Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education / Edition 9by William L. Heward
Pub. Date: 03/17/2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for it's innovation, strong research base and accessibility. The ninth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. This book is for those/b>/i>… See more details below
Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for it's innovation, strong research base and accessibility. The ninth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. This book is for those teachers who will be professionals in the area of special education or those who are working with students that have exceptionalities.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: A Personal View of Special Education||2|
|Pt. 1||Foundations for Understanding Special Education||5|
|Ch. 1||Defining Special Education||6|
|Ch. 2||Planning and Providing Special Education Services||46|
|Ch. 3||Special Education in a Culturally Diverse Society||86|
|Ch. 4||Parents and Families||120|
|Pt. 2||Educational Needs of Exceptional Students||157|
|Ch. 5||Early Childhood Special Education||158|
|Ch. 6||Mental Retardation||196|
|Ch. 7||Learning Disabilities||238|
|Ch. 8||Emotional and Behavioral Disorders||280|
|Ch. 9||Communication Disorders||322|
|Ch. 10||Hearing Loss||360|
|Ch. 11||Blindness and Low Vision||400|
|Ch. 12||Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Traumatic Brain Injury||438|
|Ch. 13||Autism and Severe Disabilities||480|
|Ch. 14||Giftedness and Talent||526|
|Ch. 15||Transition to Adulthood||566|
|Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education||606|
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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.