Special Needs in the Classroom

For many mainstream classroom teachers, having a special needs student in the classroom brings challenges that their previous training and experience have not prepared them for. The academic gap between the student and the rest of the class is vast, yet these teachers want to do the best for everyone, including the special needs student. The Special Needs in the Classroom series shows you how, with everything you need from vital background knowledge on developmental stages to practical activities to build the student’s confidence and competence with literacy or numeracy. It covers essential foundations such as planning, assessment and classroom organisation, which help in creating a classroom programme and learning environment that respond to the student’s needs. Also included is a generous range of templates and checklists to support both teacher and learner in developing the student’s skills in key areas of the curriculum.

Ages: 5-13 years

About the Author

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Anne Russell

Anne Russell is the Team Leader Learning Support Central South for Te Kura (The Correspondence School). She has been a teacher for over 35 years and has worked as a special needs consultant, taught in state schools, the private education sector and a special education advisor with the Ministry of Education. As well as supporting students, their families and teaching teams at work, Anne and a colleague write e-books for adolescent students with low reading levels.