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Guerrilla Mum

Surviving the Special Educational Needs Jungle

Author: Ellen Power

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003928

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Getting the educational provision you need for your special needs child can feel like an uphill struggle. This book offers clear guidance on how authorities such as Local Education Authorities, schools, the National Health Service and the Government function, what the law entitles your child to, and how you can fight most effectively for the education they need. Basing the book on her own experience of bringing up two sons with special educational needs, Ellen Power describes how she worked with - and in some cases challenged - the authorities to get the right education for her children. Outlining what she did, how she did it, and how you can do the same, she explains clearly the implications of the Special Educational Needs code of practice and the Disability Discrimination Act, as well as giving advice on diagnosis, assessment, and dealing with the authorities. Further sections look at how to address issues such as transition between schools, and bullying. Interweaving real-life experience with practical advice, Guerrilla Mum is essential reading for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze

Author: John Friel,Melinda Nettleton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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This straightforward, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of children and young people with special educational needs includes all the most recent developments in law, and clearly explains the key issues in a complex system. Helping parents to understand the legal entitlements of their child, Nettleton and Friel explain the new Education, Health and Care Plans which have replaced the Statements of Special Educational Needs. They explain what an Education, Health and Care Plan is, how assessments are carried out, and how annual reviews, amendments, rights of appeal and tribunals work in practice. They also include help with 25 of the most common problems encountered, a discussion of relevant cases, extracts from the official published guidance issued, and a draft Reasons for Appeal. This essential handbook for parents of children with special educational needs will also be a key reference for teachers, charities, Local Authority officers, and lawyers in other fields.

Securing Appropriate Education Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Allison Hope-West

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003515

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Searching for the right school for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) opens up a huge and complicated world, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. What should you look out for in a school? What questions should you ask? How do you choose between different educational approaches and programmes? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon surrounding special educational needs (SEN), and walks parents and professionals through the entire journey of securing appropriate educational provision for a child with ASD. The author explains the implications of having, or not having, a diagnosis, how to obtain a Statement of SEN, how to find and secure an appropriate school, and how to work effectively with outside agencies. She provides clear explanations of the legal aspects of the process, including SEN law, the SEN code of practice and the new guidelines for SEND tribunals. Recognising that mainstream schooling is not the best option in every case, she also shows that independent schools and home-schooling can be viable options in some cases. A multitude of useful resources, websites and sources of further information are also included. Whether you are the parent or carer of a child with ASD, or a professional working with autism, the ideas and information in this book will steer you through the complex maze of issues surrounding how to secure effective educational environments for children with ASD.

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Author: Ruth Birnbaum

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002082

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1905

If you are considering placing a child with special needs at a new school, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Should you choose a special school, or a special unit within a mainstream school? What will be the involvement of therapists? Maybe home schooling would be best? Whether the child has autism, dyslexia or any other special educational, emotional or behavioural difficulty, this book will help you find the school that suits the child best. From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. Whether you are a parent seeking a special school, a professional researching a school, or a teacher recommending what to look for in a school, this book is a must-have reference for anyone taking school placement seriously.

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System

How to be a "velvet Bulldozer"

Author: Sandy Row

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102625

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Row illustrates how the special educational needs system works and empowers parents to demand help for children with special needs. This practical book challenges the theoretical established literature on SEN, providing an accessible and effective resource for those needing advice on their rights to services and help for their children.

Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom

An Insider’s Guide

Author: Gill D. Ansell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003539

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. This accessible, short and snappy guide to the basics will provide busy teachers and teaching assistants with everything they need to know to make their job easier, and to make a real difference to any student with AS in their care. The book begins by exploring how children with AS operate and the implications this has for mainstream school settings. It goes on to give practical advice for one-on-one working, DIY resources for visual learners, tools for effective assessment, and much more. Information on how personal wellbeing can be maintained in potentially stressful situations is also included, and the concise chapters are ideal for dipping into as and when inspiration is needed. This book will be an essential resource for any teacher or teaching assistant supporting children with Asperger Syndrome.

Out of Captivity

Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle

Author: Marc Gonsalves,Tom Howes,Keith Stansell,Gary Brozek

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061868620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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“[A] remarkable story….An honest and harrowing memoir of a life-changing ordeal.” —Arizona Republic The spellbinding New York Times bestseller, Out of Captivity is the amazing true story of Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, and Keith Stansell, three American civilian contractors who were held hostage by the FARC rebel group in Colombia for five and a half years. Written with Gary Brozek, this book is an astonishing tale of unbelievable hardship and indomitable will—an “action-packed” (Time magazine) real-life adventure that stands with Alive by Piers Paul Read, Norman Ollestad’s Crazy for the Storm, and other classic true stories of survival.

Captive

2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle

Author: Clara Rojas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439176092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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On a fateful day in February 2002, campaign manager Clara Rojas accompanied longtime friend and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt into an area controlled by the powerful leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Armed with machine guns and grenades, the FARC took them hostage and kept them in the jungle for the next six years. After more than two years of captivity deep in the Colombian jungle, surrounded by jaguars, snakes, and tarantulas, miles from any town or hospital, Clara Rojas prepared to give birth in a muddy tent surrounded by heavily armed guerrillas. Her captors promised that a doctor would be brought to the camp to help her. But when Rojas went into labor and began to suffer complications, the only person on hand was a guerrilla wielding a kitchen knife. The guerrillas drugged Rojas with anesthetic while one of them slit open her abdomen. Her son, Emmanuel, was born by amateur cesarean section in April 2004. His survival was miraculous, but her joy was soon cut short when the FARC took him from her when he was only eight months old. For the next three years, Clara was given no information about him, but her desire to one day see him again kept her alive. In early 2008, Clara was finally liberated and reunited with her son—to whom this book is dedicated.

