Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools / Edition 2

Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools / Edition 2

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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools / Edition 2

A Principled Approach: Strategies and interventions are based on six core values for working with students with exceptionalities: envisioning great expectations; enhancing positive contributions; building on strengths; acting on choices; expanding relationships; and ensuring full citizenship.

Real People, Real Issues: Every student in each chapter's opening vignette is a real person. Within each chapter as well as in the My Voice and Making a Difference boxes, real people's stories are integrated to provide additional insight into the exceptional lives of students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers.

A Focus on Inclusion: While acknowledging the very real challenges of inclusion, the authors believe that the great majority of students with disabilities can receive an appropriate education in general education classrooms if programs and classrooms are designed for individualized instruction, if supplementary supports and services are available, and if educators are prepared to work in inclusive environments. This book prepares educators to make inclusion work.

Practical Ideas for Today's Classrooms: Newly organized chapters spotlight curricular goals and teaching methods, which are demonstrated in the Programs in Practice section of each categorical chapter. Into Practice boxes also share best practices for inclusive education.

The Most Current Coverage: New coverage of important topics such as behavior management, assistive technology, and universal design as well as an increased focus on collaboration and early intervention. Hundredsof new references and resources have been added.

Integrated Multimedia: State-of-the-art topical coverage is matched with new, integrated technology features:

  • New Multimedia My Voice, Multimedia Making a Difference, and Multimedia Into Practice feature boxes have links to the companion website and ABC/Prentice Hall video library.
  • Six new segments have been added to the ABC/Prentice Hall video library, for a total of 22 current and issues-based segments.
  • An upgraded companion website.
  • New companion website margin notes direct readers to online links where they can find more information about chapter topics.
  • New Into Practice with Technology feature boxes appear in each categorical chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130799937
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 07/08/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 779
Product dimensions: 8.29(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Overview of Today's Special Education2
Chapter 2Implementing IDEA's Principles40
Chapter 3Special Education Today: Inclusion and Collaboration72
Chapter 4Learning Disabilities104
Chapter 5Emotional or Behavioral Disorders144
Chapter 6Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder180
Chapter 7Giftedness222
Chapter 8Mental Retardation260
Chapter 9Severe and Multiple Disabilities300
Chapter 10Autism336
Chapter 11Other Health Impairments368
Chapter 12Physical Disabilities404
Chapter 13Traumatic Brain Injury438
Chapter 14Communication Disorders480
Chapter 15Hearing Loss516
Chapter 16Blindness and Low Vision556
Name Index641
Subject Index653
Photo Credits673

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