Videos

Aspergers Autism A is for Autism (Channel 4 NAS Publications Dept) Rain Man (Warner Home Video) autism an introduction (Dept. of Education, DES, ISA, PAPA) The Ages of Autism (NAS Publications Dept) Dyscalculia Dyslexia Down’s Syndrome Education: preparation for life (DSA 1995 020 86824001) Epilepsy Epilepsy and Diabetes – A Guide for Schools (Pink Cow …
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Useful Websites

ADHD http://www.adders.org/ http://www.adiss.co.uk http://www.addinschool.com/elementary/socialskills.htm Aspergers www.aspennj.org/educ.html Autism http://www.nas.org.uk General Sites related to Special Needs Assessment of Special Needs (type moderation into search box) http://www.autismconnect.org/ http://www.do2learn.com Blindness/visual problems http://www.rnib.org.uk http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/index/play.htm http://www.checkthemap.org/links/fun_sites (this site has links to activities for students with learning disabilities) Down’s Syndrome Down Syndrome Ireland Down’s Syndrome Association UK http://www.uce.ac.uk/library/public/edsen.htm http://www.cafamily.org.uk Dyscalculia http://www.inclusive.co.uk http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/faqs/inclusion/56233/#56732 http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/tutors/expertcolumn/dyscalculia …
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Software

Mathematics NumberShark – helps with basic numeracy, including those with poor short term memory, attention span and sequencing skills. White Space, 41 Mall Road, London W6 sales@wordshark.co.uk Mathsbase uses small steps and repetition to develop pupil confidence and maintain progress. http://www.mathsproject.com/ Tell the Time A free downloadable program which helps children and those who have …
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Textbooks and teaching materials

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Reading Wolf Hill series. Suitable for older children with Reading difficulties. levels 1 -5 Literacy Scheme for Specific Learning Difficulties Lifeboat authors Ellis & Davison. Contact http://www.robinswoodpress.com/main/index.php Listening Skills Jean Gilliam De Gaetano Pubished by Winslow Look, Listen, Think Prim-Ed Listen, Think & Do 1 & 2 Each pack contains photocopiable exercises …
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Professional Development Courses for Teachers

M Ed. M.Sc. (DASE) Special Educational Needs Queen’s University, Belfast Includes compulsory study of current policy and issues, and assessing and teaching children with SEN http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEducation/ Diploma in Learning Support Education The Church of Ireland College, Rathmines, Dublin A one year course involving block release and work within one’s own school. http://www.cice.ie/learningsupport2.htm PGCert/Dip/MSc in Education …
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Books for teachers

ADHD How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD Fintan O’Regan The Dyslexia Institute Supporting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Kate E Spohrer Questions Publishing 2002 ASD The New Social Story Book – Illustrated Edition Future Horizons Inc (Texas) www.FutureHorizons-autism.com Autism in the Early Years Cumine, Leach & Stevenson – David Fulton Publishers ISBN …
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Resources for deaf/hearing impaired children

Visual Aids write main headings, keywords and key questions on board or Overhead Projector before starting a lesson Clearly point out objects which are being discussed If possible, use video tapes with subtitles, or if not available, write out a summary of content Allow the deaf child to take video home for second viewing if …
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Sexual Orientation

Secondary school teachers need to be aware of the Equal Rights legislation and to ensure that they promote this with regard to all pupils. It is important to ensure that pupils are not harassed or discriminated against because of their perceived sexual orientation. Further Information www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/behaviour/homphobia www.schools-out.org.uk www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk/cat.php?catid=1101 Homophobic Bullying


Noonan Syndrome

People with Noonan Syndrome are often characterised by short stature and as having heart problems. Children with the condition are likely to have mental, physical and behavioural problems. Sometimes they don’t like noise and can easily get disturbed by large crowds .There can be a tendency to irrational outbursts when he/she can turn very white …
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Narcolepsy

We have probably all known or heard of children falling asleep in class. This has often resulted in jokes and sarcasm by teachers and others but some children may genuinely not be able to stop themselves. Narcolepsy is a disorder of the sleeping/waking mechanism in the brain. When the pupil falls asleep the priority is …
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