The What Teachers Need to Know About series aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today's teachers to do their jobs effectively.
What Teachers Need to Know About Students with Disabilities provides a concise overview of the disabilities that teachers may encounter in their classrooms, and how these disabilities impact on students' learning and development. Containing up to date information, this title is a valuable resource for practising teachers, teachers in training and other school personnel such as guidance officers, school counsellors and classroom assistants.
Main topics include:
- Intellectual disability
- Autism and Asperger syndrome
- Other pervasive developmental disorders
- Physical and health impairments
- Vision and hearing impairments
- Language and learning disorders
- Emotional and behavioural disorders.
The book is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all disorders and conditions. Instead, Peter Westwood describes the main features of a wide range of commonly occurring disabilities, the priority needs of individuals with these disabilities, and effective methods for teaching these students. Links to further reading and resources are provided.