Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice

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9780857021632: Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice

With a Foreword from Baroness Warnock, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of special educational needs (SEN). Special Educational Needs contains chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of SEN, and is full of practical suggestions for how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Various research perspectives are considered, the value of labels is examined and the need to recognize the overlapping characteristics between different syndromes is highlighted. Chapters focus on translating theory into classroom practice, and include case studies covering the Birth to 19 age range.

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About the Author:

Dr Lindsay Peer CBE, Educational & Chartered Psychologist, International Speaker, Author & Expert Witness, Lindsay is widely recognised as an expert in the range of specific learning difficulties, SEN & mainstream education. In 2002 she was appointed CBE for services to Education & Dyslexia. In 2011 she was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). She is Patron of GroOops, a charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy dyslexia aware world. She has lectured extensively as keynote speaker internationally since the late 1980s & advises governments, trade unions, policy makers, lawyers, adults, schools, psychologists, therapists & parents.

She is an Associate Fellow & Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society & a Fellow of both the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities & the Royal Society of Arts. She is a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice & of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). She is registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has been a keynote speaker in the UK, USA, India, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Israel, Iceland, Norway, Italy, Spain, Majorca, Greece, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Holland.

She held the posts of Education Director & Deputy CEO of the BDA until 2003. She has many years’ experience as a teacher, teacher trainer & SENCo. She has published a considerable body of material both theoretical & practical & published the first ground-breaking book linking ‘Glue Ear’ with Dyslexia. She  assesses children, students and adults facing challenges in learning. Her email is: lindsay@peergordonassociates.co.uk and website: www.peergordonassociates.co.uk. 



Dr. Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010.

He is an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in the UK and is also a consultant for the Child Enrichment Medical Centre in Dubai, the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and for the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE).

He is also currently a consultant to the Open University in the UK and co-founder and director of the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire, UK. He is a visiting educational psychologist to organizations and schools in Switzerland, the UK, Middle East, Asia and Egypt.

He was formerly senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies (formally dept. of Special Education), Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He has written twenty eight books on learning, motivation and dyslexia and lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in 75 countries. He has also had books published in Polish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Chinese and Slovak.  He is an experienced teacher with over 10 years experience in the classroom and has held external examiner appointments at 18 universities worldwide for Ph.D and masters courses.

His e mail is gavinreid66@gmail.com and website  www.drgavinreid.com

Review:

′This is a comprehensive guide that covers many of the facets of special educational needs...Each section contains a collection of essays and includes work from many prominent names in the field of special education′
-Claire O′Keeffe, Special Children

′It includes some interesting individual chapters that will be of particular interest to SENCOs undertaking postgraduate studies, and it is good to see contributions from acknowledges experts in a range of disciplines′
-SENCO Update

′This book is timely. I hope that it will be very widely read′ -
Mary Warnock

′I had a read of the sample chapter and it is very good. It is great to see proper evidence based work in our field and not just conjecture. I was also interested to read the comparison with the Scottish experience′
John McKendrick, Barrister

′Due to its organisation and succinctness, it would be of interest to all wanting to explore SEN a little further′
-SNIP

′Edited by two experts in the field of special educational needs, Lindsay Peer and Gavin Reid, this book makes an immediate impact as being worth reading′
-REACH

′It truly is a multidisciplinary publication, which addresses the complexities and vagaries that exist within the educational system′
British Journal of Occupational Therapy′
′This is an excellent reference source for all of those working to support children with additional needs, whether at home, in school or in hospital′ (Ian Mcculloch Journal of Mental Health 2013-01-23)

This book brings together a wealth of information and guidance from professionals in the field of Special Educational Needs... ideal for anyone wanting to become a specialist teacher. (Shobha Coutinho)

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