Introduction to Special Education: Teaching in an Age of Challenge / Edition 2

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With the belief that families must be integrally involved in all aspects of their children's education, more information is needed for educators and parents of children with special needs. This book provides much-needed insight to important issues in special education. The third edition of this book maintains a "people-first" philosophy and emphasizes children with disabilities and their education. Important issues such as inclusion, cultural and linguistic diversity, technology, and other social issues that are broad and national in scope are discussed. All chapters are updated with the most current research. Educators and parents of children with disabilities.
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New edition of a text which brings together research and practical examples of the most current knowledge about disabilities, best educational practices, and individualized education. Twelve chapters discuss context, planning and delivering services, multicultural and bilingual perspectives, learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, mental retardation, talent development, behavior and emotional disturbances, and physical, hearing, vision, and low- incidence disabilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205157716
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with "Concepts and Controversy," "Summary," and "Supplementary Resources."

Preface.

Instructor's Section.

1. Context of Special Education.
A Personal Perspective: Lilly Cheng and the Starfish Story.
Disabilities Defined.
Special Education Defined.
History of Special Education.
Legislation.
Litigation to Interpret and Define Idea.
Prevalence of Children with Special Needs.
Outcomes and Results of People with Disabilities.

2. IFSP, IEP, ITP: Planning and Delivering Services.
A Personal Perspective: Multidisciplinary Team Members Share Their Thoughts About the IEP Process.
Special Educational Services.
Individualized Special Education Programs.

3. Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education.
Personal Perspective: A Bilingual Education Experience Gone Right.
Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention of Disabilities in Diverse-Students.
Exceptional Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

4. Learning Disabilities.
A Personal Perspective: College Students with Learning Disabilities Speak Out.
Learning Disabilities Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Children with Learning Disabilities.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

5. Speech or Language Impairments.
A PersonalPerspective: AParent's View of a Speech Impairment.
Speech or Language Impairments Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention of Speech or Language Impairments.
Children with Speech or Language Impairments.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

6. Mental Retardation.
A Personal Perspective: An Older Brother with Mental Retardation.
Mental Retardation Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Children with Mental Retardation.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

7. Giftedness and Talent Development.
A Personal Perspective: Students Attending a Class for Gifted Children Share Their Thoughts.
Giftedness and Talents Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes: Factors That Enhance or Inhibit Giftedness.
Gifted Children.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

8. Behavior Disorders and Emotional Disturbance.
A Personal Perspective: A Mother Discusses Stigma.
Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbance Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Children with Behavioral Disorders and Emotional Disturbance.
Emotional Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

9. Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs.
A Personal Perspective: The People Who Make Special Education Special.
Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Chi with Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

10. Deafness and Hard of Hearing.
Deafness and Hard of Hearing Defined.
History of the Field.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

11. Low Vision and Blindness.
A Personal Perspective: Two Families of Preschoolers with Visual Impairments Talk About Their Children.
Visual Impairments Defined.
History of the Field.
Causes and Prevention.
Low Vision and Blind Children.
Educational Intervention.
Families.
Technology.

12. Very Low Incidence Disabilities: Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Traumatic Brain Injury.
A Personal Perspective: An American Mom in Paris Negotiates a Different Educational System for Her Autistic Son.
Autism.
Autism Defined.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Deaf-Blindness.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Children and Deaf-Blindness.
Traumatic Brain Injury.
TBI Defined.
Prevalence.
Causes and Prevention.
Children with TBI.
Very Low-Incidence Disabilities.
Educational Interventions.
Families.
Technology.

Glossary.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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