Visual Bridges for Special Learners
A Complete Resource of 32 Differentiated Learning Activities for People with Moderate Learning and Communication Disabilities
Teachers and trainers running activities for people with learning and communication difficulties face the daunting task of balancing a wide range of needs, abilities and preferences, whilst simultaneously being asked to meet measured outcomes, record progress and create their own resources.
This book presents thirty-two original, engaging and highly visual learning sessions. The activities have been specifically designed to develop learning skills, self-awareness and awareness of others, explore representation, language and early literacy, and cooperation and teamwork. Each session is comprehensively described and includes worksheets, learning aims and suggestions for differentiation and extension activities for either group work or individual learning.
These activities will help to develop confidence and motivation by using highly visual resources to bridge the gap between language and cognition. They will be perfect for teachers and trainers running college classes and community education centres, day and residential care centres and training programmes. All the worksheets are included in colour on the accompanying CD.
This is a very practical resource aimed at teachers and other professionals working with children and adults with learning disabilities, particularly those with visual learning needs (such as those with autism). – College of Occupational Therapists, Specialist Section, People with Learning Disabilities
Visual Bridges for Special Learners offers teachers, trainers and activity providers an invaluable source of highly creative ideas for lessons for adults with learning and communication disabilities in important areas such as self-awareness, co-operation and teamwork. Thanks to Julia Moor, anyone responsible for developing activities for these adults will not easily run out of inspiration. – Peter Vermeulen, Author, Autism Consultant and Lecturer at Autisme Centraal, Belgium
Julia Moor does a fine job in providing us with wide ranging, detailed and differentiated lesson plans for use in the continuing education of adults with developmental disabilities. More than this she reminds us of the importance of continuing education as an option for these adults and of the need to base this education on a curriculum that goes beyond daily living and work skills. – John Clements, clinical psychologist, behaviour consultant and author specialising in developmental disabilities
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