Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

Author: Joanna Grace

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857008749

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special educational needs (SEN). For children with PMLD, Sensory Stories can open up new avenues for communication and inclusive learning. For students with SPD and ASD, they offer a fun way of encountering sensory experiences and triggers in a safe, repetitive way, which over time can help to reduce associated anxieties. This accessible guide offers teachers, other professionals working with students with SEN and parents with a complete step-by-step guide to creating and using Sensory Stories effectively. Aiming to make Sensory Stories affordable and accessible to schools and parents alike by using everyday items found in the classroom and home, Joanna Grace provides original, ready-to-use Sensory Stories with accompanying lesson plans, games and activities and adaptations for different abilities and diagnoses. Written by an experienced SEN consultant and sensory learning specialist, this is unique and essential reading for teachers, other professionals and parents wishing to introduce the many benefits of multi-sensory storytelling to children in their care.

Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia

Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia

Author: Joanna Grace

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784507695

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Sensory Stories contain just a few lines of text, and are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They have been found to be highly effective in helping care for people with dementia, and can enable them to engage with their memories, life history and more, in a way that would otherwise not be possible. Despite these benefits, there is very little guidance on how to incorporate this approach in everyday care. This book looks at how sensory engagement can help someone with dementia feel safe and secure, minimise their anxieties, support their cognitive abilities, as well as other benefits. Full of practical advice, this book provides everything you need to put Sensory Stories into practice. Written at a level suitable for both family members and practitioners, this innovative book will be invaluable for anyone supporting a person with dementia.

Using Stories to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood

Using Stories to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood

Author: Helen Lumgair

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508760

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This book is an exploration of story and its importance in early childhood. It provides a thorough theoretical foundation, and considers how to practically implement the use of stories to aid children's wellbeing and holistic development. The chapters cover topics including cognitive and emotional development, creativity, play, mathematics, language development, and trauma and healing. It is an ideal resource for early years practitioners, parents, and all those working in early childhood who are looking to encourage creativity, build agency and foster positive communication in children's lives.

Modern Reading Practices and Collaboration Between Schools, Family, and Community

Modern Reading Practices and Collaboration Between Schools, Family, and Community

Author: Almeida, Ana Patrícia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799897521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Language is one of the greatest predictors of personal, social, academic, and professional success. No one is born a reader; instead, learning to read is a process that requires time, effort, and availability. The only way for reading comprehension to develop is through practice: one learns to read by reading. As such, it is integral to acknowledge the importance of knowing how to read and facilitating this skill in schools and at home. Reading is a cornerstone for learning and no child will know academic success if their reading ability is compromised. Modern Reading Practices and Collaboration Between Schools, Family, and Community is a premier reference book that consolidates knowledge on reading competence. It presents the processes inherent in the act of reading and the mechanisms underlying the teaching and learning of reading, as well as all recent research in this area. Covering topics such as communication development, learning motivation, and transliteracy, this innovative title is an excellent resource for preservice teachers, childhood educators, educators of K-12 and higher education, academic libraries, teacher training lecturers, faculty and administration of K-12 and higher education, researchers, and academicians.

Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs

Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs

Author: Sherry Norfolk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 194

This book supplies stories, essays, and lesson plans along with specialized storytelling strategies to help teachers "level the playing field" for all learners and better serve children with special needs. • Provides a variety of successful storytelling strategies for reaching and teaching children with specific disabilities, enabling educators and mentors to choose options that will work best for their teaching environment and students • Provides immediate access to stories, strategies, and adaptations to meet specific needs • Offers a joyful, engaging, and thoroughly human way to interact with all students—a method that makes giving the gift of empathetic education easier

Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings

Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings

Author: Joanna Grace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351701143

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Sensory-being: the enveloping of natural presentness and awareness in an unfolding sensory moment. Sensory Beings: people whose experience of the world, and meaning within it, is primarily sensory. Often these are people who do not have access to language. If you support someone who understands the world in a primarily sensory way, for example someone with PMLD or later stage dementia, you will recognise that they often face periods of time in which they are left without an activity they can access. This unique, practical guide helps you to plan and deliver sensory activities that lead people into a calm, focused state. You are even invited to let the person you support lead you into a state of sensory focus. Written by a leading sensory specialist this book will help you to: View the world as the person you support may view it, and identify times when a sensory-being activity may be appropriate. Understand how to select and create the most engaging, low cost, sensory foci to suit the specific needs of the individuals in your care. Effectively facilitate sensory-being sessions from start to finish so that the people you care for receive the full and many benefits of calm, focused time. Tried and tested in a diverse range of settings prior to publication, these techniques and practical tools have already helped many people provide an enriched experience of life for those in their care. Throughout the book you will find numerous case studies and insights from parents, carers, special school practitioners, therapists, research institutions and more so that you can benefit from this broad body of experience.

