Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e - Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality / Edition 4

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In the Fourth Edition Media Update of Special Education in Contemporary Society, author Richard Gargiulo provides a highly readable and research-based introduction to special education. This book is based on the author’s belief that teachers need more than just academic knowledge about exceptionality—they need an awareness and understanding of the human side of students with special needs and their families. The Fourth Edition Media Update can be packaged with an Interactive e Book that offers new video clips of educators, parents, and individuals with special needs talking about their experiences. Icons appear throughout the Media Update linking the book to the interactive e Book features.

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Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Lancaster
"I have reviewed several other texts in this area and continue to find the Gargiulo text to be the best suited for my purposes. The depth and breadth of coverage as well as the treatment of teaching and instructional issues as only a part of the overall content makes this text perfect for a course which enrolls students from majors both in education and without."
Teresa Gardner
"I plan on using the book as long as it is available...I am enjoying teaching this class for the first time in 5 years because of this book!"
Julie Alexandrin
"I chose this book, as I liked the focus of not only the disability itself, but good person-first narratives, and good teaching ideas of how to support students with disabilities."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412996952
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 445,334
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Gargiulo is a professor of special education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He received his Master's degree and Ph D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1999, he was awarded the University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar to the Czech Republic and has authored numerous books on the subjects of special education, early childhood education, and child abuse and neglect. He has been president of the Council for Exceptional Children and president of the Division on Autism and Development Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Table of Contents

Key Features of the Text
PART I. Foundations of Special Education
1. Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives
2. Policies, Practices, and Programs
3. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality
4. Parents, Families, and Exceptionality
PART II. A Study of Individuals With Special Needs
5. Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Retardation
6. Individuals With Learning Disabilities
7. Individuals With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
8. Individuals With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
9. Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
10. Individuals With Speech and Language Impairments
11. Individuals With Hearing Impairments
12. Individuals With Visual Impairments
13. Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and
14. Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
Appendix A: Federal Definitions of Disabilities
Appendix B: Professional Standards
Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors

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