Teaching in a Special Education Classroom: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Teaching in a Special Education Classroom: A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

by Roger Pierangelo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412917840

ISBN-13: 9781412917841

Pub. Date: 05/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Designed for professionals working in a resource room, self-contained special education classroom, or inclusive setting, this step-by-step guide helps new teachers in special education get their careers off to the right start and offers experienced teachers supportive information to help improve classroom practice.

Experts Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani review

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Overview

Designed for professionals working in a resource room, self-contained special education classroom, or inclusive setting, this step-by-step guide helps new teachers in special education get their careers off to the right start and offers experienced teachers supportive information to help improve classroom practice.

Experts Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani review all aspects of special education teaching, from how to get to know your students before school starts to writing end-of-the-year reports. Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this guidebook provides practical guidelines for appropriate classroom design, includes a complete glossary, and examines critical issues such as Gathering information on students' educational and medical backgrounds and Individual Educational Programs (IEPs), Meeting with parents, aides, mainstream teachers, and service providers, Addressing and evaluating factors that affect learners' performance and adapting the curriculum, Managing a classroom of students with specific disabilities and applying instructional interventions, Understanding grading options.

Teaching in a Special Education Classroom offers straightforward advice to make the school year more productive for you and your students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412917841
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Authors     xv
What to Do Before the School Term Begins: Getting to Know Your Students     1
Designing and Setting Up Your Classroom     11
Designing the Special Education Classroom     11
Station-Oriented Model     11
Child-Oriented Model     13
Teacher-Oriented Model     13
Setting Up Your Inclusion Classroom     13
Helpful Sites for Information on Setting Up a Classroom     16
Evaluating Existing Materials     16
Meeting With Parents and Staff Members     19
Communicating With Parents     19
Learn How to Conduct Effective Parent Conferences     19
Communicating With Parents for Primary Inclusion Teachers     22
Communicating With Parents for Secondary Inclusion Teachers     24
Meeting With Your Assistant Teacher or Aide Before School Begins (Special Education Class)     25
Meet With Your Inclusion Team Teacher (Inclusion Class)     27
Communicating With Related-Service Providers (All Settings)     29
Communicating With Your Student's Regular Education Teachers (Resource Room Teachers)     30
Communicating With the Mainstreaming Team and Classroom Teachers(Self-Contained Class)     32
Factors Affecting Curriculum Performance for Students With Special Needs     35
Factors Affecting Curriculum     36
Academic Factors     36
Environmental Factors     37
Intellectual Factors     38
Language Factors     38
Medical Factors     39
Perceptual Factors     40
Psychological Factors     40
Social Factors     42
Adapting the Curriculum for Students With Special Needs     43
What Are Curriculum Adaptations?     43
Examples of Curriculum Adaptation     44
Assessing Student Progress     45
Ways to Adapt the Curriculum     46
Strategies for Adapting Tests and Quizzes     49
Adapting Response Mode     51
Classroom Management of Children With Specific Disabilities     53
Students With Learning Disabilities     54
Adjust the Means of Presentation and Evaluation     54
Students With Mental Retardation     56
Techniques for Teaching Children With Mental Retardation     56
Vocational and Career Skill Development     58
Students With Emotional Disabilities     59
Helping the Student Complete Classwork Assignments     59
Students With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder     59
Organization     59
Academic Skills     60
Apply Instructional Interventions for Specific Behaviors Exhibited in the Classroom by Students With Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders     61
Instructional Interventions for Active Noncompliance     61
Examples of Behavior     61
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     62
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     62
Instructional Interventions for Attendance Problems     63
Examples of Behavior     63
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     63
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     63
Instructional Interventions for Difficulty With Transitions     65
Examples of Behavior     65
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     65
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     65
Instructional Interventions for Disrespect to Teachers     66
Examples of Behavior     66
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     66
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     67
Instructional Interventions for Classroom Disruption     67
Examples of Behavior     67
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     68
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     68
Instructional Interventions for Failure to Accept Responsibility for Own Behavior and/or Consequences for Misbehavior     69
Examples of Behavior     69
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     69
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     69
Instructional Interventions for Interpersonal Relationships With Peers     70
Examples of Behavior     70
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     70
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     70
Instructional Interventions for Out-of-Control Behaviors     71
Examples of Behavior     71
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     71
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     71
Instructional Interventions for Passive Resistance     71
Examples of Behavior     71
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     72
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     72
Instructional Interventions for Not Respecting Property or Personal Space of Others     73
Examples of Behavior     73
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     73
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     73
Instructional Interventions for Verbal Aggression     74
Examples of Behavior     74
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     74
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     74
Instructional Interventions for Verbal Outbursts     75
Examples of Behavior     75
Desired Alternative Behavior(s)     75
General Instructional Strategies That Might Be Useful in Teaching the Desired Behavior(s)     75
Understanding Grading Options for Students With Special Needs     77
Grading Options     77
Reporting to Parents     79
Developing Cooperative Educational Plans for Your Students     85
End-of-School-Year Responsibilities     89
Triennial Evaluation Reports     89
Annual Review Meetings     90
Declassification Considerations and Procedures     92
Extended School Year (ESY) Services     93
End-of-School-Year Reports     95
Final Summary     96
Glossary     97
References     99
Index     101

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