Special Education in Contemporary Society Interactive eBook: An Introduction to Exceptionality, 4e Media Edition / 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 eBook 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 eBook features.
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Editorial Reviews

Jerry Neal
My SAGE Rep, Ian Boys, REALLY sold us on this text. The capacity for using this text for online course delivery is just phenomenal! We will be using it for a new course that we just developed for Spring 2012, and we are really excited to be using a text with such great online support.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412999618
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (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 PhD 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 Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
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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