Human Exceptionality School, Community, and Family

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Maintaining its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of a variety of professionals--in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services--HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY, Tenth Edition, is a testament to how cross-professional collaboration can and does enhance the lives of exceptional individuals and their families as it strengthens and supports the work of the professionals themselves. After a comprehensive six-chapter introduction to the foundation and challenges across the lifespan for people with exceptionalities, the successive nine chapters focus on definitions, classifications, prevalence, causation, and characteristics of the major categories of exceptionality. Categorical chapters also provide practical information on the educational, medical, and social services aspects of working with people who are exceptional. An excellent resource for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as a range of human services professionals, the book's unique, human approach combines the most current research, detailed personal stories about exceptional persons, and fresh pedagogical features that help students understand and apply the material.

Table of Contents

Through The Lifespan
Understanding Exceptionalities in the 21st Century
Education for All
Inclusion and Collaboration in the Early Childhood and Elementary School Years
Transition from School to Adult Life
Perspectives On Diversity And Family
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Exceptionalities and Family
High Incidence Exceptionalities
Learning Disabilities
Emotional/Behavior Disorders
Intellectual Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
Communication Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Low Incidence Disabilities
Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Sensory Disabilities
Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Exceptional Gifts And Talents
Gifted, Creative, and Talented
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