Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults / Edition 2

Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults / Edition 2

by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471392618

ISBN-13: 9780471392613

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is

Overview

The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is an indispensable guide for professionals, academics, and students alike.

Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law.

Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves.

What's new in this edition

  • Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students
  • Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery.

Some of the topics covered

  • Academic assessment
  • Achievement tests
  • Addictions
  • Bilingual education
  • Child and adolescent behavior management
  • Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities
  • Early childhood education
  • Gifted education
  • Intelligence tests
  • Mathematics disabilities
  • Psychoeducational methods
  • Rehabilitation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Special education parent and student rights
  • Traumatic brain injury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471392613
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
1080
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors v

Preface xvii

A 1

B 103

C 159

D 280

E 344

F 379

G 417

H 451

I 492

J 538

K 449

L 559

M 602

N 657

O 680

P 699

Q 790

R 792

S 841

T 925

U 976

V 980

W 995

X 1016

Y 1019

Z 1021

Author Index 1027

Subject Index 1059

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