At Axcis, we are immensely proud of our relationship with nasen. We work together to share good practice across the special educational needs sector, as well as supporting many of the nasen events and conferences which take place. We are very pleased to have a set of 12 of their most recent publications to give away. Each month, we are offering a select few as our Axcis Giveaway prize. During November, enter to win a set useful for secondary practitioners.
The full set
The full set of 12 books are listed below. These are available from Routledge if you want to bag yourself a copy now, instead of waiting to see if you win them in our monthly giveaway (and we believe that nasen members even receive 15% off!). Written by experts with a wealth of experience in the field, even the most seasoned SEND specialists are sure to find something of value for their practice. The titles are:
- Assessing children with specific learning difficulties – A teacher’s practical guide
- Understanding and supporting pupils with moderate learning difficulties in the secondary school – a practical guide
- Transforming reading skills in the secondary school – simple strategies for improving literacy
Strategies for teachers in the classroom
- Supporting children with speech and language difficulties
- Language for learning in the primary school
- Brilliant ideas for using ICT in the inclusive classroom
- Successfully managing ADHD – a handbook for SENCOs and teachers
- Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorders
- Supporting children with dyspraxia and motor coordination difficulties
Strategic management strategies for the primary school
- Developing memory skills in the primary classroom – a complete programme for all
- Boosting learning in the primary classroom – occupational therapy strategies that really work with pupils
- Beating bureaucracy in special educational needs
Axcis November Giveaway – Strategies for Teachers
During the month of November, you can enter to win the set of “Strategies for Teachers” titles as listed above. Here is a bit more about each of these books:
Supporting Children with Speech and Language Difficulties
Completely revised and updated in light of the new SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this new edition describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with speech, language and communication needs. It will help teachers and other professionals to feel more confident by providing expert guidance and practical strategies, and as a professional development tool, will also encourage outstanding practice by suggesting ideas and materials for in-house training sessions. The wide-ranging and accessible chapters explore topics including:
- Listening skills
- Phonological awareness
- Comprehension of language
- Activities for circle time
- Working with parents
Featuring useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, ensuring they have the support they need to make exceptional progress.
Language for learning in the primary school
Language for Learning in the Primary School is the long awaited second edition of Language for Learning, first published in 2004 and winner of the NASEN/TES Book Award for Teaching and Learning in 2005. This handbook has become an indispensable resource, packed full of practical suggestions on how to support 5-11 year old children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
Colour coded throughout for easy referencing, this unique book supports inclusive practice by helping teachers to:
- Identify children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
- Understand speech, language and communication skills
- Consider roles and responsibilities at primary school
- Plan a differentiated and adapted curriculum
- Consider the language demands across subjects
- Adopt a whole school approach
- Make use of a wide range of positive strategies
- Empower children to access the curriculum
Language for Learning in the Primary School comes complete with a wealth of photocopiable resources, giving teachers and teaching assistants the confidence to help children with SLCN more effectively in mainstream settings. It will also be an extremely useful resource for speech and language therapists, specialist teachers and educational psychologists.
Brilliant ideas for using ICT in the inclusive classroom
Runner up in Teach Secondary’s Technology and Innovation Awards 2014 sponsored by Lego, Brilliant Ideas for using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom provides lots of simple practical ideas showing teachers and support staff how they can use ICT to boost the achievement of all pupils.
How can you use ICT to boost the achievement of all your pupils?
This practical teachers’ guide will help you to unlock the enormous potential of new technology in order to enhance pupils’ learning, particularly for young people with additional needs. Written by two of the UK’s leading technology experts, this invaluable and newly updated resource will enable you to use ICT effectively to make lessons more accessible, motivating and fun.
With fifty illustrated case studies and twenty starter activities, this practical resource will help you to introduce new technology into the inclusive classroom. It has been specifically designed to help develop your pupils’ key skills, such as problem solving, developing concepts and communicating to different audiences. In each activity, the authors show why and how a particular resource was used and show how similar techniques can be implemented to open up the curriculum to your learners.
The authors include timely and realistic advice on how to use a range of technologies from the cheap and cheerful – and even free – to more sophisticated and specialist packages. Find out about:
- Digital animation
- Digital storytelling
- Games and gaming
- Sat nav
- Art packages
Whether you’re already techno-savvy or looking to get started with ICT, this book is full of brilliant ideas on how to engage learners of all abilities using technology. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to integrate creative uses of ICT with the curriculum, this book will prove invaluable.
How do I enter?
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic set of books, all you need to do is follow THIS LINK and select how you’d like to enter the Axcis Giveaway. It takes just a few seconds and is entirely FREE of charge. We don’t ask you to fill in any questionnaires or surveys – simply to check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, or if you’re not on social media sites, you can follow this blog. That’s it! So why not take a peek now and get yourself entered into the November Axcis Giveaway.
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