Introduction to Special Education / Edition 5by Deborah Smith
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. /i>… See more details below
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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Table of ContentsAll 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.”
1. The Context of Special Education: A Time of Opportunity.
2. Individualized Special Educational Programs: Planning and Delivering Services.
3. Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education.
4. Learning Disabilities.
5. Speech or Language Impairments.
6. Mental Retardation.
7. Giftedness and Talent Development.
8. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
9. Physical Impairments and Special Health Care Needs.
10. Deafness and Hard of Hearing.
11. Low Vision or Blindness.
12. Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
13. Very Low Incidence Disabilities: Multiple-Severe Disabilities, Deafblindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury.
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