Cases in Special Education / Edition 2

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This supplement for special education courses consists of five short cases for each of the twelve official federal disability areas. It provides vivid, realistic depictions of what it is like to be a student with a disability. Cases include persons of different ages and in different settings. Each case explores the individual's disability and its effect on her or his interactions with parents, friends, community members, and society.

Whatever the reason of why students fail to transfer effective teaching skills or knowledge, we know that there are better ways to teach. From our experiences, case method teaching represents one of the best ways for college students to apply knowledge and skills.... As you use the cases from this book, [the authors] anticipate that your students' understanding of special education will change.... [They] hope that this book will serve as a tool to engage students during classes and to help them connect knowledge with practice. -Pref.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072322712
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/29/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 993,529
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Scot Danforth is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in special education from the University of South Florida. He has worked in a variety of roles within the field of speical education; paraprofessional, classroom teacher, consultant, researcher, and teacher educator. He is the co-author of two books and has published articles in leading special education journals in the United States and Europe. He specializes in the education of students experiencing behavioral difficulties, the social construction of disability, and the philosophy of social inquiry.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Using Cases in Special Education 1
Ch. 2 The Social Systems Approach 10
Ch. 3 Individuals with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders 19
Ch. 4 Individuals from Diverse Ethnic, Cultural, or Linguistic Backgrounds 36
Ch. 5 Individuals with Learning Disabilities 52
Ch. 6 Individuals with Mild or Moderate Mental Retardation 69
Ch. 7 Individuals with Communication Disorders 86
Ch. 8 Individuals with Visual Impairments 103
Ch. 9 Individuals with Hearing Impairments 123
Ch. 10 Individuals with Severe and Multiple Disabilities 141
Ch. 11 Individuals Who are Gifted, Talented, or Creative 158
Ch. 12 Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments 173
Ch. 13 Individuals with Other Low Incidence Disabilities 188
Ch. 14 Individuals At-Risk for School Failure 206
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