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. These books are short, easy-to-use guides to the fundamentals of a subject with clear reference to other, more comprehensive, sources of information. Other titles in the series include "Teaching Methods", "Numeracy", "Spelling", "Reading and Writing Difficulties", "Learning Difficulties" and "Personal Wellbeing". "Students with Disabilities" provides a concise overview of a wide range of disabilities that have an impact on students' learning and development. Main topics include: intellectual disability, autism, Asperger syndrome, other pervasive developmental disorders, language disorders, physical and health impairments, vision and hearing impairments, and emotional and behavioural disorders. It describes clearly the main features of each disability, the priority needs of individuals with the disability, and effective methods for teaching these students. This book, by internationally acclaimed researcher and author Peter Westwood, aims to provide practising teachers, teachers in training and other school personnel such as guidance officers, school counsellors, and classroom assistants, with up-to-date factual information.