There has been an outpouring of children from schools over the last few years. The reasons for their exclusion from schools include: learning difficulties, behavioural problems or physical disability. Other reasons that are not dependent on a 'deficit' model of the children relate to Conservative-led initiatives involving school league tables, greater accountability, inspections, etc. Whatever the reasons, the new government are committed to reducing the number of children who are forced out of mainstream schooling. The author addresses the key issues and relates them to the main theory/literature in the area. He 'unpicks' the major theories and applies them to possible ways of working with children in the classroom. Four case studies are used in order to make these proposed ways of working more accessible. As with other books in the series, exercises, readings and questions are set throughout.
Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Their Families: An Innovative Approach to Interdisciplinary Practice Claudia María Vargas; Patricia Ann Prelock.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004
Developmental Perspectives on Children with High-Incidence Disabilities Ronald Gallimore; Lucinda P. Bernheimer; Donald L. MacMillan; Deborah L. Speece; Sharon Vaughn.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999
Effects of Music Therapy on Young Children's Challenging Behaviors: A Case Study de Mers, Catherine L. Tincani, Matt Van Norman, Renee K. Higgins, Kyle.
Music Therapy Perspectives, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2009
Using Functional Behavior Assessment in General Education Settings: Making a Case for Effectiveness and Efficiency Scott, Terrance M. Bucalos, Anne Liaupsin, Carl Nelson, C. Michael et al..
Behavioral Disorders, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 2004
Timeout Rooms under Scrutiny ; Schools Face Criticism for Overuse of Such Rooms, and Experts Look at Whether Taking Disruptive Children out of Classrooms Works Seth Stern writer of The Christian Science Monitor.
The Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2002
Fraud-Busters Cut Benefits for Disabled Children Raising Standards and Reviewing Cases Trims Rolls, but It Leaves Some in Lurch Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor.
The Christian Science Monitor, October 24, 1997