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Schools for Special Needs 2014, 19th Edition

Book Description

Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. A growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often complex needs means that finding the right school for your child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs is an indispensable aid for anyone investigating the legal and practical aspects of SEN provision for children and young people at all stages of education. This fully updated guide covers: assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and school choice; all special needs from ADHD and Autism to Speech and Language Difficulty and Visual Impairment; where to seek help, parents' rights and the role of the local authority; the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice; directories of independent and non-maintained special schools, colleges and support services; state-maintained special schools, and mainstream independent schools with specialist provision.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. Title page
  3. Imprint
  4. Table of contents
  5. Part 1: Special Needs – Guidance for Parents
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Sources of Help for Parents
    3. 1.3 A Guide to the Classification of Special Needs
    4. 1.4 The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
    5. 1.5 The Changing Legal Framework of SEN and Disability
    6. 1.6 Children with Special Educational Needs – The Legal Implications
    7. 1.7 Disability Discrimination and Education – The Equality Act
    8. 1.8 A Parents’ Guide to Admissions Procedures for Children with Special Educational Needs
    9. 1.9 Independent Schools and Special Educational Needs
    10. 1.10 Help for Parents Wrestling with SEN Legislation
    11. 1.11 An Introduction to Assessment
    12. 1.12 Choosing a School for Your Child’s Special Educational Needs
    13. 1.13 Welfare Benefits
    14. 1.14 Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration
    15. 1.15 Children with Special Educational Needs – Guidance for Families Overseas
    16. 1.16 Education and Training for Young People with Disabilities or Learning Difficulties after Age 16
    17. 1.17 Applying to Higher Education – Guidance for Disabled People
  6. Part 2: Special Schools and Colleges – Independent and Non-Maintained
    1. 2.1 Notes on the Directory
    2. 2.2 Directory of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools
    3. 2.3 Profiles of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools
    4. 2.4 Directory of Colleges and Other Special Provision at 16+
    5. 2.5 Profiles of Colleges and Other Special Provision at 16+
    6. 2.6 Index of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools and Colleges Classified by Special Need
  7. Part 3: Special Schools and Colleges – Maintained
    1. 3.1 Index of Education Authorities
    2. 3.2 Notes on the Directory
    3. 3.3a Directory of Maintained Schools by Education Authority
    4. 3.3b Directory of Maintained Schools by Education Authority
    5. 3.3c Directory of Maintained Schools by Education Authority
  8. Part 4: Independent Mainstream Schools with Specialist Provision
    1. 4.1 Independent Mainstream Schools with Specialist Provision – An Introduction
    2. 4.2 Notes on the Directory
    3. 4.3 Directory of Independent Mainstream Schools with Specialist Provision
    4. 4.4 Profiles of Independent Mainstream Schools with Specialist Provision
    5. 4.5 Index of Independent Mainstream Schools
  9. Part 5: Reference Section
    1. 5.1 Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD)
    2. 5.2 Useful Addresses and Associations
    3. 5.3 Bibliography
    4. 5.4 Glossary of Abbreviations
    5. 5.5a Main Index
    6. 5.5b Main Index
  10. Full imprint