Human Exceptionality School, Community, and Family

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-04-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Maintaining its widely respected and unique focus on the roles/responsibilities of a variety of professionals (in education, psychology, counseling, and human services), the new edition of Human Exceptionality emphasizes how cross-professional collaboration can enhance the lives of exceptional individuals and their families as it strengthens and supports the work of the professionals themselves. After a detailed six-chapter introduction to the foundations of human exceptionalities, the succeeding twelve chapters focus on the definitions, classifications, prevalence, causation, and characteristics of all the major categories of exceptionality. Each categorical chapter concludes with practical material on the educational, medical, and social services aspects of collaborating professionally for and working with exceptional persons. An excellent resource for teachers-in-training, in-service teachers, and human services professionals, the text\'s unique, human approach combines up-to-date research, detailed personal stories about exceptional persons, and fresh pedagogical features that help students apply the material in each chapter. Strong discussion of school settings emphasizes the school implications for students with exceptionalities while maintaining a focus on treatment of the individual within the community and family. Inclusion and Collaboration Through the Lifespan features help students understand the key concepts within each section of the chapter. These sections include chapter-opening Focus Questions, which are revisited at key points throughout the chapter and in the chapter-ending Focus Review. Snapshot features in each chapter provide enriching personal insights on the lives of people with differences. Reflect on This highlights interesting and relevant information about exceptionality to enhance students\' learning and enjoyment of each chapter. Assistive Technology features (formerly called "Today\'s Technology") highlight innovations in areas such as computers, biomedical engineering, and instructional systems. The Debate Forum presents two opposing viewpoints of issues concerning people with exceptionalities. Case Studies offer in-depth looks at personal stories of exceptionality followed by engaging Application Questions to activate discussion and student understanding. Further Readings provide an annotated bibliography of recommended readings and Web Resources offer a list of sites beneficial to both teachers-in-training and in-service teachers. Building Your Portfolio features at the end of each chapter provide activities to help students create a more impressive portfolio based on the ideals of the CEC Standards.

Table of Contents

Understanding Exceptionality
Snapshot: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Including People with Differences in Family and Community Settings
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Forum: Leveling the Playing Field or Creating Advantage?
Casey's Story Making the ADA Dream a Reality
Case Study: Sarina
Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Education for All
Snapshot: Educating Reed Origins of Special Education
The Right to Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Case Study: Jerald Current Trends in the Education of Students with Disabilities
Forum: NCLB and Students with Disabilities: High Academic Achievement or Inevitable Failure
Inclusion and Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the Early Childhood and Elementary School Years
Snapshot: Supporting Bill, the New Kid at School
Inclusive Education
Forum: Perspectives on Full Inclusion Multidisciplinary Collaboration
The Early Childhood Years
Snapshot: Yvonne
Snapshot: Matt
The Elementary School Years
Case Study: Ricardo
Transition and Adult Life
Snapshot: Lee
Research on the Lives of Adults with Disabilities
Closing the Gap: Transition Planning and Services
Person-Centered Transition Planning
Preparing Students for Adult Life: The Role of Secondary Schools
Forum: Students with Disabilities and the Meaning of a High School Diploma
Case Study: Maria
The Adult Years
Snapshot: Adolphe
Multicultural and Diversity Issues
Snapshot: Mary
Snapshot: Raphael and Daniel
Purposes of and Approaches to Education
Multiculturalism/Diversity and Special Education
Case Study: Overrepresentation, Finances, and School Reform
Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Meeting the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students
Forum: English-Only or Bilingual Education?
Parents from Different Cultures and Involvement in Special Education
Educating Students with Disabilities from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds]
Other Multicultural and Diversity Issues
Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds
Exceptionality and the Family
Snapshot: Teela
Understanding Families
Case Study: Rita
Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Family-Centered Support
Forum: Universal Health Care: Should It Be a Reality for All--Even Children with Disabilities?
Learning Disabilities
Snapshot: Jamaal and Matthew
Definitions and Classifications
Prevalence Characteristics
Causation Assessment
Snapshot: Alice
The Elementary School Years
The Adolescent Years
Case Study: Alice Revisited
Forum: Reasonable Accommodation Versus Unreasonable Costs
Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Education and Other Services
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Snapshot: James
ADHD and Other Disabilities
Snapshot: Nancy
Case Study: ADHD and Other Disabilities: Coexisting Conditions
Prevalence Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Assessment and Diagnosis
Snapshot: Doug
Characteristics Causation and Interventions
Forum: Is Medication Being Appropriately Used as a Treatment for ADHD?
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Snapshot: Debbie
Snapshot: Zachary
Classification Prevalence
Characteristics Causation
Assessment Interventions
Case Study: Should Karl Stay at Home or Be Helped Elsewhere?
Forum: Desperate Bargain: Custody for Care, Parents Give Up Kids as Last Resort
Intellectual Disabilities
Snapshot: Lily and Roger
Snapshot: Becky
Definitions and Classification Prevalence
Characteristics Causation
Educational Services and Supports
Case Study: Including Scott Inclusive Education
Forum: Can Special Schools for Students with Mental Retardation Be Justifies?
Communication Disorders
Snapshot: Meghan
The Structure of Language
Language Development
Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Language Disorders
Snapshot: Cy Speech Disorders
Case Study: Ricky
Forum: To Treat or Not to Treat?
Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Snapshot: Sarina
Definitions Prevalence Causation
Characteristics Educational Supports and Services
The Early Childhood Years
The Elementary School Years
The Adolescent Years
Inclusive Education
Severe Disabilities and Biomedical Dilemmas
Case Study: The Beginning of a New Circle of Friends
Forum: Disabilities May Keep Brian Cortez from a Heart Transplant
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Snapshot: Josh and Billy
Definition Prevalence Characteristics
Snapshot: Joseph
Snapshot: Steven
Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Diagnosis and Intervention
Case Study: Billy
Forum: Self-Stimulation as a Reinforcer?
Impact on the Family
Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury
Snapshot: Shannon
Definition Prevalence
Characteristics Causation
Forum: Firearms: Shouldn't We Protect Our Children and Youth?
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Case Study: F.T
Hearing Loss
Snapshot: Tamika
Definitions and Classifications
Prevalence Causation Characteristics
Forum: Living in a Deaf Culture
Interdisciplinary Educational Services and Supports
Case Study: A Community of Learners Health Care and Social Services Social Services
Vision Loss
Snapshot: John
The Visual Process
Definitions and Classifications
Prevalence Causation
Characteristics Educational Supports and Services
Instructional Content
Case Study: Mary, Mike, and Josh
Educating Students with Vision Loss in the Least Restrictive Environment
Forum: General Education
Schools Versus Special
Health Care and Social Services
Physical Disabilities and Health Disorders
Snapshot: On a Roll
Physical Disabilities
Case Study: Living with Cerebral Palsy Health Disorders
Forum: Should We Fully Use Our Newly Acquired Knowledge?
Social and Health-Related Problems
Gifted, Creative, and Talented
Snapshot: Talmage
Snapshot: Eduardo
Snapshot: Evan
Definitions and Concepts
Prevalence Characteristics
Origins of Giftedness
Assessment Service and Supports
Case Study: Is Calvin Gifted?
Forum: What Would You Do with Jane?
Historically Neglected Groups
Snapshot: Sadikifu
Appendix: What Every Teacher Should Know About IDEA
Author Index
Subject Index
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