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Overview

This Student Value Edition is a three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.

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Editorial Reviews

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Strengths in all chapters include the focus questions, content, teaching and learning sections, and summary at the end of each chapter. The pre-service teachers in my class love the tips for beginning teachers.

Melissa McDonnell, University of Idaho

In an introductory text, it is difficult to include too many instructional strategies, but Heward has chosen some of the best and energizing strategies to stir the interest of novice special educators.

Lee Sherry, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Heward does an excellent job of explaining and walking the reader through the processes needed to provide services to a student with a disability.

Terri Collins, Clemson University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132690591
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Lee Heward is Emeritus Professor of Education at The Ohio State University. He majored in psychology and sociology as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University, earned his doctorate in special education at the University of Massachusetts, and joined the special education faculty at Ohio State in 1975. Bill has served as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Special Education in Portugal and Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo. Among the many honors he has received are Ohio State University’s highest recognition of teaching excellence, the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and the American Psychological Association’s Division 25 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award for lifetime achievements in education.

Dr. Heward’s current research interests include “low-tech” methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction and adaptations of curriculum and instruction that promote the generalization and maintenance of newly learned knowledge and skills. Bill’s publications include seven other textbooks and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. His research has appeared in the field’s leading peer-reviewed journals, including Behavioral Disorders, Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, Exceptional Children, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Teacher Education and Special Education, Teaching Exceptional Children, and The Journal of Special Education.

Bill has also written for the popular market. His book Some Are Called Clowns (Crowell, 1974) chronicled his five summers as a pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns, the last of the barnstorming baseball teams.

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Table of Contents

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

Chapter 4: Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 5: Learning Disabilities

Chapter 6: Emotional or 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 Disabilties, Health Impairments, and ADHD

Chapter 12: Low-Incidence Disabilities: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 13: Giftedness and Talent

Chapter 14: Early Childhood Special Education

Chapter 15: Transitioning to Adulthood

· Categorical chapters 4-13 roughly follow the same general format:

· Definition (and Classification)

· Identification and Assessment

· Characteristics

· Prevalence

· Causes

· Educational Approaches

· Educational Placement

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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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