9789629960520

Special Needs Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9789629960520

  • ISBN10:

    9629960524

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Chinese Univ Pr

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Summary

This book provides teachers and other relevant personnel with fundamental information to enhance their professional competence. Issues addressed include exceptionally and special needs education, special needs education in Hong Kong, gifted and talented learners. There are two special units of high and low incidence disabilities, and the last two chapters provide additional information regarding parents and families of special needs children, and use of technology in special needs education.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 Exceptionality and Special Needs Education 1(20)
Introduction
1(1)
Scope of Special Needs Education
2(1)
Labeling and Classification
3(2)
History of Special Needs Education
5(2)
History of Special Needs Education in Hong Kong
7(2)
Special Needs Prevalence
9(1)
Families of Children with Special Needs
9(1)
Summary
10(1)
Activities
11(1)
Resources
12(6)
References
18(3)
Chapter 2 Special Needs Education in Hong Kong 21(26)
Introduction
22(1)
Governing and Funding
22(3)
System for Identification
25(1)
System of Assessment
26(1)
Service Delivery Models
27(5)
Provision of Related Services
32(3)
Integrating Children with Special Needs
35(5)
Summary
40(1)
Activities
41(1)
Resources
42(3)
References
45(2)
Chapter 3 Giftedness and Talent 47(24)
Introduction
48(1)
Giftedness and Talent Defined
48(4)
History of the Field
52(1)
Educational Concerns
53(1)
Characteristics
54(3)
Education
57(7)
Summary
64(1)
Activities
64(1)
Resources
65(4)
References
69(2)
Chapter 4 Mental Retardation 71(24)
Introduction
72(1)
Mental Retardation Defined
72(3)
History of the Field
75(2)
Possible Causes
77(2)
Characteristics
79(1)
Education
80(7)
Summary
87(1)
Activities
88(1)
Resources
89(3)
References
92(3)
Chapter 5 Learning Disabilities 95(32)
Introduction
96(1)
Learning Disabilities Defined
97(1)
History of the Field
98(1)
Possible Causes
99(1)
Characteristics
100(4)
Education
104(16)
Summary
120(1)
Activities
121(1)
Resources
122(2)
References
124(3)
Chapter 6 Emotional and Behavior Disorders 127(22)
Introduction
128(1)
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Defined
128(2)
History of the Field
130(1)
Possible Causes
131(2)
Characteristics
133(3)
Education
136(7)
Summary
143(1)
Activities
144(2)
Resources
146(2)
References
148(1)
Chapter 7 Communication Disorders 149(24)
Introduction
150(1)
Communication Disorders Defined
151(2)
History of the Field
153(1)
Possible Causes
154(3)
Characteristics
157(2)
Education
159(6)
Summary
165(1)
Activities
166(1)
Resources
167(4)
References
171(2)
Chapter 8 Visual Impairments 173(22)
Introduction
174(1)
Visual Impairments Defined
174(1)
History of the Field
175(1)
Possible Causes
176(2)
Characteristics
178(3)
Education
181(7)
Summary
188(1)
Activities
189(1)
Resources
190(3)
References
193(2)
Chapter 9 Hearing Impairments 195(22)
Introduction
196(1)
Hearing Impairments Defined
196(2)
History of the Field
198(2)
Possible Causes
200(4)
Characteristics
204(1)
Education
205(4)
Summary
209(1)
Activities
210(1)
Resources
211(3)
References
214(3)
Chapter 10 Physical and Health Disabilities 217(52)
Introduction
218(1)
Physical and Health Disabilities Defined
219(15)
History of the Field
234(5)
Possible Causes
239(4)
Characteristics
243(3)
Education
246(13)
Summary
259(1)
Activities
260(1)
Resources
261(5)
References
266(3)
Chapter 11 Parents and Families 269(28)
Introduction
270(1)
Historical Development
271(3)
Understanding Parents and Families
274(7)
Enhancing Home-school Relationships
281(1)
Changing Attitudes
282(1)
Providing Information
283(1)
Encouraging Participation
283(8)
Summary
291(1)
Activities
292(1)
Resources
292(3)
References
295(2)
Chapter 12 Assistive Technology 297(28)
Introduction
298(2)
Assistive Technology Defined
300(1)
Assistive Technology Services
301(1)
Assistive Technology Devices
301(9)
Meeting Individualized Needs
310(6)
Summary
316(1)
Activities
317(1)
Resources
318(4)
References
322(3)
Glossary 325(8)
Author Index 333(4)
Subject Index 337

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