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Exceptional Children : An Introduction to Special Education - With MyEducationLab / Edition 9
     

Exceptional Children : An Introduction to Special Education - With MyEducationLab / Edition 9

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by William L. Heward
 

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ISBN-10: 0135035295

ISBN-13: 9780135035290

Pub. Date: 04/22/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Widely recognized as a market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the ninth

edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education continues this

tradition of excellence.

A FOCUS ON EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS

• Featured Teacher essays Each chapter begins with a

Overview

Widely recognized as a market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the ninth

edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education continues this

tradition of excellence.

A FOCUS ON EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS

• Featured Teacher essays Each chapter begins with a first-person essay by master teachers that

reflects the joys, challenges, and realities of teaching exceptional children. Drawn from urban,

suburban, and rural school districts across the country, the 18 featured teachers share personal

experiences and wisdom gathered from years of instructing children in a variety of school settings.

• MyEducationLab Access to MyEducationLab for this text allows readers to see, hear, and

learn from the teachers featured in the text through video. Throughout the book,

MyEducationLab icons connect key content and concepts practiced by master teachers to

Homework & Exercises on MyEducationLab.

• Tips for Beginning Teachers Each chapter culminates with practical, quick tips for beginning

teachers–offered by the master teacher featured in each chapter–on how to avoid common

pitfalls in the classroom.

A FOCUS ON EFFECTIVE RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICES

• Teaching & Learning features All of the strategies described in the Teaching & Learning features

are classroom-tested, supported by research, and provide clear and practical step-by-step

guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with disabilities.

• MyEducationLab Each of the research-based practices discussed in the Teaching & Learning

features are connected to Homework & Exercises or Building Teaching Skills activities in

MyEducationLab that extend and further develop these strategies through video, artifacts,

or articles.

A FOCUS ON ISSUES AND TRENDS

• Current Issues and Future Trends features These essays highlight the ever-changing nature of

special education with the controversial issues, triumphs, struggles, and interventions involved in

special education.

For Future Preparation and Teacher Certification:

• CEC Performance-Based Standards The Common Core standards are printed on the inside front

cover of the text. Margin notes throughout the text link critical content to specific knowledge and

skill statements from CEC’s Performance-Based Standards for Beginning Teachers.

• Coverage of PRAXIS IITM Tests A PRAXIS Study Grid in the Appendix shows where content areas

of the PRAXIS II Test, Education of Exceptional Students: Core Principles, are discussed in the text.

A listing of the principles is on the inside back cover of this text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135035290
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Personal View of Special Education

Part I: Foundations for Understanding Special Education

Chapter 1: The Purpose and Promise of Special Education

Who Are Exceptional Children?

How Many Exceptional Children are There?

Why Are Laws Governing the Education of Exceptional Children Necessary?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

What Is Special Education?

Current and Future Challenges

Chapter 2: Planning and Providing Special Education Services

The Process of Special Education

Collaboration and Teaming

Individualized Education Program

Least Restrictive Environment

Inclusive Education

Where Does Special Education Go From Here?

Chapter 3: Collaborating with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society

Support for Family Involvement

Understanding Families of Children with Disabilities

Developing and Maintaining Family-Professional Partnerships

Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

Home-School Communication Models

Other Forms of Parent Involvement

Part II: Educational Needs of Exceptional Students

Chapter 4: Intellectual Disabilities

Definitions and Classification Systems

Identification and Assessment

Characteristics

Prevalence

Causes and Prevention

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 5: Learning Disabilities

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Causes

Identification and Assessment

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 6: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Causes

Identification and Assessment

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Challenges, Achievements, and Advocacy

Chapter 7: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Causes

Identification and Assessment

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Distinguishing Unproven Interventions from Evidenced-Based Practices for Children with Autism

Chapter 8: Communication Disorders

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Causes

Identification and Assessment

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 9: Deafness and Hard of Hearing

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Types and Causes of Hearing Loss

Identification and Assessment

Technologies and Supports

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 10: Blindness and Low Vision

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Types and Causes of Visual Impairments

Identification and Assessment

Technologies and Supports

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 11: Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and ADHD

Definitions of Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments

Prevalence

Types and Causes

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Characteristics

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives

Chapter 12: Low-Incidence Disabilities: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury

Defining Severe, Profound, and Multiple Disabilities

Characteristics of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Prevalence of Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Causes of Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Traumatic Brain Injury

Educational Approaches

Chapter 13: Giftedness and Talent (by Jane Piirto and William L. Heward)

Definitions

Characteristics

Prevalence

Identification and Assessment

Educational Approaches

Educational Placement Alternatives and Ability Grouping

Part III: Special Education Across the Lifespan

Chapter 14: Early Childhood Special Education

The Importance of Early Intervention

IDEA and Early Intervention /Early Childhood Special Education

Screening, Identification, and Assessment

Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education

Service-Delivery Alternatives for Early Intervention

Chapter 15: Transitioning to Adulthood

How Do Former Special Education Students Fare as Adults?

Transition Services and Models

Employment

Postsecondary Education

Residential Alternatives

Recreation and Leisure

The Ultimate Transition Goal: A Better Life

Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education

Appendix: Coverage of Praxis II Test

Glossary

References

Name Index

Subject Index

Photo Credits

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Exceptional Children 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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this book was required for a college class, not really an easy read.
vandoren3 More than 1 year ago
I have used the 8th and now the 9th edition of Heward's textbook in classes for alternative certification for public school teachers - both general and special education. The references to CEC are especially helpful for prospective new teachers to become familiar with national advocacy for students with disabilities and students in G&T programs. Highly recommended for history, pedagogy, exposition of personal experiences, real world professional situations, and teaching strategies. Includes interesting and provocative projects throughout. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are using the text in our class and I find it very interesting and informative. The text is definitely college level reading but it isn't bad for a textbook. There are a lot of pictures and interesting bylines inserted and there is a glossary and index that are helpful. For someone who has begun working with exceptional children I have found it a good book to use a reference. The lab series included helps with has pre and post tests that help review the information. The homework section doesn't help me with reviewing what I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago