Exceptional Children and Youth / Edition 5

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EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Fifth Edition, provides a concise yet complete introduction to special education for pre-service and in-service teachers. One of the most accessible and readable texts available for the Introduction to Special Education course, this new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current information available about special education practice and children with exceptionalities. The text emphasizes current research and theory about exceptional children, human diversity, inclusion, law and social policy, family involvement, real-life stories about exceptionality, and evidence-based teaching practices—all presented in a warm, personal narrative style.

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"I have described this text as a plentiful text—full of character and information. It has been recommended as a good read for any psychology or education student as a relatively easy read that makes the information easy to understand, however full of information and helpful resources."

"This text is a wonderful resource for understanding characteristics of the different disabilities. It is also helpful when dealing with the effects on the family and using teaching strategies in the classroom."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111833428
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 165,846
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Hunt is a professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. She teaches in the Early Childhood Special Education program, supervises students in early intervention and preschool settings, and frequently teaches the introductory special education class for which she and Dr. Kathleen Marshall wrote this text. Dr. Hunt received her M.A. in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. She taught deaf children for nine years at the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York and in California. She is married and has three daughters.

Kathleen Marshall received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia in 1983. As an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, her responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in introduction to special education, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and severe and profound handicapping conditions. She also teaches special education methods courses for pre-service teachers and advanced master's and doctoral courses in special education. Her areas of specialization are learning disabilities and mental retardation. Her experience as a special educator includes teaching elementary school children with learning disabilities and mental retardation, and ongoing service as a special education consultant for mainstreaming programs and curriculum development in a local school district. At the University of South Carolina, she is the field practicum supervisor for pre-service teachers specializing in behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and mental retardation.

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Table of Contents

1. The Foundations of Special Education. 2. Making Special Education Work for All Students. 3. Risk Factors and Early Intervention. 4. Families of Students with Disabilities. 5. Students with Learning Disabilities. 6. Students with Intellectual Disabilities. 7. Students with Severe Disabilities. 8. Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 9. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 10. Students with Communication Disorders. 11. Students Who Are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. 12. Students Who Are Blind and Have Low Vision. 13. Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments. 14. Students Who Are Gifted and Talented.

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