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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136067931
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,206,571
  • 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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