Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e - Media Edition; An Introduction to Exceptionality

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-26
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality is designed for use by preservice and inservice teachers who will teach students with special needs in the general classroom. The text provides a rare glimpse into the lives of persons with exceptionalities, including their families and teachers. Focusing on human exceptionalities across the life span, the text employs a traditional organization beginning with four foundations chapters that introduce teachers to special education, followed by ten "categorical" chapters each on a different "disability." Each categorical chapter features sections on transition, cultural diversity, technology, instructional strategies, and family considerations.

Table of Contents

Key Features of the Text
Foundations of Special Education
Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives
Policies, Practices, and Programs
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality
Parents, Families, and Exceptionality
a Study of Individuals With Special Needs
Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Retardation
Individuals With Learning Disabilities
Individuals With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Individuals With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individuals With Speech and Language Impairments
Individuals With Hearing Impairments
Individuals With Visual Impairments
Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and
Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
Federal Definitions of Disabilities
Professional Standards
Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors
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