Category:  Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability


ADHD and Mothers Psychological Distress: Mothers Responses to a Child Diagnosed with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mothers Psychological Distress: Mothers’ Responses to a child Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Author: G Ramdeen-Mootoo Aim: To determine whether mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD are more depressed, hopeless and helpless than mothers who do not have a child diagnosed with ADHD. Methods: Research design, a quasi-experimental two


The Use of iPads to Improve Attainment in Technology for Pupils with Learning Difficulties

A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is underway 26 years after the National Curriculum was first introduced. The Successful Futures report recommends computer programming and I.T to be on an equal footing with literacy and numeracy in all classes (Donaldson2015). Whilst pupils with learning difficulties could struggle with technology


The Impact and Benefits of Therapeutic Interaction on Educational and Behavioural Outcomes

‘In many educational settings and contexts throughout the world, there remains an assumption that teachers are the possessors of knowledge which is to be imparted to students, and that this happens in neutral, impartial and objective ways. However, learning is about making meaning’ (IAFOR 2015) For students with learning difficulties this is especially so and


A Case Study on the School Counselor’s Work Predicaments at Elementary Schools in Xinzhung District, New Taipei City

This study aims to investigate the Work Difficulties and Social Support of New Full-time Counselors in junior high school, and then to provide some practical suggestions to the situation. This study adopted a qualitative research method. The subjects were six full-time junior high school counselors who were selected by purposeful sampling from Xinzhung District, New


Healthy Children Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed Now for a Brighter Future

This workshop will be divided into 3 parts: 1. Keeping the Brain and Mind Healthy which will explore exercise, nutrition, arts stimulation and Language development 2. Challenges to Brain and Mind Health: Attention, Focus, Brain injuries, alcohol and drugs, physical and mental illness, violence and abuse 3. Strategies for building Healthy Brain and Mind: Mindfulness,


Transition of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders from Primary to Post-Primary School: A Framework for Success

Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have specific difficulties which impact on the transition between primary and post-primary school (Steady and Roberts, 2013). As an increasing number of students with ASD are now accessing mainstream education due to Irish Government policy on inclusion (NCSE, 2013), this has led to increased challenges for schools in providing


The Design and Use of Multimedia Storytelling Book for Hearing Impaired Students

Multimedia application of a multimedia storytelling book is useful and has many advantages for hearing impaired students. This paper presents information based on reliable literature reviews about the multimedia storytelling book design framework for hearing impaired students. The purpose of this research is to explore the application of a multimedia storytelling approach in teaching the


Best Practices of School Inclusion for Pupils with SEN

Throughout the last 40 years, there has been an increasing need to implement effective inclusive school models, and these are often based on the principles emerging from the Salamanca Conference (1994) and the UNESCO Guidelines on Inclusion (2005). Although the current trend is to include students with special education needs (SEN) in a common school