Reviews: Disabilities

9 reviews found for "Disabilities"
Book review : Implementing inclusive education : a Commonwealth guide to implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
This is a book review of Implementing inclusive education : a Commonwealth guide to implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities by Richard Rieser, published by Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928853. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This is more than a book, it is an encyclopaedic working reference, a ‘how to…’ resource which will enthuse any reader and...
Book review : Key issues in Special Educational Needs and inclusion
This is a book review of Key issues in Special Educational Needs and inclusion by Alan Hodkinson and Philip Vickerman, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847873811. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. The book is split into three sections: Contextualising special educational needs and disabilities, Historical and international perspective of special educational needs and inclusion and...
Book review : Therapeutic education : working alongside troubled and troublesome children
This is a book review of Therapeutic education : working alongside troubled and troublesome children by John Cornwall and Craig Walter, published by Routledge in 2006, ISBN 9780415366625. It was reviewed by Stephen Bigger of the University of Worcester on behalf of ESCalate. The book polemically contrasts the constant managerial pressure in education to meet targets with the need for less pressure and for better relationships. The book charts...
Book Review: Buster and the Amazing Daisy
Buster is a rabbit. He is Daisy's class pet. Daisy, the eponymous heroine, is a pupil at Alta Vista Elementary School. Daisy has Asperger's syndrome. The book is subtitled 'An adventure with Asperger's Syndrome'. Before any tale on Asperger's or any other topic can be taken seriously as a study of its subject matter, it must first of all work as a piece of fiction. This delightful little book does just that: Ogaz knows how to tell a good story!
Book Review: Caged in Chaos
This book provides a personal account of dyspraxia, including its impact on family life, on the school experience, and on social life. Although the book is aimed primarily at a young audience, it could be useful to parents, teachers and other professionals
Book Review: Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
The parent guidebook by Brenda Legge, whose son has a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, is one of this publisher's series of titles which aims to contribute to a better understanding of what autism means and what intervention can achieve. Hans Asperger, a Viennese paediatrician, first identified a unique cluster of characteristics as a distinct form of autism in 1944. The profile includes rigid adherence to routines, special 'interests',...
Book Review: Dyslexia, Reading and the Brain. A Sourcebook of Psychological and Biological Research
Beaton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is concerned with the topics of “reading and developmental dyslexia” and with the intellectual isolation that can arise when practitioners and researchers working on different aspects of the field have little contact either with each other and/or with each other’s literatures (p.ix). The author’s aim is to provide a “comprehensive review of...
Book review: Dyslexia-friendly further and higher education
This is a book review of Dyslexia-friendly further and higher education by Barbara Pavey, Margaret Meehan and Alan Waugh, published by Sage in 2010, ISBN 9781847875860. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is for those studying dyslexia focused programmes at Master’s level, but also for mainstream practitioners wishing to improve their dyslexia knowledge and practice. It covers topics such...
Book review: Teaching primary Special Educational Needs
This is a book review of Teaching primary Special Educational Needs by Jonathan Glazzard et al., published by Learning Matters in 2010, ISBN 9781844453672. It was reviewed by Anita Devi of the University of Northampton on behalf of ESCalate. The book is part of the ‘Achieving QTS’ series, designed to support trainees through their initial teacher training and provide readers with knowledge of special educational needs and an understanding of...