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Children's development

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Disadvantages: No Explanations

As part of my course in Speech and Language Sciences, I have to carry out a child study. I have to observe a normally developing pre-school child and in order to do this successfully I have to know what is considered to be 'normal'. We have learned about ...

bluejules 02.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of From Birth to Five Years (Children's Developmental Progress) - Mary D Sheridan, Marion Frost

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"Children's minds" could change yours

Advantages: Easily accessible, thought provoking, well written
Disadvantages: Well, if you're not interested in children or education, you probably won't be taken

This book by Margaret Donaldson should be compulsory reading for people who work with young children, and, come to that, for parents. It gives not only an easily accessible overview of Piagetian theory of child development, but in the same go demolishes ...

scotrail 20.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Children's Minds - Margaret Donaldson

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Ten things that could change their world

Advantages: Very easy to use, interesting, unusual to take child's view
Disadvantages: A little repetetive at points

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew is a text aimed at parents, teachers and other professionals who work with children on the autistic spectrum, unusually and appealingly it is written from the child's perspective. The author, Ellen Notbo ...

M.Newcastle 15.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - Ellen Notbohm

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Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew -fantastic

Advantages: easy to read
Disadvantages: Possibly too short. could have included more background information on the condition

When i read this book i was new to teaching autistic children. This book really opened my eyes to the condition from a new perspective. being written by a mother it has a different perspective than a lot of the weighty medical books i had previously read ...

jojo111 09.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - Ellen Notbohm

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SEN without the stress

Advantages: Good overview
Disadvantages: No account of ADHD

...I am a big fan of the 'how to...' series (these are books looking at a range of special needs, including dyslexia, speech and language difficulties, ADHD and so on). I like the simple language and the practical advice that characterises the books, How to ...

M.Newcastle 02.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of How to Support and Teach Children with Special Educational Needs - Veronica Birkett

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