Strengthening Social and Emotional Learning in Children with Special Needs

Beamish, Wendi & Saggers, Beth (2014) Strengthening Social and Emotional Learning in Children with Special Needs. In Garvis, Susanne & Pendergast, Donna (Eds.) Health & Wellbeing in Childhood. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 303-315.

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Locally and globally, guiding children’s social and emotional development is no longer optional for educators. Research undertaken over the last 20 years provides compelling evidence that early and ongoing development of socio-emotional skills contributes to an individual’s overall health, wellbeing and competence throughout life. Moreover, competence in this domain is now recognised as fundamental to school readiness, school adjustment and academic achievement. As a consequence, social and emotional learning (SEL) is an important theme in current educational policy, curriculum frameworks and classroom practice. This chapter focuses on a particular group of vulnerable learners – children with special needs – and highlights key strategies for educators to use in their everyday classroom practices to strengthen SEL in children from early years through to the end of primary school.

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ID Code: 76284
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: social emotional learning, special needs, children
ISBN: 9781107652262
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2014 23:06
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 01:34

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