According to a recent article in the TES there has been an ‘avalanche of special educational needs in the classroom’ in recent years.
What’s more, the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) found in its 2 year project ‘urgent action is needed to help teachers adapt to a new generation of pupils with previously unseen special needs….like foetal alcohol syndrome’.
This guide was produced with this in mind. It includes a wide range of conditions that any teacher might come across in the course of work at school.
With each of the 26 syndromes listed the conditions are defined in terms of the characteristics, symptoms and details of the strategies to use. There is then a list of useful books and websites for further information in each case.