for key areas of a woman&’s life—work, home, relationships, finance, motherhood/caretaking, and more Step-by-step and easy-to-follow exercises that are designed to work with and for the ADHD brain

The Practical Accomplishment of Everyday Activities Without Sight (Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis)

by Brian L. Due

This book is about the everyday life of people with visual impairment or blindness. Using video ethnographic methods and ethnomethodological conversation analysis, it unpacks the practical accomplishments of everyday activities such as navigating in public space, identifying objects and obstacles, being included in workplace activities, interacting with guide dogs, or interacting in museums or classes in school. Navigation, social inclusion, and the world of touch constitute key phenomena that are affected by visual impairment and which we study in this book. Whereas sighted people use their sight for navigating, for figuring out the location of co-participants and the embodied cues they produce, and for achieving understanding of objects in the world, visually impaired people on the contrary cannot rely on vision for navigating, for interpreting embodied cues, or for identifying or recognizing objects. Other sensory resources and other practices are employed to accomplish these basic human actions. The chapters in this book present examples and findings relevant to these issues and draw out the general theoretical implications of these findings. Whereas existing research often studies visual impairment from a medical, cognitive, and psychological perspective, this book provides insights into how visually impaired people accomplish ordinary activities in orderly, organized ways by a detailed atudy of their actions. While most books describe cognitive and biological issues, many of them using experimental methods, this book provides empirical findings about the actual daily lives as it naturally unfolds based on video recordings. The book contributes insights into the practices of living with visual impairment as well as perspectives for rethinking some of the most basic aspects of human sociality, including perception, interaction, multisensoriality and ocularcentrism (the view that the world is de facto designed by and for sighted persons). As such, the book provides novel findings in the field of ethnomethodological conversation analysis. Renewing the social model of disability, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, the emergence of practical skills, and understandings of disability in terms of relations between the individual and the social environment.

The Practical Accomplishment of Everyday Activities Without Sight (ISSN)

by Brian L. Due

This book is about the everyday life of people with visual impairment or blindness. Using video ethnographic methods and ethnomethodological conversation analysis, it unpacks the practical accomplishments of everyday activities such as navigating in public space, identifying objects and obstacles, being included in workplace activities, interacting with guide dogs, or interacting in museums or classes in school.Navigation, social inclusion, and the world of touch constitute key phenomena that are affected by visual impairment and which we study in this book. Whereas sighted people use their sight for navigating, for figuring out the location of co-participants and the embodied cues they produce, and for achieving understanding of objects in the world, visually impaired people on the contrary cannot rely on vision for navigating, for interpreting embodied cues, or for identifying or recognizing objects. Other sensory resources and other practices are employed to accomplish these basic human actions. The chapters in this book present examples and findings relevant to these issues and draw out the general theoretical implications of these findings. Whereas existing research often studies visual impairment from a medical, cognitive, and psychological perspective, this book provides insights into how visually impaired people accomplish ordinary activities in orderly, organized ways by a detailed study of their actions. While most books describe cognitive and biological issues, many of them using experimental methods, this book provides empirical findings about the actual daily lives as it naturally unfolds based on video recordings. The book contributes insights into the practices of living with visual impairment as well as perspectives for rethinking some of the most basic aspects of human sociality, including perception, interaction, multisensoriality and ocularcentrism (the view that the world is de facto designed by and for sighted persons). As such, the book provides novel findings in the field of ethnomethodological conversation analysis.Renewing the social model of disability, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, the emergence of practical skills, and understandings of disability in terms of relations between the individual and the social environment.Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.

The Primary SEND Handbook for Trainee Teachers

by Sarah Alix

All teachers require a clear understanding of the needs of their pupils and how best to support them in the classroom. This book is written to support and guide trainee teachers to understand Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary settings, and how to teach and engage their class in an inclusive way. Packed with all the essential information you need, this book covers the role and responsibilities of the teacher, working with support staff and strategies for the classroom. This essential textbook covers up-to-date policy and legislation, in addition to the four broad key areas of need. Directly linked to the areas of the Core Content Framework, the Early Career Framework and the Teacher’s Standards, this book is written with the goal of helping you to be the best teacher you can.

The Primary SEND Handbook for Trainee Teachers

by Sarah Alix

All teachers require a clear understanding of the needs of their pupils and how best to support them in the classroom. This book is written to support and guide trainee teachers to understand Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Primary settings, and how to teach and engage their class in an inclusive way. Packed with all the essential information you need, this book covers the role and responsibilities of the teacher, working with support staff and strategies for the classroom. This essential textbook covers up-to-date policy and legislation, in addition to the four broad key areas of need. Directly linked to the areas of the Core Content Framework, the Early Career Framework and the Teacher’s Standards, this book is written with the goal of helping you to be the best teacher you can.

Promoting Physical Development and Activity in Early Childhood: Practical Ideas for Early Years Settings (Little Minds Matter)

by Jackie Musgrave Jane Dorrian Joanne Josephidou Ben Langdown Lucy Rodriguez Leon

Getting young children active and supporting their physical development right from the start is essential for children’s all-round development and good health. However, children’s levels of physical activity are declining. This book helps readers increase their understanding to support young children’s overall development, health, and wellbeing.Breaking current physical activity guidelines into bite-size chunks, the book provides key advice on caring for and educating babies and young children on how to meet the recommended amount of physical activity each day. Current research is accessibly explored, including links with screen time and neuroscience, and informs a range of flexible, open-ended activities and practical strategies to use in every early years setting. Chapters include: Suggestions on planning an enabling environment to support young children’s physical development without expensive equipment or classes. Steps for making physical activity inclusive for all children, including those with special educational needs and physical conditions. Key research translated into easy-to-understand, informative guidance. The voice of the child and the importance of listening to children woven throughout. Opportunities for readers to assess how their own setting supports physical activity. The importance of early physical development to communication and future academic performance. Grounded in best practice for supporting physical development in the early years and working with parents, this book is essential reading for trainee and practising early years educators, as well as parents and carers of young children.

Raising an ADHD Child: A Handbook for Parents of Distractible, Dreamy and Defiant Children

by Fintan O'Regan

How can I support my child's executive functions?Where do I start with medication? What can I do to start planning my child's future?This guide is a comprehensive and practical look at everything you need to know when parenting a child with ADHD. Beginning with the basics, you'll get to grips with terminology, have popular myths debunked, and learn how to effectively communicate with your child, as well as understand how to work in tandem with schools, medical professionals, partners and your extended family.Exploring everything from how to harness hyperfocus to supporting and nourishing your child's executive functions, this is the ADHD parenting guide to always keep in your back pocket.

Raising Girls With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Daughters

by Mary Anne Richey

The second edition of the best-selling Raising Girls with ADHD features the latest information on research and treatment for girls with ADHD presented in an easily accessible format.The book is packed with expert information to empower parents to make decisions about identification, treatment options, behavioral strategies, personal/social adjustment, educational impact, and many other issues from preschool through high school. Featuring practical suggestions and interventions, this book is a comprehensive guide for parents interested in helping their daughters with ADHD reach their full potential. Based on the author’s years of personal and professional experience, this book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides, such as the preschool years and early diagnosis, a Dynamic Action Treatment Plan parents and their daughters can work on together, as well as guidance for teens on money management, getting their first job and post high school planning. In addition to expert guidance, this new edition also features interviews with girls and their mothers sharing their personal strategies for success in managing ADHD.Full of tactics, resources, and tools, this book will provide the support you need to build a positive relationship with your daughters while seeking the most appropriate treatments and support.

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