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, George Giuliani

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Designed for professionals working in a resource room, self-contained special class, or inclusive setting, this step-by-step guide helps new teachers in special education get their careers off to a positive start and offers experienced teachers supportive information to help improve classroom practice.Special education 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. Teaching in a Special Education Classroom offers straightforward advice to make the school year more productive for you and your students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634507196
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 340,398
File size: 796 KB

About the Author

Roger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University. He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education. He has more than thirty years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist. Pierangelo is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators.George Giuliani is an assistant professor at Hofstra University’s School of Education and Allied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation. He is the executive director of the National Association of Special Education Professionals, the president of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE), the vice president of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, and an educational consultant for various school districts. Giuliani is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Step I. What to Do Before the Start of School
Getting to Know Your Students
Step II. Designing and Setting Up Your Classroom
Classroom Design
Setting Up Your Classroom
Evaluating Existing Materials
Step III. Meeting With Parents and Staff Members
Communicating With Parents
Meeting With Your Assistant Teacher or Aide
Communicating With Related Service Providers
Communicating With Your Regular Education Teachers
Communicating With the Mainstreamed Class and Teachers
Step IV. Factors Affecting Curriculum Performance for Students With Special Needs
Factors Affecting Curriculum for Children With Special Needs
Step V. Adapting the Curriculum for Students With Special Needs
What Are Curriculum Adaptations?
Examples of Curriculum Adaptation
Ways to Adapt the Curriculum
Adapting Response Mode
Step VI. Classroom Management of Children With Specific Disabilities
Students With Learning Disabilities
Students With Mental Retardation
Students With Emotional Disabilities
Students With Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
Step VII. Applying Instructional Interventions for Specific Behaviors Exhibited in the Classroom by Students With Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders
Instructional Interventions for Attendance Problems
Instructional Interventions for Difficulty With Transitions
Instructional Interventions for Disrespect to Teachers
Instructional Interventions for Classroom Disruption
Instructional Interventions for Failure to Accept Responsibility for Own Behavior and/or Consequences for Misbehavior
Instructional Interventions for Interpersonal Relationships With Peers
Instructional Interventions for Out-of-Control Behaviors
Instructional Interventions for Passive Resistance
Instructional Interventions for Not Respecting Property or Personal Space of Others
Instructional Interventions for Verbal Aggression
Instructional Interventions for Verbal Outbursts
Step VIII. Understanding Grading Options for Students With Special Needs
Grading Approaches
Reporting to Parents
Step IX. Developing Educational Treatment Plans for Your Students
Step X. End-of-School-Year Responsibilities
Triennial Evaluation Reports
Annual Review Meetings
Declassification Consideration and Procedures
Extended-School-Year Services
End-of-the-Year Reports

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