Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Nov 15, 2009 - Education - 288 pages

If you are considering placing a child with special needs at a new school, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Should you choose a special school, or a special unit within a mainstream school? What will be the involvement of therapists? Maybe home schooling would be best? Whether the child has autism, dyslexia or any other special educational, emotional or behavioural difficulty, this book will help you find the school that suits the child best.

From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease.

Whether you are a parent seeking a special school, a professional researching a school, or a teacher recommending what to look for in a school, this book is a must-have reference for anyone taking school placement seriously.

 

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Contents

Explanatory Terms
10
Introduction
14
Part 2 Understanding the Background
64
Part 3 Setting Up a Visit
90
Part 4 Looking at Specific ProvisionIntervention
118
Part 5 Other Important Issues to Consider
198
Part 6 Different School Models
216
Part 7 Summary
260
Bibliography
271
Resources and Useful Organizations
272
Websites
277
Index
282
BACK COVER
289
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Ruth Birnbaum is a Chartered Educational Psychologist in independent practice, with 27 years' experience in the field of education. A trained teacher with a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, she now visits schools across the UK to consider provision and advise parents and legal consultants on which schools are most appropriate for which children.

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