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What Teachers Need to Know about Students with Disabilities
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. Main topics include: intellectual disability, autism, Asperger syndrome, other pervasive developmental disorders, physical and health impairments, vision and hearing impairments, language and learning disorders, and emotional and behavioural disorders. The book is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all disorders and conditions. Instead, the author 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.
This book, by internationally acclaimed researcher and author Peter Westwood, has up-to-date factual information for practising teachers, teachers in training and other school personnel such as guidance officers, school counsellors and classroom assistants.