Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education & OneKey CourseCompass Standard Package / Edition 8by William L. Heward
Pub. Date: 09/30/2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Long recognized as a market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the eighth edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education continues its tradition of excellence. Through rich examples and time-tested, research-based practices and strategies, this new edition/b>/i>… See more details below
Long recognized as a market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the eighth edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education continues its tradition of excellence. Through rich examples and time-tested, research-based practices and strategies, this new edition gives readers the knowledge, insight, and tools to become exceptional teachers who are engaging as well as effective in their teaching of special education students in a variety of settings.
For over two decades, professors at more than 350 colleges and universities have relied on this comprehensive, engaging text for professional research, current practice, and trends in special education. Grounded in scholarship, yet written with the human experience in mind, this best-selling book effectively conveys the stories of teachers and children in special education.
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Table of Contents
Prologue: A Personal View of Special Education
Part I: Foundations for Understanding Special Education
Chapter 1: The Purpose and Promise of Special Education
Chapter 2: Planning and Providing Special Education Services
Chapter 3: Collaborating with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society
Part II: Educational Needs of Exceptional Students
Chapter 4: Mental Retardation
Chapter 5: Learning Disabilities
Chapter 6: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 7: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 8: Communication Disorders
Chapter 9: Deafness and Hearing Loss
Chapter 10: Blindness and Low Vision
Chapter 11: Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and ADHD
Chapter 12: Low Incidence Disabilities: Multiple/Severe Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 13: Giftedness and Talent (Piirto and Heward)
Part III: Special Education Across the Lifespan
Chapter 14: Early Childhood Special Education
Chapter 15: Transitioning to Adulthood
Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education
Appendix: Coverage of Content Areas for PRAXIS II Test
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this book was required for a college class, not really an easy read.
I have used the 8th and now the 9th edition of Heward's textbook in classes for alternative certification for public school teachers - both general and special education. The references to CEC are especially helpful for prospective new teachers to become familiar with national advocacy for students with disabilities and students in G&T programs. Highly recommended for history, pedagogy, exposition of personal experiences, real world professional situations, and teaching strategies. Includes interesting and provocative projects throughout. Highly recommended.
We are using the text in our class and I find it very interesting and informative. The text is definitely college level reading but it isn't bad for a textbook. There are a lot of pictures and interesting bylines inserted and there is a glossary and index that are helpful. For someone who has begun working with exceptional children I have found it a good book to use a reference. The lab series included helps with has pre and post tests that help review the information. The homework section doesn't help me with reviewing what I have read.