Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for its innovation, strong research base and accessibility. The tenth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner. Heward presents an informative and responsible introduction to the professional practices, trends, and research that define contemporary special education while also conveying the diversity and excitement of this changing field. The book is for those teachers who will be professionals in the area of special education or those who are working with students that have exceptionalities.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Purpose and Promise of Special Education
Chapter 2: Planning and Providing Special Education Services
Chapter 3: Collaborating with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society
Chapter 4: Intellectual Disabilities
Chapter 5: Learning Disabilities
Chapter 6: Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 7: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 8: Communication Disorders
Chapter 9: Deafness and Hearing Loss
Chapter 10: Blindness and Low Vision
Chapter 11: Physical Disabilties, Health Impairments, and ADHD
Chapter 12: Low-Incidence Disabilities: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 13: Giftedness and Talent
Chapter 14: Early Childhood Special Education
Chapter 15: Transitioning to Adulthood
· Categorical chapters 4-13 roughly follow the same general format:
· Definition (and Classification)
· Identification and Assessment
· Educational Approaches
· Educational Placement
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this book was required for a college class, not really an easy read.
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.
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.