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Emotional Well-being for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
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Emotional Well-being for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
A Guide for Practitioners



October 2012 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This practical guide details the strategies that practitioners can use in their setting to build better outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities. A clear rationale is outlined that highlights how many factors outside of the child's control can be addressed to minimize the risk of longer term mental health problems and social exclusion. Case studies, points for practice and questions for reflection are used to explore the principles around working with children with a range of disabilities including:

  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism

Written by an experienced teacher and educational psychologist, this text carefully considers the existing evidence base surrounding emotional well-being and positive psychology before outlining the practical implications for the classroom. This book will guide practitioners in implementing strategies to pro-actively promote emotional well-being for children with SEN in their settings.


 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: A MODEL FOR CLASSROOM PRACTITIONERS
 
Emotional Well-being and Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
 
Emotional Well-Being and Disability
 
The Evidence Base: The Contribution of Positive Psychology
 
Implications for Classroom Practice
 
PART TWO: ASSESSMENT
 
Independence
 
Competence
 
Connectedness
 
PART THREE: A PLAN OF ACTION
 
Promoting Independence
 
Removing Barriers to Engagement and Supporting Capability
 
Towards Belonging
 
A Guide for Parents
 
Summary

For the specific module I am running the students require further information related to SEN policy and law which is not really coved in that much detail in this book.

Miss Rebecca Bolan
Education, Carshalton College
September 4, 2013

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