Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion

Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 3973


Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

Learning Disabilities

Toward Inclusion

Author: Bob Gates

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101981

Category: Medical

Page: 727

View: 647


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is the authoritative textbook for students of learning disabilities covering a wide variety of topics. It is relevant not only for nursing courses, but also for care workers, OTs, and other professional and non-professional carers. The new edition has been completely updated and includes the latest evidence for practice. There are new chapters which means the book provides comprehensive coverage of learning disablities throughout a person's life. There are also new contributors, including people with learning disabilities. Each chapter is supported by information on further reading and other resources.

Confronting the Obstacles to Inclusion

International Responses to Developing Inclusive Education

Author: Richard Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136936718

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 1319


Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion uniquely and comprehensively addresses interpretations of inclusive education by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of leading writers and academics who have direct experience of teaching and researching this area around the world. This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

Working Towards Inclusive Education

Social Contexts

Author: Peter Mittler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136605347

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 7126


This book provides a clearly written, wide-ranging overview of current key issues and challenges arising from the implementation of more inclusive policies and provision in education in this country and internationally. The author sets policies for inclusive schools in the broader contexts of current policies which aim to reduce poverty and social exclusion, and the wider global background of the United Nations drive to promote 'Education for All'. The book draws a distinction between integration and inclusion and provides a critical analysis of the government's Program of Action and the revised National Curriculum and their implications for schools, pupils and families.

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 3536


nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Teachers' Stance Towards Learning Disabilities

Empirical Study Among Special Education Teachers in Korea

Author: Jung Gyung Sung

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825817873

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 1972


Teachers' ways of thinking and understanding affect the way in which they shape their teaching practice. Knowing the beliefs and perceptions behind teacher action give us valuable insights into what occurs in the classroom. On the example of Korea, this book investigates the stance (Haltung) that teachers - particularly special education teachers - take about how and why their students are failing and how they might be helped.

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451775

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 3196


Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading

Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Health Professionals

Author: Jo Corbett

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470019863

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 9662


Choice and equity of access to primary and secondary health care services is a priority within all aspects of the NHS, however it must be recognised that for some people access to health care can pose difficulties. For various reasons people with learning disabilities can present a range of challenges for the people around them, during times of ill health any difficulties will become ever more apparent. For the health professional working in mainstream primary and secondary care settings, these challenges can be difficult to overcome when attempting to identify health needs and deliver holistic care that is responsive to their individual needs. Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals provides clear information that will assist mainstream health care providers in gaining greater understanding of people with learning disabilities and managing their health needs. Each chapter gives the reader information and guidance on dealing with a variety of situations found in health care settings. Examples of good practice are explained using case examples and experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers. The book describes what is expected from the various health care teams and offers solutions to potential challenges and barriers they may be faced with. It includes information regarding specialist support services that can offer assistance to the individual and to the mainstream staff teams, while ideas are also offered on how to present information in a format people who have communication difficulties can understand. The evidence base for Health Care Provision and People with Learning Disabilities - A Guide for Health Professionals has been drawn from extensive research, personal experience, policy guidance, as well as some of the current legislation that is applicable to this diverse group of people. The information shared will prove useful for those working in health settings as well as those undertaking studies in health care.

People with Intellectual Disabilities

Towards a Good Life?

Author: Kelley Johnson,Jan Walmsley,Marie Wolfe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847420680

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 3369


Taking the 'good life' as a starting point, this book explores the current values underpinning discourses on disability, analysing their strengths and limitations and proposing some alternatives to theory and practice.

A Handbook for Inclusion Managers

Steering your School towards Inclusion

Author: Ann Sydney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136034307

Category: Education

Page: 114

View: 5150


Are you responsible for inclusion in your school? As an Inclusion Manager, you have a strategic role that covers a great deal more than special educational needs, and requires a specific knowledge and skill set in order to steer your school towards inclusion. A Handbook for Inclusion Managers presents a wide range of information, providing plenty of fresh ideas and a stimulus for reflection on your practice. This comprehensive and accessible text examines recent legislation, including the Common Assessment Framework, and provides information on how to gain accreditation for your work on inclusion. It will help you to create and manage an inclusive school, covering a wide range of knowledge and skills including: getting the best from your staff how to interpret data to judge the achievement of different groups in your school where the money for inclusion comes from what inclusive teaching and learning look like working with special schools community cohesion reporting to governors, parents and Ofsted working on an inclusion strategy. Providing a framework which can be adapted to suit individual schools, A Handbook for Inclusion Managers includes a checklist of good practice to enable you to keep track of your school’s progression. The author provides numerous references to useful organisations, websites and publications to make your life easier. This invaluable companion for Inclusion Managers, SENCos and anyone working on inclusion gathers together the background information and practical advice you need to successfully manage a truly inclusive learning environment.

