Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education

Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education

by Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman

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Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education by Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman

“Over the years the Hallahan and Kauffman text has remained a constant and credible source for our candidates seeking certification. As the legislation is updated, the text has been updated to reflect the changes, issues, and trends. Students taking the state certification exams report that review of the text and practice questions before sitting for a state exam actually helped them achieve the desired passing score.”

–Maribeth Montgomery Kasik, Governors State University

 

Exceptional Learners is an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness.  In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are grounded in a sound research base.

 

 

What’s New to this Edition?


NEW Assessment of Progress sections provide readers with category-specific information about Progress Monitoring, Outcome Measures, Testing Accommodations, and Alternative Assessment. 
Significantly reorganized Chapter 2, "Integration, Inclusion, and Support of Positive Outcomes," provides new information on Universal Design, use of technologies, differentiated instruction, response to intervention (RTI), and assessment of academic progress and student outcomes.
Increased coverage of response to intervention (RTI) emphasizes the importance of multi-tiered assessment in accordance withchanges to federal law (Chapters 2 & 6).
• Relevant multimedia assets are incorporated into the text to help students improve their mastery of key concepts, including the MyEducationLab website, created specifically to accompany the Exceptional Learners, Eleventh Edition.

 

Integrated Multimedia Resources

MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings special education teaching to life. Through authentic in-class video footage, interactive simulations, rich case studies, and more, MyEducationLab prepares you for your teaching career by showing you what quality special education instruction looks like, providing examples of authentic teacher and student work, and much more. What’s more, MyEducationLab is easy to use.

 

In your textbook look for the MyEducationLab logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple link instructions to access the MyEducationLab video or activity that corresponds with the chapter content. For more information turn to the MyEducationLab walkthrough preface or go to www.myeducationlab.com.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205298211
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Pages: 332

Table of Contents

1. Exceptionality and Special Education.

Getting Oriented to Exceptionality and Special Education.

Educational Definition of Exceptional Learners.

Prevalence of Exceptional Learners.

Definition of Special Education.

Providing Special Education.

Teachers’ Roles.

History and Origins of Special Education.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Development of       the Profession

Parents and Other Professional Organizations

Legislation and Litigation.

The Intent of Legislation: Individualized Education for Students with Disabilities.

Our Perspective on the Progress of Special Education.

Summary

2. Current Trends and Issues.

Integration of People with Disablities into the Larger Society.

Inclusion in Schools

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood and Employment

Zero Tolerance, PBS, PBIS, and Other Issues of Discipline

Concluding Thoughts Regarding Trends and Issues

3. Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education.

America and Multiculturalism

Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education

Assessment.

Instruction in Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education

Teaching Tolerance and Appreciation

Working with Families

Improving Instruction for Language Minority Students

Adopting Effective Teaching Practices

Identifying and Implementing Effective Reading Instruction.

4. Parents and Families.

Professionals’ Changing Views of Parents.

The Effects of aChild with a Disability on the Family.

Family Involvement in Treatment and Education.

5. Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

What’s in a Name?  Mental Retardation Vs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral       Intervention and Support

        Service Delivery Models.

Assessment of Academic Progress, Adaptive Behavior, and Quality of Life for Students with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

6. Learners with Learning Disabilities.

Definition.

Identification

Prevalence.

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Brief History.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Identification

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Medication Considerations.

Assessment

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

8. Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

Terminology.

Definition.

Classification.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

9. Learners with Communication Disorders.

Definitions.

Prevalence.

Communication Variations.

Language Disorders.

Speech Disorders.

Educational Considerations.

Assessment of Language Development and Academic Progress for Students with Communication Disorders

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

10. Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear.

Measurement of Hearing Ability.

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Educational Considerations.

Oral Approach: Auditory-Verbal Approach and Auditory-Oral Approach.

Assessment of Academic Progress for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

11. Learners with Blindness or Low Vision.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence.

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye.

Identification of Visual Impairment

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Assessment of Progress in Academic and Functional Skills

Testing Accommodations for Students with Visual Impairments

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

12. Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Historical Context:   Kanner’s and Asperger’s Papers.

Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Prevalence.

Causes.

Identification

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations.

Assessment

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

13. Learners with Low Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities.

Definition and Prevalence

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Deaf-Blindness.

Considerations for Many Students with Low Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities.

14. Learners with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairment.

Definition and Classification.

Prevalence and Need.

Neuromotor Impairments.

Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Other Conditions Affecting Health or Physical Ability.

Prevention of Physical Disabilities.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Adaptive Devices for Daily Living.

Educational Considerations.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents.

Definition.

Prevalence.

Origins of Giftedness.

Identification of Giftedness.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics.

Cultural Values Regarding Student with Special Gifts or Talents and Their Education.

Neglected Groups of Students with Special Gifts or Talents.

Educational Considerations.

Early Intervention.

Transition to Adulthood.

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