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Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Long recognized as a market-leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the eighth edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education is no exception and continues its tradition of excellence. Through rich examples and time-tested, research-based practices and strategies, this new edition gives readers the knowledge, insight, and tools to become exceptional teachers who are both effective and engaging in their teaching of special education students in a variety of settings.

 

Exceptional Teachers Are Engaging in the Classroom

  • Featured Teacher Essays: Each chapter begins with an essay written by a master teacher featured for his or her work in special education. Drawn from urban, suburban, and rural areas across the country, these teachers’ stories reflect the joys, challenges, and realities of actual classrooms and allow readers to observe master teachers at work.
  • Exceptional Students, Exceptional Teachers: Video Cases on CD-ROM: This new CD-ROM packaged with the text features six teachers — both general education and special education teachers — and their students in a variety of settings. All of these teachers, classrooms, and the strategies employed are integrated throughout and referenced in the text. (New!)

 

Exceptional Teachers Use Effective, Time-Tested Strategies in the Classroom

  • “Teaching and Learning” feature: These features describe proven intervention strategies that are both classroom-based and validated by research. In addition, each strategy is extended with step-by-step tips on how to incorporate the strategy into classroom teaching. Further resources and questions for reflection are also provided on the Companion Website.
  • “Tips for Beginning Teachers” features: Every chapter culminates with practical, quick tips for beginning teachers (offered by the master teachers featured in the chapter) on how to avoid common pitfalls in the classroom. (New!)

 

Exceptional Teachers Are Culturally Responsive

  • Multiculturalism/Diversity features: These features infused throughout the text describe classroom and research-based strategies for working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (New!)
  • Chapter 3: Working with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society. (New!)

 

Other New Features of the Eighth Edition:

  • Chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Chapter 7).
  • Chapter on Learning Disabilities (Chapter 5).
  • Focus on lifespan approach in special education (Part III).
  • Coverage of Standards — CEC Standards Margin Notes link critical chapter content to knowledge and skill statements from CEC’s Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers; A PRAXIS Competencies Appendix links text content to the PRAXIS Competencies covered on its tests for special educators.

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

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131191709
Subtitle:
An Introduction to Special Education
Author:
Heward, William L
Author:
Heward, William L.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Special Education - General
Subject:
Special / General
Subject:
Special / Gifted
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8 x 1.225 in 1542 gr

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Long recognized as a market-leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, the eighth edition of William L. Heward’s Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education is no exception and continues its tradition of excellence. Through rich examples and time-tested, research-based practices and strategies, this new edition gives readers the knowledge, insight, and tools to become exceptional teachers who are both effective and engaging in their teaching of special education students in a variety of settings.

 

Exceptional Teachers Are Engaging in the Classroom

  • Featured Teacher Essays: Each chapter begins with an essay written by a master teacher featured for his or her work in special education. Drawn from urban, suburban, and rural areas across the country, these teachers’ stories reflect the joys, challenges, and realities of actual classrooms and allow readers to observe master teachers at work.
  • Exceptional Students, Exceptional Teachers: Video Cases on CD-ROM: This new CD-ROM packaged with the text features six teachers — both general education and special education teachers — and their students in a variety of settings. All of these teachers, classrooms, and the strategies employed are integrated throughout and referenced in the text. (New!)

 

Exceptional Teachers Use Effective, Time-Tested Strategies in the Classroom

  • “Teaching and Learning” feature: These features describe proven intervention strategies that are both classroom-based and validated by research. In addition, each strategy is extended with step-by-step tips on how to incorporate the strategy into classroom teaching. Further resources and questions for reflection are also provided on the Companion Website.
  • “Tips for Beginning Teachers” features: Every chapter culminates with practical, quick tips for beginning teachers (offered by the master teachers featured in the chapter) on how to avoid common pitfalls in the classroom. (New!)

 

Exceptional Teachers Are Culturally Responsive

  • Multiculturalism/Diversity features: These features infused throughout the text describe classroom and research-based strategies for working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (New!)
  • Chapter 3: Working with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society. (New!)

 

Other New Features of the Eighth Edition:

  • Chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Chapter 7).
  • Chapter on Learning Disabilities (Chapter 5).
  • Focus on lifespan approach in special education (Part III).
  • Coverage of Standards — CEC Standards Margin Notes link critical chapter content to knowledge and skill statements from CEC’s Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers; A PRAXIS Competencies Appendix links text content to the PRAXIS Competencies covered on its tests for special educators.
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