Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This updated editon ofTeaching Students with Severe Disabilities, 4/e,is written in a way that makes the most complex findings of research understandable and usable in the real educational world, this book offers comprehensive coverage of all of the issues that are pertinent to teaching students with severe disabilities.The authors clearly and completely address both methodology and curriculum, presenting topics in the order in which a teacher would approach them: prior considerations, planning and assessment, general instructional procedures, and, finally, procedures targeted to learners with specific disabling conditions. In addition, they pay thoughtful attention to assessment, the role of paraprofessionals, and multicultural concerns.For teachers and future teachers of students with severe/multiple disabilities.

Table of Contents

Initial Considerations
Students with Severe Disabilities: Definitions, Descriptions, Characteristics, and Potential
Defining Severe Disabilities
Intellectual Disability Categories and Syndromes
Characteristics of Persons with Severe Disabilities
Potential for Success by Persons with Severe Disabilities
Philosophy and Best Practices for Educating Students with Severe Disabilities
A Philosophy of Services
Contemporary Best Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities
The Bases of Best Practices
The Meaning of Special Education
Collaboration Among Professionals and Paraeducators
The Meaning of Collaboration
Parents, Families, and Cultural Issues
Promoting Family Involvement
The Meaning of Collaboration
Establishing Partnerships with the Family
Providing Culturally Competent Education and Support
Providing Support to Parents
The Role of Teachers When Collaborating with Parents
Providing Culturally Competent Instruction
Preparing to Teach
Planning Instructional Programs for Students with Severe Disabilities
Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities
Conducting Assessments to Determine Instructional Needs
Approaches to Assessment
General Instructional Procedures
Teaching Students to Acquire New Skills
Elements of Effective Instruction
Good General Teaching Practices
How Behaviors and Skills are Learned
Instructional Tactics for Teaching New Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities
Teaching Skills for Generalization and Maintenance
The Importance of Generalization and Maintenance
Strategies That Have Been Used to Achieve Skill Generalization
Applying Generalization Strategies
Teaching Skill Maintenance
Writing Instructional Programs to Include Generalization Instruction and to Promote Maintenace
Evaluating Student Progress
The Importance of Evaluating Student Progress
Alternate Assessment Requirements for Students with Severe Disabilities
Portfolio Assessment Procedures
Continuous Direct Assessment
Creating Inclusive Educational Environments
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