Educating Exceptional Children / Edition 13

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This authoritative text the first survey of exceptional children to be published is regarded for its academic approach and its coverage of all categories of children with disabilities and children who are gifted and talented.

The text emphasizes an ecological approach to special education, focusing on increasing awareness of the exceptional child as an individual who is influenced by and must cope with family, peers, school, and society.

  • New! The Tenth Edition contains new four-color inserts and a paperback format. The inserts include active portraits of exceptional children, profiles of professionals, practical applications, field activities, and web site resources. The inserts highlight key areas in special education-Inclusion in Context: Providing a Range of Options, The Multidisciplinary Team: Working Together to Benefit the Child, Transition: Helping Children Move On, and Assistive Technology: Helping All Children Succeed in School.
  • New! Chapter 9, Autism Spectrum Disorder, explores the history, prevalence, and programs designed to work with autistic children. It also offers valuable teaching strategies and examines the importance of structure and routine.
  • New! A companion web site offers resources for students and instructors, including stories and cases of students with disabilities, discussion questions, self-tests, further resources for Educational Adaptations, and web links.
  • New! The Inclusion in Context feature, which appears in each chapter as part of Educational Adaptations, takes a balanced approach to the issue of appropriate placement.
  • New! The Foreword and Introduction celebrate thelongevity of the text. The foreword is written by Edwin Martin, head of the Learning Disabilities Division of CEC and Former Director of the Office of Special Education for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • New! The Future Challenges feature focuses on the future of special education.
  • New! The text contains over 100 new Margin Notes, including many that provide URLs directly related to chapter content.
  • The text features increased coverage of diversity, including discussion on bilingual children with communication disorders, cultural differences and assessment, multicultural issues for students with visual impairment, and issues of diversity for students with learning disabilities.
  • Expanded coverage of technology includes sections on speech to print systems, computers and the Internet, hearing aid technology, telecommunication relay service, assistive technology for students with multiple and severe disabilities, and assistive technology for students with mental retardation.
  • Updated content on family and lifespan covers peer influences, parent empowerment, siblings, emotional development and the family, families from diverse cultures, parent involvement with children who are deaf, inclusion in preschool for children who are deaf, issues encountered by parents of children with physical and health impairments, and family and lifespan issues for children with autism.
  • The Ecology of the Child feature appears in every chapter and focuses on the family, school, peers, culture, or community in relation to the exceptional child. One-third of these features are new in this edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495913603
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: What's New in Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 765,505
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Kirk, who wrote the first several editions of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, was a pioneer and "forefather" within the fields of special education and learning disabilities.

James J. Gallagher received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and has, in years since, earned international respect for his research in the areas of giftedness and mental retardation, among other topics in special education. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the editor of Jossey Bass' New Directions in Special Education monographs.

Mary Ruth Coleman joined the author team of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN in the twelfth edition. Well known in the field, Dr. Coleman served as President of the Council for Exceptional Children. She earned her Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Special Education and Literacy Studies.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION, HISTORY, AND SOCIAL FORCES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION. 1. Children with Exceptionalities and Their Families. 2. Children with Exceptionalities and Social Institutions: Government, Schools, and the Courts. Part II: HIGH-INCIDENCE EXCEPTIONALITIES. 3. Early Intervention Supports and Services. 4. Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). 5. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 6. Children with Learning Disabilities. 7. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders. 8. Children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders. 9. Children with Communication, Language, and Speech Disorders. 10. Children Who Have Special Gifts and Talents. Part III: LOW-INCIDENCE EXCEPTIONALITIES. 11. Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 12. Children with Visual Impairments. 13. Children with Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Multiple or Severe Disabilities.

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