Flying Starts for Unique Children

Flying Starts for Unique Children

Author: Adele Devine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502416

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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Help children with SEN and autism to have a good first impression of your school and it can make all the difference to their entire school experience. Regular Teach Early Years contributor and SEN expert Adele Devine shares her top tips for making the school environment as welcoming and inclusive as possible for children with SEN and autism. This book covers essential topics such as working with parents, supporting transitions between home and school, helping children with sensory issues to cope in a stimulating classroom, teaching waiting and patience skills, using visual teaching methods, understanding behaviour, promoting independence and much more. Case studies and practical examples show you exactly how a truly inclusive classroom can be achieved, by demonstrating how a range of situations are experienced from the child's perspective. Designed to be perfect for dipping into and referring back to as problems arise, this book is a fantastic resource for busy educators.

Disabilities and the Library: Fostering Equity for Patrons and Staff with Differing Abilities

Disabilities and the Library: Fostering Equity for Patrons and Staff with Differing Abilities

Author: Clayton A. Copeland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

View: 242

Understanding the needs and abilities of patrons who are differently abled increases librarians' ability to serve them from childhood through adulthood. While some librarians are fortunate to have had coursework to help them understand the needs and abilities of the differently abled, many have had little experience working with this diverse group. In addition, many persons who are differently abled are—or would like to become—librarians. Disabilities and the Library helps readers understand the challenges faced by people who are differently abled, both as patrons and as information professionals. Readers will learn to assess their library's physical facilities, programming, staff, and continuing education to ensure that their libraries are prepared to include people of all abilities. Inclusive programming and collection development suggestions will help librarians to meet the needs of patrons and colleagues with mobility and dexterity problems, learning differences, hearing and vision limitations, sensory and cognitive challenges, autism, and more. Additional information is included about assistive and adaptive technologies and web accessibility. Librarians will value this accessible and important book as they strive for equity and inclusivity.

Social Narratives

Social Narratives

Author: Sonia Morris

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500481

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Social Narratives are a simple, evidence-based intervention to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays to understand appropriate social behaviours and overcome the anxiety associated with social situations. This practical guide explains how to create and use personalised Social Narratives with children aged 4+. Drawing on the latest autism theory and findings from research, the author provides step-by- step guidelines for writing and using Social Narratives at home or in the classroom. She describes clearly the key components of the approach, including incorporating the interests of the child, using literal and positive language and including visuals and comprehension questions to support learning. 27 sample Social Narratives are also included, to provide inspiration and useful examples of how Social Narratives can be used in practice. Perfect for improving social behaviour in children with ASD, this book will be a valuable resource for teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists, as well as parents.

EBOOK: Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity

EBOOK: Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity

Author: Norah Frederickson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262915

Category: Education

Page: 728

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Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 3E has established itself as the textbook on special educational needs (SEN). The new edition of this popular textbook retains its comprehensive, insightful and accessible approach and reflects the latest changes in policy and legislation. It provides a stimulating balance between theory, research and practice as well as a unique analysis of the implications for SEN of linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity. Recognizing the complex and difficult nature of many special educational needs, the authors place a firm emphasis on inclusion and suggest practical strategies enabling professionals to maximise inclusion while at the same time recognizing and supporting diversity. Key features of the third edition include: • The increasingly diverse SEN approaches and legislation across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, within an international context • Provision and arrangements for 16-25 year olds • Identification, assessment and intervention strategies for SEN from the early years • Responding to the diversity of social, emotional and mental health needs within the context of behaviour and discipline in schools Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity 3E is the definitive handbook that supports teachers, educational psychologists, SENCOs, SEN specialist teachers and other professionals in working with children who have SEN in an increasingly diverse society.

Literacy for Visual Learners

Literacy for Visual Learners

Author: Adele Devine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500542

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book takes a fresh look at approaches to teaching reading, writing and communication skills. It presents a wealth of innovative ideas specifically designed to support visual learners, including those with autism spectrum conditions and special educational needs. Some children are more responsive to visual stimulation than spoken words, and this book shows how to engage these children in literacy lessons by using strategies that cover everything from the latest assistive technology to getting creative on a limited budget. There are tips for sharing stories with children who find it hard to sit still, supporting reluctant writers, enabling the pre-verbal child to answer questions and helping the child who never stops talking to develop listening skills. The strategies are supported by practical resources, examples and case studies, to show how to instil in children the confidence to create and share their thoughts. This is a must-have resource for special education teachers and coordinators, as well as speech and language therapists, looking for new strategies for teaching literacy.

Introducing a School Dog

Introducing a School Dog

Author: Cherryl Drabble

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508616

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Animal Assisted Therapy is becoming increasingly popular in education settings, but there is very little information on how to implement it. This practical guide provides everything you need to know to introduce a therapy dog, and the various benefits that a dog can have for pupils, from young children to teenagers.