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Introduction to Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Introduction to Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
A Student's Guide

December 2020 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This essential textbook equips students with a strong understanding of theories, policies and practices and how they impact on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, guiding them through their SEND course or modules. It provides students with the foundations and tools necessary to think critically about the issues and developments concerning SEND, inclusion, and professional practice.

The book includes:

-          Material surrounding mental health in childhood and adolescence

-          Chapters on global perspectives of SEND, and assistive technologies

-          Practical case studies, reflection questions and activities

-          Spotlights on key theories and research 

-          Up-to-date information on policies impacting SEND


Chapter 1 - An Introduction to SENDI: Models and Definitions
Chapter 2 - The History of Difference and Disability
Chapter 3 - Introducing Specific Learning Difficulties
Chapter 4 - SEND Support and Intervention: Overcoming Barriers
Chapter 5 - Exploring Mental Health in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 6 - Equality: Access Provision and Outcomes
Chapter 7 - Assistive Technologies in Practice
Chapter 8 - SEND: A Global Perspective
Chapter 9 - Professional Roles and Contexts
Chapter 10 - Becoming a SENDI Practitioner: Professional Identity and Self-Reflection
Chapter 11 - Researching Approaches to Inclusive Practice
Chapter 12 - Towards Inclusion: Rhetoric and Reality

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