Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education (with Cases for Reflection and Analysis and MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Exceptional Learnersis an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are grounded in a sound research base. With over 600 new references added to the 11 th edition, the authors are committed to bringing the most current and credible perspectives to bear on the ever-increasing complexity of educating students with special needs in todayrs"s schools. The authors believe firmly that responsible instruction can help all students to maximize their potential, and they offer practical suggestions for ways in which educators can meet the educational needs of students with special needs and diverse abilities in collaborative environments that include families, other professionals, and the community.

Table of Contents

Exceptionality and Special Education
Getting Oriented to Exceptionality and Special Education
Educational Definition of Exceptional Learners
Prevalence of Exceptional Learners
Definition of Special Education
Providing Special Education
Teachersrsquo; Roles
History and Origins of Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Development of the Profession
Parents and Other Professional Organizations Legislation and Litigation
The Intent of Legislation: Individualized Education for Students with Disabilities
Our Perspective on the Progress of Special Education
Current Trends and Issues
Integration of People with Disablities into the Larger Society
Inclusion in Schools Early Intervention
Transition to Adulthood and Employment Zero Tolerance, PBS, PBIS, and Other Issues of Discipline
Concluding Thoughts Regarding Trends and Issues
Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education
America and Multiculturalism Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education Assessment
Instruction in Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education
Teaching Tolerance and Appreciation
Working with Families Improving Instruction for Language Minority
Students Adopting Effective Teaching
Practices Identifying and Implementing
Effective Reading Instruction
Parents and Families
Professionalsrsquo; Changing Views of Parents
The Effects of a Child with a Disability on the Family
Family Involvement in Treatment and Education
Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Whatrsquo;s in a Name? Mental Retardation Vs
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics
Educational Considerations
Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive
Behavioral Intervention and Support Service Delivery Models
Assessment of Academic Progress, Adaptive Behavior, and Quality of Life for Students with Intellectual or Developmental
Disabilities Early Intervention
Transition to Adulthood
Learners with Learning Disabilities
Identification Prevalence
Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics
Educational Considerations
Assessment Early Intervention
Transition to Adulthood
Attention Deficit Hyperac
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