– Behaviour Management through the Lens of Special Educational Needs
This book aims to support mainstream teachers in understanding the strengths and needs of children with learning difficulties. ‘Small Changes Can Make Big Differences – Behaviour Management through the Lens of Special Education Needs’ examines the behaviour of children with additional needs and urges mainstream teachers to view this behaviour through the lens of a child’s diagnosis.
The book provides strategies for new and experienced mainstream teachers that focus on setting up classroom environments that support and encourage appropriate behaviour; consider the particular needs and strengths of children with learning difficulties; and recognise the mandate for class teachers to care for and educate all children. It further shows how these small changes can make truly big differences for children with additional needs as well as for their peers. Using case studies of children with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and Down Syndrome / general learning disability, from presentation to resolution, the book shows thirty examples of small changes to support behaviour management in constructive and sensitive ways.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr Patricia Daly is the former Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive & Special Education (EPISE) at Mary Immaculate College (MIC).