Bringing together research on how the brain learns, this resource helps educators recognize, understand, and teach the growing numbers of children with more than one condition or disorder.

Fitting Labels to Children and Children to Labels

Fitting labels to children and children to labels

This chapter covers:

  • the meaning of labels, different approaches to labelling and who is involved in the process
  • the advantages, disadvantages and complications of labelling, including controversial issues around defining children's needs
  • how the process of labelling is expanding to recognise more disorders
  • the need to keep labelling in perspective, so that meeting the child's needs is seen as paramount.

The Meaning of Labels

In terms of their education, pupils who have any kind of learning or behavioural difficulties will fall within the general label of having special educational needs (SEN). The majority of pupils with SEN will acquire a further label, which will help to clarify more precisely the nature of their difficulties. ...

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