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Human Exceptionality: Society, School, and Family / Edition 7
     

Human Exceptionality: Society, School, and Family / Edition 7

by Michael L. Hardman, Clifford J. Drew, M. Winston Egan
 

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ISBN-10: 0205337503

ISBN-13: 9780205337507

Pub. Date: 07/06/2001

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Human Exceptionality provides a uniquely multidisciplinary and lifespan approach to the study of exceptional individuals. The first half of Human Exceptionality examines the foundations of exceptionality from a multidisciplinary perspective and lifespan approach. The second half focuses on definitions, classifications, prevalence, causation, and characteristics for

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Human Exceptionality provides a uniquely multidisciplinary and lifespan approach to the study of exceptional individuals. The first half of Human Exceptionality examines the foundations of exceptionality from a multidisciplinary perspective and lifespan approach. The second half focuses on definitions, classifications, prevalence, causation, and characteristics for the major categories of exceptionality. Discussion of each disability area concludes with practical educational, medical, and social services aspects of working with people who are exceptional. Up-to-date research informs discussions that are intelligent, interesting, and humanistic. By taking a human services approach, this book is appropriate for teachers in training, as well as those who are planning to work with persons with disabilities in other human services contexts, such as psychology, social work, allied health and counseling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205337507
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/06/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

All chapters begin with a "Snapshot" and conclude with "Case Study," "Debate Forum," and "Review." .

I. MULTIDISCIPLINARY, CULTURAL, AND FAMILY PERSPECTIVES.

1. A Multidisciplinary View of Exceptionality.
Labeling People with Differences.
Bringing about Social Change.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Living and Learning in Community Settings.
Medical, Psychological, and Sociological Understandings of People with Disabilities.
Bringing about Educational Change.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Current Trends in the Education of Students with Disabilities.
Students at Risk but Not Disabled.

2. Multicultural and Diversity Issues.
Purposes of and Approaches to Education.
Nondiscriminatory and Multidisciplinary Assessment.
Parents from Different Cultures and Their Involvement in Special Education.
Education for Culturally Diverse Students.
Multicultural Issues and Specialized Instruction.

3. Exceptionality and the Family.
Understanding Families.
Family Support.

II. THROUGH THE LIFESPAN.

4. The Early Childhood and Elementary School Years: Special Education, Inclusion, and Collaboration.
The Early Childhood Years.
The Elementary School Years.
Inclusive Elementary Schools and Classrooms.
Special Education Classrooms and Schools.
Full Inclusion and the Continuum of Placements.

5. Transition from School and the Adult Years.
Transition Planning and Services.
Implementing Transition Services in Secondary Schools.
The Adult Years.
Issues for Aging Adults with Disabilities.

III. HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES.

6. People with Learning Disabilities.
Definitions and Classifications.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Assessment.
The Elementary School Years.
The Adolescent Years.
Inclusive Education.
Medical Services.

7. People with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD and Other Disabilities.
Definitions.
Prevalence.
Assessment and Diagnosis.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Interventions.

8. People with Emotional or Behavior Disorders.
Understanding Emotional or Behavior Disorders.
Definitions and Classifications.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Assessment.
Interventions.
The Early Childhood Years.
The Elementary School Years.
The Adolescent Years.
Inclusive Education.
Promising Practices.
Overview of Effective Programs.

9. People with Mental Retardation.
Definitions and Classification.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Prevention.
Assessment.
Educational Support and Services.
The Elementary School Years.
The Adolescent Years.
Inclusive Education.
Medical and Social Services.

10. People with Communication Disorders.
The Structure of Language.
Speech Disorders.

IV. LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES.

11. People with Severe and Multiple Disabilities.
Definitions.
Prevalence.
Causation.
Characteristics.
Assessment.
The Early Childhood Years.
The Elementary School Years.
The Adolescent Years.
Inclusive Education.
Severe Disabilities and Biomedical Dilemmas.

12. People with Autism.
Definition.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Interventions.
Impact on the Family.

13. People with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury.
Definition.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Causation.
Educational Supports and Services.
Medical and Psychological Services.

14. People with Hearing Loss.
The Hearing Process.
Definitions and Classification.
Prevalence.
Causation.
Characteristics.
Educational Services and Supports.
Medical and Social Services.

15. People with Vision Loss.
The Visual Process.
Definitions and Classification.
Prevalence.
Causation.
Characteristics.
Educational Supports and Services.
Medical and Social Services.

V. PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES.

16. People with Physical and Health Disabilities.
Physical Disabilities.
Health Disabilities.
Social and Health-Related Problems.

VI. EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES.

17. People Who Are Gifted, Creative, and Talented.
Historical Background.
Definitions and Concepts.
Prevalence.
Characteristics.
Origins of Giftedness.
Assessment.
Services and Supports.
Historically Neglected Groups.

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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