My Faraway Home

An American Family's WWII Tale of Adventure and Survival in the Jungles of the Philippines

Author: Mary McKay Maynard

Publisher: Isis

ISBN: 9780753197615

Category: History

Page: 304

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On the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Mary McKay's father was managing a gold mine on the Philippine island of Mindanao. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines, the McKays fled into the jungle, believing their stay would be brief. But the days turned into two harrowing years of battling heat, hunger, and natural disasters. After the war, in 1947, they went back to the Philippines, where, ironically, more tragedy was waiting...

Hostage Nation

Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs

Author: Victoria Bruce,Karin Hayes,Jorge Enrique Botero

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307593584

Category: History

Page: 320

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A blistering journalistic exposé: an account of government negligence, corporate malfeasance, familial struggle, drugs, politics, murder, and a daring rescue operation in the Colombian jungle. On July 2, 2008, when three American private contractors and Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt were rescued after being held for more than five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the world was captivated by their personal narratives. But between the headlines a major story was lost: Who exactly are the FARC? How had a drug-funded revolutionary army managed to hold so many hostages for so long? Had our costly War on Drugs failed completely? Hostage Nation answers these questions by exploring the complex and corrupt political and socioeconomic situations that enabled the FARC to gain unprecedented strength, influence, and impunity. It takes us behind the news stories to profile a young revolutionary in the making, an elite Colombian banker-turned-guerrilla and the hard-driven American federal prosecutor determined to convict him on American soil, and a former FBI boss who worked tirelessly to end the hostage crisis while the U.S. government disregarded his most important tool—negotiation. With unprecedented access to the FARC’s hidden camps, exceptional research, and lucid and keen insight, the authors have produced a revelatory work of current history. From the Hardcover edition.

Jungle Soldier

The true story of Freddy Spencer Chapman

Author: Brian Moynahan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

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Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist Freddy Spencer Chapman was trapped behind enemy lines when the Japanese overran Malaya in 1942. His response was to begin a commando campaign of such lethal effectiveness that the Japanese deployed an entire regiment against him, hunting for him as they did for no other. He was wounded, and racked by tropical disease. His companions were killed, or captured and then beheaded. Cut off from friendly forces, his only shelter the deep jungle, Chapman held out for three years and five months. Jungle Soldier recounts the thrilling and unforgettable adventures of the north country orphan who survived against all odds to become a legend of guerrilla warfare.

Even Silence Has an End

My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Author: Ingrid Betancourt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101442913

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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"Betancourt's riveting account...is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance." -Los Angeles Times In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region, where she was abducted by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization in conflict with the government. She would spend the next six and a half years captive in the depths of the Colombian jungle. Even Silence Has an End is her deeply moving and personal account of that time. The facts of her story are astounding, but it is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this very special narrative-an intensely intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate reflection on what it really means to be human.

Gorilla Behavior

Author: Terry Maple,Michael P. Hoff

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 4742

Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087142

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8526

“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

On Guerrilla Warfare

Author: Mao Tse-tung

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119572

Category: History

Page: 128

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The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages into benefits.

Guerilla Marketing on the Internet: The Definitive Guide from the Father of Guerilla Marketing

Author: Jay Conrad Levinson,Mitch Meyerson,Mary Eule Scarborough

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599181940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 4549

Add the Internet to Your Marketing Arsenal-Guerrilla Style! The Father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson, changed marketing forever when he unleashed his original arsenal of marketing tactics for surviving the advertising jungle on a shoestring budget. And now, Levinson and online marketing masters Mitch Meyerson and Mary Eule Scarborough once again show you how to beat the odds by combining the unconventional, take-no-prisoners Guerrilla Marketing approach with today's ultimate marketing weapon-the Internet. Learn how to use the internet Guerrilla style. Level the playing field, and achieve greater online visibility. Boost traffic to your website. Convert visitors into paying clients. Capture and keep your market share, and create multiple income streams-all while saving time and money! This complete Guerrilla Marketing online guide includes: The 10 most effective Guerrilla strategies Case studies of the five greatest online Guerrilla Marketing campaigns How to create a high-impact website on a budget Low-cost tactics for maximizing traffic The 12 biggest internet marketing mistakes and how to avoid them Creative tactics and cutting-edge tools that inspire customers to take action Essential information on cutting-edge technology

Gorilla Dawn

Author: Gill Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481486578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4219

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Oxford University Press."--Verso.

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 3554

This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544465571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

Thinkers of the Jungle

Author: Gerd Schuster,Willie Smits,Jay Ullal,Marrie Powell,Michael Scuffil

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783833146237

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9231

Offers insight into the lives of orangutans in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra, including their mental development, the mother-child relationship, and efforts to continue protecting them from death for profit.

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