Fundamentals Of Special Education / Edition 1

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Overview

This guide highlights major concepts in special education—from disability categories, identification issues, and IEPs to appropriate learning environments and the roles general and special educators play.

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Meet the Author

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe.

As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.

The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring—and meeting—all their potentials.

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Table of Contents

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Special Education
1. What Is Special Education?
2. Why Do We Have Special Education?
The Evolution of Special Education
Special Education Today
Protection Against Discrimination
3. Who Receives Special Education?
Special Education’s Categories
4. How Many Students Receive Special Education?
Steady Growth
Reasons for Growth
The Continuing Demand for Special Educators
5. How Are Students Identified for Special Education Services?
Accommodating Students with Exceptionalities in General Education Classrooms
The Special Education Process
6. What Services Do Special Education Students Receive?
Direct Services
Indirect Services
Related Services
7. Where Are Students Taught?
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
8. How Does Diversity Influence Special Education?
Diverse Students
Diverse Educational Settings
9. What About Students Who Are Gifted and Talented?
Intellectual Ability
Creative Ability
Specific Academic Ability
Leadership Ability
Ability in the Visual and Performing Arts
Identifying Gifts and Talents
10. Special Education In Perspective
11. What Have We Learned?
Key Points
Key Vocabulary
Self-Assessment II
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Resources
Books
Journals & Articles
Organizations
References
Index

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