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Author Westwood, Peter S.

Title Commonsense methods for children with special needs : strategies for the regular classroom / Peter Westwood
Edition Third edition
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997


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 MELB  371.9 Wes/Cmf 1997  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  371.9 Wes/Cmf 1997  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Learning difficulties and learning disabilities --2. Early identification and intervention -- 3. Helping children develop self-management skills -- 4. The development of self-regulation in learning -- 5. The management of behaviour -- 6. Improving social skills and peer group acceptance -- 7. Literacy: where to begin -- 8. Reading: making a start -- 9. Reading: additional techniques and resources -- 10. Fostering development in writing -- 11. Developing spelling skills -- 12. Developing numeracy and problem-solving skills -- 13. Issues in inclusion and differentiation -- 14. The changing nature of special education support
Summary This book provides teachers with an immediate and comprehensive source of practical ideas for use in regular classrooms. The author has drawn upon his own teaching experience and upon research to identify well tried and tested approaches covering basic academic skills improvement, behaviour management, social skills development and curriculum adaptation. The third edition has been totally revised, with the addition of two new chapters dealing with early identification of, and instructional methods of intervention against, learning difficulties. The combination of the most recent research and clear, practical advice makes this a valuable resource for further study
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children with disabilities -- Education.
Mainstreaming in education.
LC no. 96035396
ISBN 0415156238