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Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities / Edition 2
     

Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities / Edition 2

by June E., PhD, E Downing PhD, Ed., Mary A. Falvey
 

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ISBN-10: 1557667551

ISBN-13: 9781557667557

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

Learners with severe disabilities frequently encounter two problems: they have difficulty in the classroom giving and receiving responses appropriate to their needs, and they are confronted by instructors and aides whose insufficient expertise and discomfort causes negative classroom experiences for all involved. Writing for both in-service and pre-service teachers,

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Learners with severe disabilities frequently encounter two problems: they have difficulty in the classroom giving and receiving responses appropriate to their needs, and they are confronted by instructors and aides whose insufficient expertise and discomfort causes negative classroom experiences for all involved. Writing for both in-service and pre-service teachers, Downing (special education, California State U., Northridge) provides strategies they can use to develop confidence in their skills as assessors of communication skills and needs and providers of instruction geared toward the needs of learners. She and her contributors give systematic advice about preparing a good learning environment, teaching in an inclusive classroom, meeting students where they are in their communication, and working in teams to bridge gaps in knowledge and experience. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557667557
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Contents

About the Authors
Contributors
Foreword by Janice Light
Preface
Acknowledgments

  1. The Importance of Teaching Communication Skills
  2. Mary Falvey
  3. Integrating Team Expertise to Support Communication
  4. Diane Ryndak
  5. Assessing Communication Skills
  6. June E. Downing, Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin, and Amy Hanreddy
  7. The General Education Classroom: A Rich Communicative Environment
  8. Amy Hanreddy and Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin
  9. Beginning Steps in Communication Intervention
  10. June E. Downing and Deborah Chen
  11. Considerations in Developing and Acquiring Communication Aids
  12. Pat Mirenda
  13. Teaching a Wide Range of Communication Skills: Beyond Requesting
  14. June E. Downing, Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin, and Amy Hanreddy
  15. The Relationship Between Communication and Literacy
  16. Amy Hanreddy
  17. The Relationship Between Communication and Challenging Behavior
  18. Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin
  19. The Importance of Peers as Communication Partners
  20. Erik W. Carter, Heartley B. Huber, and Elizabeth E. Biggs

Index

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