Introduction to Special Education / Edition 5

Introduction to Special Education / Edition 5

by Deborah Smith
     
 

Human Stories.
Validated Practices.
Classroom Applications.

With its continued emphasis on the voices of people with disabilities and their unique perspectives, the Fifth Edition of Introduction to Special Education: Teaching in an Age of Opportunity provides students with the most applied introduction to Special Education available.

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Overview

Human Stories.
Validated Practices.
Classroom Applications.

With its continued emphasis on the voices of people with disabilities and their unique perspectives, the Fifth Edition of Introduction to Special Education: Teaching in an Age of Opportunity provides students with the most applied introduction to Special Education available. Using a problem solving approach, this highly-regarded text presents current special education dilemmas and challenges students to think about their solutions.

Introduction to Special Education is well organized, easy to follow, and accurate...Advance organizers and good organization of subtitles make the topic easier for students to grasp the material...the text offers a fresh approach to special education topics.”
Peggy Reader Moore, University of North Carolina Charlotte

“I find Introduction to Special Education to be well detailed and well organized.”
Nancy T. Capulo, Hudson Valley Community College

“The greatest strengths of Introduction to Special Education are: the reading level and organizational format that make it easy for students to use, the teaching suggestions at the end of each chapter, (and) the organization that represents the areas identified in the law.”
Terry Jentsch, University of Idaho

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205459123
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition

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Table of Contents

All chapters begin with “Personal Perspective,” “Advance Organizers,” and “Opportunities for a Better Future.” All chapters conclude with “In Conclusion,” “Meeting the Standards and Preparing for Licensure Exams,” “ Supplementary Resources,” and “ VideoWorkshop Extra.”

Preface.


1. The Context of Special Education: A Time of Opportunity.

The Essence of Disabilities.

Origins of Special Education.

Necessity for National Intervention.

Special Education Today.

Opportunities for a Better 21st Century.



2. Individualized Special Educational Programs: Planning and Delivering Services.

Special Education Services.

Individualized Special Education Programs.



3. Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education.

Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.



4. Learning Disabilities.

Learning Disabilities Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



5. Speech or Language Impairments.

Speech or Language Impairments Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



6. Mental Retardation.

Mental Retardation Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



7. Giftedness and Talent Development.

Giftedness and Talents Defined.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



8. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.



9. Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs.

Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



10. Deafness and Hard of Hearing.

Deafness and Hard of Hearing Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



11. Low Vision or Blindness.

Visual Disabilities Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



12. Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Defined.

History of the Field.

Prevalence.

Causes of Autism.

Characteristics.

Early Childhood Education.

Elementary Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



13. Very Low Incidence Disabilities: Multiple-Severe Disabilities, Deafblindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Multiple-Severe Disabilities.

Multiple-Severe Disabilities Defined.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics of Multiple-Severe Disabilities.

Deafblindness.

Deafblindness Defined.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics of Deafblindness.

Traumatic Brain Injury.

TBI Defined.

Prevalence.

Causes and Prevention.

Characteristics of TBI.

Very Low Incidence Disabilities.

Early Childhood Through High School.

Collaboration for Inclusion.

Transition Through Adulthood.

Families.

Technology.



Glossary.


References.


Name Index.


Subject Index.

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