Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education (with Cases for Reflection and Analysis and MyEducationLab) / Edition 11

Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education (with Cases for Reflection and Analysis and MyEducationLab) / Edition 11

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by Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman, Paige C. Pullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 013606793X

ISBN-13: 9780136067931

Pub. Date: 04/25/2008

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Exceptional Learners is an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are

Overview

Exceptional Learners is an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are grounded in a sound research base.

With over 600 new references added to the 11th edition, the authors are committed to bringing the most current and credible perspectives to bear on the ever-increasing complexity of educating students with special needs in today’s schools. The authors believe firmly that responsible instruction can help all students to maximize their potential, and they offer practical suggestions for ways in which educators can meet the educational needs of students with special needs and diverse abilities in collaborative environments that include families, other professionals, and the community.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT'S NEW IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION:

  • Over 600 new references have been added, reflecting the authors’ commitment to present readers with the most current perspectives on the ever-increasingly complex issues involved in educating students with disabilities in today’s schools.

  • NEW Assessment of Academic Progress sections in all categorical chapters provide readers with category-specific information about Progress Monitoring, Outcome Measures, Testing Accommodations and Alternative Assessment for students with special needs.

  • Significantly reorganized Chapter 2, "Integration, Inclusion, and Support of Positive Outcomes" both provides new information on Universal Design, use of technologies, differentiated instruction, response to intervention (RTI), and assessment of academic progress and student outcomes, highlighting the current focus of federal mandates (e.g. NCLB, IDEA) on student outcomes, and makes it easier for students to absorb that information.

  • Increased coverage of Response to Intervention (RTI) in accordance with changes to federal law, including major new sections in Chapter 2 and Chapter 6, emphasises the importance of multi-tiered assessment to readers.

  • Marginal references throughout the text make it easy for readers to use the relevant multimedia assets on the MyEducationLab website created specifically to accompany Exceptional Learners, 11e, to improve their mastery of key concepts.

  • New information on Identifying and Implementing Effective Reading Instruction (for English Language Learners).

  • New information on Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers.

  • New discussion of the change in terminology from mental retardation to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • New information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

  • The lastest research on gullibility as a characteristic of persons with mild intellectual disabilities.

  • New research on neuroimaging and genetics findings relevant to the causes of Learning Disabilities and ADH.

  • New Skills definition of blindness.

  • The latest research on the role of visual-spatial abilities in autism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136067931
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Exceptionality and Special Education.

Getting Oriented to Exceptionality and Special Education.

Educational Definition of Exceptional Learners.

Prevalence of Exceptional Learners.

Definition of Special Education.

Providing Special Education.

Teachers’ Roles.

History and Origins of Special Education.

Legislation and Litigation.

The Intent of Special Education Law: Individualized Education for Students with Disabilities.

The Progress of Special Education.

Summary.

2. Integration, Inclusion, and Support of Positive Outcomes.

Integration of People with Disablities into the Larger Society.

Inclusion in Schools

Assessment of Progress.

Special Education in the Context of NCLB.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood and Employment.

Zero Tolerance, PBS, PBIS, and Other Issues of Discipline.

Concluding Thoughts Regarding Trends and Issues.

Summary.

3. Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education.

America and Multiculturalism.

Education and Cultural Diversity.

Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education.

Identification and Classification of Disabilities.

Assessment of Progress.

Instruction in Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education.

Summary.

4. Parents and Families.

Professionals’ Changing Views of Parents and Families.

The Effects of a Child with a Disability on the Family.

Family Involvement in Treatment and Education.

In Conclusion.

Summary.

5. Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

What’s in a Name? Mental Retardation versus Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

6. Learners with Learning Disabilities.

Definition.

Identification

Prevalence.

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

7. Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Brief History.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Identification

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Medication Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

8. Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

Terminology.

Definition.

Classification.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

9. Learners with Communication Disorders.

Definitions.

Prevalence.

Communication Variations.

Language Disorders.

Speech Disorders.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

10. Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear.

Identification of Hearing Impairment.

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

11. Learners with Blindness or Low Vision.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye.

Identification of Visual Impairment.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Service Delivery Models.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

12. Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Historical Context: Kanner’s and Asperger’s Papers.

Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Asperger Syndrome Defined.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics .

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Progress.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

13. Learners with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities.

Definition and Prevalence.

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Deaf-Blindness.

Considerations for Many Students with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities.

Summary.

14. Learners with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairment.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence and Need.

Neuromotor Impairments.

Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Other Conditions Affecting Health or Physical Ability.

Prevention of Physical Disabilities.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Adaptive Devices for Daily Living.

Educational Considerations.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

Summary.

15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Origins of Giftedness.

Identification of Giftedness.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Cultural Values Regarding Student with Special Gifts and Talents and Their Education.

Neglected Groups of Students with Special Gifts and Talents.

Educational Considerations.

Summary.

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ashmikeamber More than 1 year ago
I recommend purchasing a book online that can be downloaded. It has been easy to read and navigate. It was also cheaper.
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This book has been useful in my Exceptional Child class so far. I just would not order it from Barnes and Nobel, as I received the text two and a half weeks beyond the stated delivery date and thus needed to purchase it from my college bookstore last minute--paying more as a result. The text is comprehensive and innovative in that it contains a myths/facts section in each chapter about different disabilities and exceptionalities.