Case Study: Asperger’s Syndrome

Noel is 8. He has language problems (difficulty in expressing what he wants to say) in addition to the communication and socialization problems associated with the Aspergers condition. Another aspect of Aspergers is the need to tell the truth no matter what the circumstances. He is unaware of how he might inadvertently hurt other people’s …
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Case Study: Cerebral palsy

Rachel is 10. She has cerebral palsy. She has a twin brother who is unaffected. She uses a walking frame but still needs the help of an adult. She has bladder and bowel control but because she can’t stand unaided, needs help with toileting. Rachel’s speech is also affected and she has poor fine motor …
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Case Study: ADHD

Andrew is thirteen and is in year 9 in high school. He has been diagnosed as having ADHD and has been taking Ritalin for the last eight months. He is in your form class but you also teach him four times a week.  You have just begun the new academic year. In class you quickly notice …
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Legal requirements – The Education Act (1996)

SEN is a term used to mean Special Educational Needs. A child is considered as having special educational needs if he/she has a learning difficulty which requires special educational provision (that is provision more than the average child) to be made for him/her. Many children have learning difficulties, but the important thing is that the …
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