Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs: Strategies for the Regular Classroom

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Contents
Introductionxv
1Special educational needs, learning difficulties, and effective instruction1
Inclusive schooling and special educational needs2
Factors associated with successful inclusion4
How many students have special educational needs?5
Students with general and specific learning difficulties6
Possible causes of general learning difficulty6
Students with learning disabilities (LD)8
Characteristics of students with learning disability9
Possible causes of learning disability10
Is the concept of 'learning disability' useful?11
Correlates of learning difficulty: reduced motivation and learned helplessness11
Impact of students' learning difficulties on teachers' motivation13
Teaching approaches14
Further reading17
2Students with intellectual disability and autism18
Guiding principles for the mainstream teacher19
Students with intellectual disability19
Learning characteristics of students with intellectual disability21
Specific difficulties22
Language delay in children with intellectual disability23
Social development of students with intellectual disability24
Teaching approaches for students with intellectual disability25
Sensory stimulation for students with severe and multiple disabilities27

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