Learning Disability Nursing

Author: John Turnbull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147857

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6186


Learning disability nurses play a leading role in the care andsupport of people with learning disabilities. Learning DisabilityNursing explores the theory and practice of learning disabilitynursing, with an emphasis on understanding the experiences oflearning disability nurses as they seek to practice effectively. Itexamines key issues faced by people with learning disabilities andthose who support them and promotes the role of knowledgeable andreflective practitioners. * Develops a framework for learning disability nursingpractice * Examines key issues for people with learning disabilities * Identifies distinctive features of learning disabilitynursing * Supports learning disability nurses in developing their roles andto support those with learning disabilities in exercising theirrights. * Explores ethical and moral dilemmas, challenges and successes

Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

Author: Stella Frances McKay-Moffat

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039675

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2986


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A first in Midwifery publishing! No other book advises midwives on the special needs of mothers with disabilities. Although an increasing number of women with disabilities are having children, the needs of this minority group are not always being effectively met. Disability in Pregnancy and Childbirth provides essential practical information to healthcare professionals working with this group. The first book on maternity care for women with additional or alternative needs A practical resource for all working with pregnant women and mothers Reflects the lived experiences of women with disabilities Written by experts in the field Holistic content Looks at professional attitudes as well as the woman's needs

HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion

5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2009, Linz, Austria, November 9-10, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Andreas Holzinger,Klaus Miesenberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642103073

Category: Computers

Page: 554

View: 5687


The Workgroup Human–Computer Interaction & Usability Engineering (Arbeitskreis HCI&UE) of the Austrian Computer Society (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, OCG) has been serving as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, research and development since February 2005. While human–computer interaction (HCI) tra- tionally brings psychologists and computer scientists together, the inclusion of usab- ity engineering (UE), which is a software engineering discipline and ensures the appropriate implementation of applications, has become indispensable. Our 2009 topic was therefore Human–Computer Interaction & Usability for e- Inclusion (HCI4e-I), culminating in the 5th annual Usability Symposium USAB 2009 held during November 9–10, 2009 in Linz, Austria (http://usab.icchp.org), organized together with the Workgroup Information Technology for People with Special Needs (OCG Arbeitskreis IT für Menschen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen). The term e-inclusion, also known as digital inclusion, is used within the European Union to encompass all activities related to the achievement of an inclusive infor- tion society. New information technologies always bring the risk of a digital divide, and con- quently e-Inclusion wants to put emphasis on a digital cohesion and on enhancing opportunities with IT into all segments of the European population, including dis- vantaged people, e.g., due to lack of education (e-Competences, e-Learning), age (e-Ageing), gender apartheid (equality=e-Quality), disabilities (e-Accessibility), ill health (e-Health) etc. At the European level, e-Inclusion is part of the third pillar of the 2010 policy initiative, managed by the Directorate General for Information Society and Media of the European Commission.

Policy, Experience and Change: Cross-Cultural Reflections on Inclusive Education

Author: Len Barton,Felicity Armstrong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402051190

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 3590


This book represents an original and innovative series of insights, ideas and questions concerning inclusive education and cross-cultural understandings. Drawing on historical and cultural material, policy developments, legislation and research findings, the book provides a critical exploration of key factors including inclusive education, human rights, change, diversity and special educational needs. The contributors focus closely on how these factors are defined and experienced within particular societies.

Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education

Living with uncertainty

Author: Brahm Norwich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136309780

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 5780


Based on extensive research, Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education presents a contemporary and critical analysis of the interaction between different perspectives and positions in the field of inclusive education. Referring to existing attitudes on the education of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, Professor Norwich argues that despite the appeal of inclusion as a single powerful position, its practical realisation involves tensions and dilemmas that have to be addressed and resolved. This core analysis is illustrated by a review of relevant national and international concepts, principles, research and practices drawing on literature in areas of current interest and concern, such as: identification and classification; current national and international conceptions; pedagogic and curriculum issues; organisation of schooling; parental and student perspectives; the contribution of research to policy and practice. Engaging with the fundamental issues in the field and providing a coherent perspective that recognises and justifies the inter-connection between specialised and general school provision, this accessible and timely book will be of interest to all researchers and students of inclusive education.

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Powerful Schoolwide and Classroom Strategies, 2nd ed.

Author: Lisa Dieker

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1935609785

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 9991


In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Ivan Brown,Maire Ede Percy

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557667007

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 8203


Learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources help make this a user-friendly textbook - one that students will refer to for years to come. With this thorough compendium of information, insights, and answers, future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians will know what to doand how to do it once they start their work with people with disabilities. the editors and the majority of the contributors are the top Canadian specialists in the disability field. Ivan Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Manager, Centre for Excellence for Child Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, at Unversity of Toronto; his co-editor, Maire Percy, Ph.D., isDirector, Neurogenetics Lab and Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Ob/Gyn, at Unversity of Toronto.

Special Teaching For Special Children? Pedagogies For Inclusion

A Pedagogy for Inclusion?

Author: Lewis, Ann,Norwich, Brahm

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335214053

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 7611


"This book is indispensable reading for students, policy makers, researchers and professionals in the field of special educational needs and inclusion."--BOOK JACKET.

Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity

Author: Norah Frederickson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523951X

Category: Education

Page: 666

View: 2596


Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity is the definitive handbook for student teachers, newly qualified teachers, trainee educational psychologists, SENCO's and SEN Specialist Teachers.