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The Essential Guide to Understanding Special Educational Needs
By Jenny Thompson
If you are struggling to identify and support children with special needs in your classroom, this book could be the answer to your prayers. By focusing on seven distinct needs - including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, autism and hearing and visual impairments - it aims to provide advice and support for teachers looking to create an inclusive classroom.
It's Called Dyslexia
By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
One of several titles in the Live and Learn series that takes a child's point of view, this picture book follows Sarah, who struggles to read and write until her teacher tells her she has dyslexia. This focuses on the strengths children have despite having a learning difficulty. Aimed at children aged six to 11.
Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals
By Marilyn Friend
The emphasis here is on translating research ideas into practical strategies for teaching pupils with disabilities. A comprehensive approach covers curriculum access, inclusion, partnership work and diversity to look at what difference evidence-based practices can make. Aimed at trainee teachers preparing to work with special-needs pupils, it includes case studies of some of the common challenges faced in the classroom.