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Special Education : Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, MyLabSchool Edition,9780205459100
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Special Education : Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, MyLabSchool Edition

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780205459100

ISBN10:
0205459102
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

In this exciting new text, Marilyn Friends contemporary treatment of special education prepares teachers for their evolving role in the education and well-being of students with special needs. Informed by her years of experience working with exceptional students and their teachers, this trusted author combines validated research with practical information for educators working in the challenging age of inclusion, professional collaboration, student diversity, and legislative change. Throughout the book, she grounds the discussion in the realities of todays classrooms in a way that is concrete and compelling to future teachers whose concerns must always be the practical, yet whose actions must also consider the broader human needs and experiences of students with exceptionalities and their families.

Table of Contents

Preface
Special Features
Key Concepts for Understanding Special Education
Learning Objectives
What Is Special Education?
What Are the Laws for Students with Disabilities?
Who Receives Special Education?
What Are the Recommended Practices
That Characterize Today''s Special Education?
What Are the Perspectives of Parents and Families on Special Education?
What Trends and Issues Currently Influence Special Education?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
The Personnel and Procedures of Special Education
Learning Objectives
Who Are the Professionals Who Work in Special Education?
How Do Students Become Eligible to Receive Special Education Services?
What Is an Individualized Education Program?
What Are the Services Students with Disabilities Receive?
What Are the Options for Resolving Disagreements Regarding Special Education?
What Are the Issues Related to Special Professionals and Procedures?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Multicultural Perspectives
Learning Objectives
What Is Culture?
How Does Culture Affect the Learning Process?
How Are Culturally Diverse Groups Represented in Special and Gifted Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Diverse Learners with Exceptionalites?
What Are the Perspectives of Parents of Diverse Exceptional Learners?
What Are the Trends and Issues Affecting the Education of Diverse Exceptional Learners?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Creating Partnerships through Collaboration
Learning Objectives
What Is Collaboration?
What Elements Are Necessary for Collaboration?
How Is Collaboration Implemented in Schools?
How Does Collaboration Involve Parents and Families?
What Are Issues Related to Collaboration?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Students with Learning Disabilities
Learning Objectives
What Are Learning Disabilities?
What Are the Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities?
How Are Learning Disabilities Identified?
How Do Learners with Learning Disabilities Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Students with Learning Disabilities?
What Are the Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Trends and Issues Are Affecting the Field of Learning Disabilities?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Learning Objectives
What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
What Are the Characteristics of Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
How Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Identified?
How Do Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
What Are the Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Trends and Issues Are Affecting the Field of ADHD?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
Learning Objectives
What Are Emotional and Behavior Disorders?
What Are the Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional and Behavior Disorders?
How Are Emotional and Behavior Disorders Identified?
How Do Learners with Emotional and Behavior Disorders Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders?
What Are the Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Trends and Issues Are Affecting the Field of Emotional and Behavior Disorders?
Summary
Key Terms and Concepts
Review, Discuss, Apply
Working the Standards
Students
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