Chapters include “Learner Objectives,” “Key Terms and Concepts,” “Summary,” and “Applications in Teaching Practice.”
1. The Foundation for Educating Students with Special Needs.
What Basic Terms and Concepts Define Special Education?
How Did Special Education Services Come to Exist?
What Are the Issues Related to Inclusion?
Who Receives Special Education and Other Special Services?
2. Special Education Procedures and Services.
Who Are the Professionals in Special Education?
How Can You Decide Whether a Student Need Might Be a Disability?
How Do Students Obtain Special Services?
What Is an Individualized Education Program?
What Services Do Students with Disabilities Receive?
3. Professional Partnerships.
What Are the Basics of Collaboration?
What Are Effective Applications of Collaboration in Schools Fostering Inclusion?
How Can You Work Effectively with Parents?
How Can You Work Effectively with Paraprofessionals?
4.Analyzing Classroom and Student Needs.
How Can the INCLUDE Strategy Help You Make Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Special Needs?
How Is an Inclusive Classroom Organized?
How Can You Group All Your Students for Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms?
How Can You Evaluate Instructional Materials for Inclusive Classrooms?
How Can You Analyze Instructional Methods in Relation to Student Needs?
5. Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities.
What Are Low-Incidence Disabilities?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Moderate, Severe, or Multiple Disabilities?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Sensory Impairments?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Physical or Health Disabilities?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Autism?
6. Students with High-Incidence Disabilities.
What Are High-Incidence Disabilities?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Communication Disorders?
What Are the Social and Emotional Needs of Students with Learning and Behavior Disabilities?
What Accommodations Can You Make for Students with Learning and Behavior Disabilities?
7. Other Students with Special Needs.
Which Students Are Protected by Section 504?
How Can You Accommodate Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
How Can You Accommodate Students Who Are Gifted and Talented?
What Are the Needs of Students from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds?
How Can You Meet the Needs of Students Who Are at Risk?
8. Assessing Student Needs.
How Do Your Student Assessments Contribute to Special Education Decisions?
What Information Sources Are Used in Programming for Students with Special Needs?
What Kinds of Curriculum-Based Assessments Can You Create for Your Students?
How Are Learning Probes Used to Make Special Education Decisions?
9. Instructional Adaptations.
How Can You Adapt Basic-Skills Instruction for Students with Special Needs?
How Can You Adapt the Instruction of Subject-Area Content for Students with Special Needs?
How Can You Improve Clarity in Written and Oral Communication?
What Adaptations Can You Make to Help Students Succeed in Independent Practice?
10. Strategies for Independent Learning.
How Can You Encourage Student Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy?
How Can You Effectively Teach Independent Learning Strategies in Class?
What Are Some Examples of Successful Learning Strategies?
How Can Students Learn to Use Strategies Independently?
11. Evaluating Student Learning.
How Can Classroom Tests Be Adapted for Students with Special Needs?
How Can Report Card Grades Be Adapted for Students with Special Needs?
How Can Performance-Based Assessment Benefit Students with Special Needs?
How Can Portfolio Assessment Benefit Students with Special Needs?
12. Responding to Student Behavior.
How Can You Prevent Discipline Problems?
How Can You Promote Positive Group Behavior?
What Are Some Simple and Effective Responses to Individual Behavior?
How Can You Respond to Individual Behavior When Simple Approaches Are Not Enough?
How Can You Help Students Manage Their Own Behavior?
How Can a Problem-Solving Approach Help You Respond to Student Behavior?
13. Approaches for Building Social Relationships.
What Is the Teacher's Role in Promoting Positive Social Interactions among Students with and without Disabilities?
How Can Teachers Provide Education about Individuals with Disabilities?
How Can You Develop and Support Peer Tutoring?
How Can You Use Cooperative Learning Strategies to Facilitate Social Inclusion?
How Can You Help Students with Disabilities Improve Their Social Skills?