Special Educational Needs (SEN)

This guide introduces selected resources on Special Educational Needs available in the YCCECE Library and on the web. All materials can be searched in our Koha Library System (http://koha.yccece.edu.hk).

Subject Keywords

The following subject headings may be used to locate materials about this subject when searching in the Library Catalogue.


early childhood special education     Special Needs Students
educational intervention asynchronous child development
gifted education children with autism spectrum disorders
inclusive education children with disabilities
mainstreaming children with perceptual disabilities
special education children with visual disabilities
special education educators communicative disorders in children
special schools developmental delays
  exceptional children
Relevant Aspects gifted children
accessible design for children with disabilities special needs students
activity programs in special education  
educational acceleration
parent participation in special education


Type of Learning Disabilities

You can find definitions of a topic or term using LD OnLine Glossary or Infoplease.

Autism (From Infoplease)

A developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. Males are affected four times as often as females. Children may appear generally normal until around the age of 24 to 30 months, although studies have identified signs of autism in children under a year of age.

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (From LD OnLine)

Any of a range of behavioral disorders in children characterized by symptoms that include poor concentration, an inability to focus on tasks, difficulty in paying attention, and impulsivity. A person can be predominantly inattentive (often referred to as ADD), predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, or a combination of these two.

Dyslexia (From LD OnLine)

A language-based disability that affects both oral and written language. It may also be referred to as reading disability, reading difference, or reading disorder.

Dysgraphia (From LD OnLine)

A severe difficulty in producing handwriting that is legible and written at an age-appropriate speed.

Dyscalculia (From LD OnLine)

A severe difficulty in understanding and using symbols or functions needed for success in mathematics.

Developmental Aphasia (From LD OnLine)

A severe language disorder that is presumed to be due to brain injury rather than because of a developmental delay in the normal acquisition of language.

Useful Call Numbers to Find Library Materials

Subject Area

Library of Congress Subclass (LC)

Inclusive education

LC 1200-1203

Gifted children and youth

LC 3991-4000

Children and youth with disabilities / Learning disabled children and youth

LC 4001-4806.5

Mental retardation. Developmental disabilities

RC 569.7-571

Reference Works

These materials will assist you in finding background information, key concepts, terms and bibliographies and their call numbers with prefix {REF} in the Reference Collection.


LC Call Number

Encyclopedia of educational psychology

LB 1050.9 .E63 2008 v.1 – v.2

International handbook of early childhood education

LB 1180 .H613 2017

Handbook of special education (see E-book version listed below)

LC 3965 .H26 2017

Handbook of early childhood special education

LC 4801 R35 2016

Handbook of special education


The SAGE handbook of emotional and behavioral difficulties


Early childhood and special education




Online Resources