The What Teachers Need to Know About series aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today's teachers to do their jobs effectively.
What Teachers Need to Know About Learning Difficulties draws on international research about learning difficulties to present a clear picture of the issues involved. It focuses on early identification, so that intervention can prevent or minimise the negative outcomes of persistent failure and explains how teachers can address problems effectively. Problems of socialisation and behaviour are discussed and brief coverage given to students' specific difficulties with reading and mathematics.
A comprehensive range of links to additional sources of information will help teachers find positive solutions for their students.
With over 45 years' experience in education, Peter Westwood has taught students of all ages from preschool to tertiary, and much of his classroom career was spent teaching students with special educational needs.
After some years serving in the School of Special Education and Disability Studies at Flinders University in South Australia, he is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.
Peter has published many articles and books for teachers and for children.