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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132184465
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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



Name Index.

Subject Index.

Photo Credits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    excellent seller!!! book was just as described, new with acccess code, received book 2 days after the order was placed, will use this seller again.

    this book was required for a college class, not really an easy read.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Good text for introduction to special populations

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2009

    Exceptional Children are fine

    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.

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