Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference / Edition 6

Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference / Edition 6

by Deborah Deutsch Smith
     
 

With Making a Difference as its central theme, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling text recognizes that more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and ability to make a real difference in the educational experiences of their students with disabilities.

Students and teachers have long relied on this comprehensive overview of the

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Overview

With Making a Difference as its central theme, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling text recognizes that more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and ability to make a real difference in the educational experiences of their students with disabilities.

Students and teachers have long relied on this comprehensive overview of the field of special education and the ways in which all teachers can help students with special needs to succeed in school and reach their full potential. The text is brimming with evidence-based practices, ready-to-use teaching tips, and up-to-the minute information about technology applications and contemporary inclusive practices–all tools that teachers can use with students of all abilities, from those who struggle to the most gifted.

The text uses authentic stories from real people, current news events, and examples from contemporary popular culture to examine the positive effects of over 30 years of IDEA and many years of social activism on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the educators and professionals who work with them.

New to this Edition!

  • Spotlighting …A Day in the Life: This new feature presents stories told by people with disabilities, by their family members, and their teachers.
  • Multi-tiered instruction that addresses the needs of all struggling learners, including those with disabilities, receives considerable attention and includes up-to-date information about early intervening, response to intervention (RTI) services, and new ways to identify students with learning disabilities.
  • Collaboration sections in each chapter have been completely revamped. Each one now features a specific educational, professional, or related service provider, along with a description of a collaborative practice that is particularly relevant to the category discussed in the chapter.
  • A Close-up on Data-Based Practices provides step-by-step guidelines for implementation of teaching practices that are validated, individually determined, explicit, strategic, sequential, and accountable.
  • MyEducationLab: Throughout the chapters we include margin notes that help link content with a practical focus. MyEducationLab also provides readers with convenient entry to IRIS modules related to specific content. The IRIS modules and case studies provide a wealth of information about data-based, effective practices; much of which we also present in this text.
  • MyEducationLab! To package this text with the book-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0136101399 / 9780136101390 Introduction to Special Education: Making A Difference (with MyEducationLab)

  • Package consists of:

    0135140870 / 9780135140871 MyEducationLab -- Valuepack Access Card

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780205498819
    Publisher:
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date:
    07/28/2006
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    320
    Product dimensions:
    8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 -- Disabilities and Special Education: Making a Difference

    DISABLITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

    DISABLITIES AND STUDENTS

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH SPECIAL EDUCATION

    EMERGING TRENDS: DIFFERENTIATING FOR ALL

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 2 -- Individualized Special Education Programs: Planning and Delivering Services

    ACCESS TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

    SETTINGS, SERVICES, AND PERSONNEL

    THE IEP PROCESS

    TOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

    EVALUATING PROGRESS AND REVISING PROGRAMS

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 3 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … ON THE HORIZON

    CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING DIVERSE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 4 - Speech or Language Impairments

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 5 - Learning Disabilities

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    LEARNING DISABILITIES DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH LEARING DISABILITIES

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    CHAPTER 6 — ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 7 -- Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIOR DISORDERS DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 8 -- Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Retardation

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES OR MENTAL RETARDATION DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 9 -- Physical or Health Disabilities

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 10 -- Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    DEAFNESS AND HARD OF HEARING DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 11 -- Low Vision and Blindness

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    LOW VISION AND BLINDNESS DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH VISUAL LOSS

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 12 -- Autism Spectrum Disorders

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ASD

    TRANSITION COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 13 -- Very Low Incidence Disabilities: Multiple-Severe Disabilities, Deaf-blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTIPLE-SEVERE DISABILITES

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    CHARACTERISTICS OF DEAF-BLINDNESS PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    CHARACTERISTICS OF TBI

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AD PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING STUDENTS WITH LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 14 -- Giftedness and Talents

    WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

    GIFTEDNESS AND TALENTS DEFINED

    CHARACTERISTICS

    PREVALENCE

    CAUSES AND PREVENTION

    ASSESSMENT

    EARLY INTERVENTION

    TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS

    TRANSITION

    COLLABORATION

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

    SUMMARY

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