Highlights the IEP process throughout the book and prepares teachers to engage meaningfully in the IEP process, reminds them of the individualities among all students, and helps them see the "big picture" of how a teacher's daily curricular modifications and instructional adaptations help their student with disabilities meet important learning goals. Separate chapters explore the history and characteristics of disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and less frequently seen challenges like severe physical disabilities, and go on to provide clear, comprehensive guidance for teachers who work with students of varying abilities and learning challenges in their classrooms. This bestselling book provides teachers in both general and special education the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to effectively include students with special needs in every classroom and to provide appropriate instruction for every student.
1. Inclusive Education: An Introduction.
2. Effective Inclusion Practices and Professional Collaboration.
3. Home-School Collaboration: Working with Families.
4. Identifying and Programming for Student Needs.
5. Teaching Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
6. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities.
7. Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
8. Teaching Students with Mental Retardation.
9. Teaching Students with Sensory Impairments.
10. Teaching Students with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Low-Incidence Disabilities.
11. Teaching Students with Communication Disorders.
12. Teaching Students Who Are Gifted.
13. Teaching Students Who Are At Risk.
14. Classroom Organization and Management.
15. Teaching Students with Special Needs in Elementary Schools.
16. Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Schools.
Appendix A: Sample IEP for an Elementary Student.
Appendix B: Sample IEP for a Secondary Student.