9780135144367

Exceptional Children : An Introduction to Special Education

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    9780135144367

  • ISBN10:

    0135144361

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Educationhas always been known for it's innovation, strong research base and accessibility.  The ninth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. This book is for those teachers who will be professionals in the area of special education or those who are working with students that have exceptionalities.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Personal View of Special Education
Foundations for Understanding Special Education
The Purpose and Promise of Special Education
Who Are Exceptional Children?
How Many Exceptional Children are There?
Why Are Laws Governing the Education of Exceptional Children Necessary?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
What Is Special Education?
Current and Future Challenges
Planning and Providing Special Education Services
The Process of Special Education
Collaboration and Teaming
Individualized Education Program
Least Restrictive Environment
Inclusive Education
Where Does Special Education Go From Here?
Collaborating with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society
Support for Family Involvement
Understanding Families of Children with Disabilities
Developing and Maintaining Family-Professional Partnerships
Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
Home-School Communication Models
Other Forms of Parent Involvement
Educational Needs of Exceptional Students
Intellectual Disabilities
Definitions and Classification Systems
Identification and Assessment
Characteristics
Prevalence
Causes and Prevention
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Learning Disabilities
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Causes
Identification and Assessment
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Causes
Identification and Assessment
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Challenges, Achievements, and Advocacy
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Causes
Identification and Assessment
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Distinguishing Unproven Interventions from Evidenced-Based Practices for Children with Autism
Communication Disorders
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Causes
Identification and Assessment
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Deafness and Hard of Hearing
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Types and Causes of Hearing Loss
Identification and Assessment
Technologies and Supports
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Blindness and Low Vision
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Types and Causes of Visual Impairments
Identification and Assessment
Technologies and Supports
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and ADHD
Definitions of Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments
Prevalence
Types and Causes
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Characteristics
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives
Low-Incidence Disabilities: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Defining Severe, Profound, and Multiple Disabilities
Characteristics of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Prevalence of Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Causes of Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Educational Approaches
Giftedness and Talent (by Jane Piirto and William L. Heward)
Definitions
Characteristics
Prevalence
Identification and Assessment
Educational Approaches
Educational Placement Alternatives and Ability Grouping
Special Education Across the Lifespan
Early Childhood Special Education
The Importance of Early Intervention
IDEA and Early Intervention /Early Childhood Special Education
Screening, Identification, and Assessment
Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education
Service-Delivery Alternatives for Early Intervention
Transitioning to Adulthood
How Do Former Special Education Students Fare as Adults?
Transition Services and Models
Employment
Postsecondary Education
Residential Alternatives
Recreation and Leisure
The Ultimate Transition Goal: A Better Life
Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education
Appendix: Coverage of Praxis II Test
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Photo Credits
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