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Dr. Rena B. Lewis earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, with a major in special education and minors in psychology and systems engineering. She began in special education as a teacher of children wtih mental retardation, although the majority of her work has been with students iwth learning disabilities. She is currently Associate Dean for Faculty development and Research in the College of Education at San Diego State University.
A frequent contributor to the professional literature, Dr. Lewis is interested in instructional adaptations for students with special needs, classroom assessment techniques, and ways to use classroom technologies to improve literacy instruction. In addition to t his book, she is co-author with Dr. James A. McLoughlin of Assessing Students with Special Needs (7th edition). She was honored with an award by the International Reading Association for her report on research implications for teaching reading to students with learning disabilities. Her current research interests center around literacy interventions for highly gifted children from linguistically diverse families.
Table of Contents
I. Introduction to Inclusive Classrooms
Chapter 1--Success for All Students in the General Education Classroom
Chapter 2--Collaboration and the Team Approach
Chapter 3--Students with Disabilities and Other Types of Special Needs
Chapter 4--Diversity in Today’s Classrooms
II. Skills for the General Education Teacher
Chapter 5--Adapting Instruction
Chapter 6--Encouraging Positive Classroom Behavior
Chapter 7—Promoting Social Acceptance
Chapter 8—Coordinating the Classroom Learning Environment
Chapter 9--Assistive Technology
III. Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities
Chapter 10--Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Chapter 11--Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 12--Teaching Students with Behavior Disorders
Chapter 13--Teaching Students with Communication Disorders
Chapter 14--Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 15--Teaching Students with Physical and Health Impairments
Chapter 16—Teaching Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments
IV. Strategies for Teaching Students with Other Types of Special Needs
Chapter 17— Teaching Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Chapter 18--Teaching English Learners