Educating Children with Complex Conditions
Understanding Overlapping & Co-existing Developmental Disorders
- Winand H Dittrich - Imperial College, UK, School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire
- Rona Tutt - Consultant, writer, researcher and former President of NAHT
Introduction to Special Education
By bringing together some of the latest research on how the brain learns with what is known about identifying developmental disorders that appear to have a common biological basis, this book covers:
" what is known about a common group of disorders, (including ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia)
" how to recognise when a child may have more than one condition
" what teaching approaches and strategies might be most relevant
Written in a non-technical style, the book blends together scientific knowledge from different disciplines and translates it into practical terms for school leaders, practitioners in the field of
special educational needs and disabilities, and students following courses in higher education.
A useful book providing a clear overview of developmental disorders and co-occurrence. Use of real-life case studies are effective as students relate well to them. The photocopiable strategy checklists are good as I have used them as supplementary handouts and also as starting points for discussion and activities. The questions for reflection spark discussion and students can follow up their debate by researching underpinning theory to support their arguments.
Excellent comprehensive articluation of the subject
Although the book is useful in developing strategies in the classroom, the research is now quite out of date. We would be very interested to see a new edition which incorporates more up to date research.
Lots of ideas and clear format making it easy to navigate.
A useful book providing a very clear overview of developmental disorders. The case studies are effective in sitting the concepts within 'real world' examples. Helpful strategy checklists included, which are photocopiable.
A very good resource for students studying the foundation degree in learning support.
A valuable book highlighting the ever increasing incidence/awareness of overlapping conditions.
Easy to use book. Informative and well written. Would suit many students across wide range of levels
A really useful addition to any course looking at developmental disorders.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: 'Defining overlapping and co-existing conditions'