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Teaching Exceptional, Diverse, and At-Risk Students in the General Education Classroom

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205342716

ISBN10:
020534271X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students Vaughn/Bos/Schumm provide teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect recent changes in the law and current terminology, the strength of the book continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms, as well as its four chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, and content areas. The strong emphasis on professional planning and collaboration make it an excellent resource for all teachers.

Table of Contents

Every chapter includes “Chapter Outline,” “Focus Questions,” “Introduction,” “Summary,” “Key Terms and Concepts,” “Tips for Teachers,” “Research Brief,” “Tech Talk,” “Making a Difference: The 60-Second Lesson,” “Think and Apply,” and “Read More About It.”

1. Special Education and Inclusive Schooling.
IDEA and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.
Responsibilities of Classroom Teachers.
Role of Collaboration in Meeting Students' Special Needs.
Inclusion.

2. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Learning Disabilities.
Definitions and Types of Learning Disabilities.
Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities.
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Learning Disabilities.
Instructional Techniques and Accommodations with Students with Learning Disabilities.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Definitions and Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Characteristics of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

3. Teaching Students with Communication Disorders and with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Communication Disorders.
Prevalence of Communication Disorders.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Communication Disorders.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Communication Disorders.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Prevalence of Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Addressing Challenging Behaviors.

4. Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Definitions of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Prevalence of Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
Types and Characteristics Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
Causes of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
Teaching Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

5. Teaching Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.
Definition and Types of Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.
Prevention of Mental Retardation.
Prevalence of Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.
Characteristics of Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Teaching Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities.

6. Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, Hearing Loss, Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, or Traumatic Brain Injury.
Students with Visual Impairments.
Definition and Types of Visual Impairments.
Characteristics of Students with Visual Impairments.
Prevalence of Visual Impairments.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Visual Impairments.
Students with Hearing Loss.
Definition and Types of Hearing Loss.
Characteristics of Students with Hearing Loss.
Prevalence of Hearing Loss.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Hearing Loss.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Hearing Loss.
Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
Definition and Types of Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
Prevalence of Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
Characteristics of Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
Identification and Assessment of Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.

7. Planning and Grouping Strategies for Special Learners.
Model of the Planning Process.
Long-Term Planning.
Unit Planning.
Lesson Planning.
An Overview of Instructional Grouping.
Grouping Patterns.

8. Managing Student Behavior.
Basic Principles of Managing Student Behavior.
Establishing the Classroom Climate.
Practices for Providing Positive Behavioral Support.
Enhancing Students' Self-Concepts.
Teaching Social and Self-Management Skills.

9. Collaborating and Coordinating with Other Professionals and Family Members.
Consultation and Collaboration.
Cooperative Teaching.
Critical Communication Skills.
Working with Parents.

10. Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Diversity in Classrooms and Schools.
Multicultural Education.
Linguistic Diversity and Second Language Acquisition.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

11. Accommodating for Other Special Needs: Students At Risk and Students with Special Talents.
Defining Students At Risk.
Conditions that Place Students At Risk.
Prevalence of Students At Risk.
Identifying Students At Risk.
Programs for Students At Risk.
Defining Giftedness.
Characteristics of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented.
Prevalence of Giftedness.
Identifying Students Who Are Gifted and Talented.
Programs for Students Who Are Gifted and Talented.
Instructional Guidelines and Accommodations.

12. Teaching All Students to Succeed in Reading.
Current Trends in Reading Programs.
Effective Reading Instruction for Struggling Readers.
Strategies for Helping All Students with Phonological Awareness, Letter-Sound Correspondence, and the Alphabet Principle.
Strategies for Teaching Word Identification.
Strategies for Helping All Students Develop Fluency.
Strategies for Helping All Students Improve Reading Comprehension.

13. Teaching All Students to Succeed in Writing.
Current Trends in Writing Curriculum and Instruction.
Teaching Writing as a Process.
Strategies for Establishing an Environment That Promotes Writing.
Strategies for Conducting a Writing Workshop.
Strategies for Teaching Narrative Writing.
Strategies for Teaching Expository Writing.
Strategies for Helping All Students Acquire Spelling Skills.
Strategies for Helping All Students Develop Handwriting Skills.

14. Teaching All Students to Succeed in Mathematics.
Current Trends in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction.
Difficulties in Learning Mathematics.
Effective Math Instruction for All Learners.
Strategies for Helping All Students Acquire Basic Math Skills.
Strategies for Helping All Learners Acquire and Use Computation Skills.
Strategies for Helping All Students Develop Problem Solving Skills.

15. Teaching All Students to Succeed in the Content Areas Critical Issues in Content Area Instruction.
Learning Difficulties in the Content Areas.
Effective Content Area Instruction for All Learners.
Effective Content Area Reading Instruction for All Learners.
Effective Content Area Assignments, Homework, and Tests for All Learners.
Planning Interdisciplinary Thematic Units.

Glossary.

Index.



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