Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools / Edition 4

Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools / Edition 4

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by Ann P. Turnbull, Marilyn Shank, Sean J. Smith, Rud Turnbull
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131126008

ISBN-13: 9780131126008

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson

A Principled Approach: Strategies and interventions are based on six core values for working with students with exceptionalities: envisioning great expectations; enhancing positive contributions; building on strengths; acting on choices; expanding relationships; and ensuring full citizenship.

Real People, Real Issues: Every

Overview

A Principled Approach: Strategies and interventions are based on six core values for working with students with exceptionalities: envisioning great expectations; enhancing positive contributions; building on strengths; acting on choices; expanding relationships; and ensuring full citizenship.

Real People, Real Issues: Every student in each chapter's opening vignette is a real person. Within each chapter as well as in the My Voice and Making a Difference boxes, real people's stories are integrated to provide additional insight into the exceptional lives of students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers.

A Focus on Inclusion: While acknowledging the very real challenges of inclusion, the authors believe that the great majority of students with disabilities can receive an appropriate education in general education classrooms if programs and classrooms are designed for individualized instruction, if supplementary supports and services are available, and if educators are prepared to work in inclusive environments. This book prepares educators to make inclusion work.

Practical Ideas for Today's Classrooms: Newly organized chapters spotlight curricular goals and teaching methods, which are demonstrated in the Programs in Practice section of each categorical chapter. Into Practice boxes also share best practices for inclusive education.

The Most Current Coverage: New coverage of important topics such as behavior management, assistive technology, and universal design as well as an increased focus on collaboration and early intervention. Hundredsof new references and resources have been added.

Integrated Multimedia: State-of-the-art topical coverage is matched with new, integrated technology features:

  • New Multimedia My Voice, Multimedia Making a Difference, and Multimedia Into Practice feature boxes have links to the companion website and ABC/Prentice Hall video library.
  • Six new segments have been added to the ABC/Prentice Hall video library, for a total of 22 current and issues-based segments.
  • An upgraded companion website.
  • New companion website margin notes direct readers to online links where they can find more information about chapter topics.
  • New Into Practice with Technology feature boxes appear in each categorical chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131126008
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
4th Edition
Pages:
565
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.68(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Overview of Today's Special Education2
Chapter 2Implementing IDEA's Principles40
Chapter 3Special Education Today: Inclusion and Collaboration72
Chapter 4Learning Disabilities104
Chapter 5Emotional or Behavioral Disorders144
Chapter 6Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder180
Chapter 7Giftedness222
Chapter 8Mental Retardation260
Chapter 9Severe and Multiple Disabilities300
Chapter 10Autism336
Chapter 11Other Health Impairments368
Chapter 12Physical Disabilities404
Chapter 13Traumatic Brain Injury438
Chapter 14Communication Disorders480
Chapter 15Hearing Loss516
Chapter 16Blindness and Low Vision556
Glossary597
References605
Name Index641
Subject Index653
Photo Credits673

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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools (with MyEducationLab) 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Online it had told me that it was supposed to here in 3 days but it got here in like 7. So that was really disappointing. However, once I did receive it, it was in great conditions, exactly how i ordered it, and i was able to start reading! Plus, I got a free wine voucher with it!
jlj1198 More than 1 year ago
While the information in this book may be good, if you have any visual impairments, it's almost impossible to read. It's ironic that a book about special education needs and accommodations is written in such a small, light, thin font. And the Figures? Forget it. They are even smaller and lighter--more of a gray font than a black font. This book is required reading for a course I am taking, so I have to figure out a way to read it. Unfortunately, it is not published for Nooks, which I have, only Kindles, which I do not have. If you are challenged visually, you will have a very hard time reading this book. But if you're required to read it, get yourself a really good magnifying glass and give yourself extra time to get through it. It's a shame, they didn't keep visually impaired people in mind when creating this book about educating people with special needs.
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This is a very expensive, cheaply made book. The paper is cheap, the cover is cheap. Most of the information can be found on the Internet. Additionally, you're supposed to be able to use an educational lab that is presented throughout the book to do on line exercises to complement the theory. However, you have to BUY that access code as a student from Pearson. There is something seriously wrong here. I really regret buying this book.
bugmom More than 1 year ago
Renting from B&N is a nightmare. Six telephone calls, three-plus hours on hold, late charges, an e-mail confirming that the book had been received and late charges reversed. A new e-mail saying they don't have the book, more late charges and telephone calls. "Customer service" (I use the term loosely) saying they can't confirm that a confirmation of receipt was sent. Plus they refused my offer to forward the confirmation of receipt e-mail back to them. I give up. I'm paying for the book because I can't keep doing this. It just isn't worth my time and energy any more. Will never, never, never rent from B&N again.
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smbetancourt More than 1 year ago
This is my required text for a Special Education class, I am very happy with the layout and information the book provides! Very beneficial for teachers and parents!
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