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Children and Teenagers, Autumn 05: Special Needs 

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  • Report from the YL SIG Coordinator
    Sandie Mourao
  • Editorial
    Kay Bentley
  • Brain Gym TM in the Classroom

    Izabella Hearn
    encourages teachers to enable their pupils to `move' so that they are in `an optimum learning state.'
  • Adapting Instructional Materials for L2 Learners

    Peter Westwood
    writes about the challenges of `Adapting Instructional Materials for L2 Learners. In his article he offers ideas for a differentiated approach to learning needs.
  • Dyslexic Language Learners in Secondary Education

    David Wilson
    advises teachers to `ask searching questions' to accommodate learning differences appropriately. Many `solutions' are suggested to meet students' learning needs.

  • The Challenge of the Indigo Children

    David Hill
    describes a theory about why there are so many pupils who `behave differently' in the classroom. David traces the history of the phenomenon and offers humanistic advice about working with them.

  • Etre et Avoir

    John Eldridge
    draws on the film to pull out many theories about learners, learning and teaching, including how pupils with special needs are supported.

  • Bonfire Night

    Janice Bland
    uses the traditional festival to explain its place in history and to outline the value of activities for `participation in theatre' with all pupils.

  • Motor Functions Perception and Self-Confidence

    Ingeborg Schwarz
    provides detailed definitions of motor and sensory development then examines the importance of observation of very young learners to enable teachers to support future learning.

  • Looking at a Learner

    Wendy Arnold who describes a pupil with 'ADHD' in Hong Kong.

  • Just a Thought

    Karmen Feher,
    describes a classroom situation and examines why `Information Overload' may be a factor in children's inaccurate production of language.

  • Book Review

    Primary Pronunciation Box by Nixon and Tomlinson, reviewed by Don Bartlett

  • YL SIGs Worldwide

    Livia Farago tells us about the YL SIG in Hungary.

  • YL SIG e-discussion group: CLIL Summary