Synopses & Reviews
Reflecting the growing movement toward more complete inclusion of students with disabilities in the mainstream of education, this text emphasizes the needs of special learners and how regular classroom teachers can effectively meet these needs. A practical, easy-to-follow three-part organization provides the following information: 1) A history of education for handicapped individuals and of legislation which governs service delivery; 2) specifics of the nature of exceptionalities and how characteristics help determine instructional needs; and 3) instructional strategies most likely to be effective with special needs learners.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-508) and indexes.
Table of Contents
I. THE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS. 1. Education of Students with Special Needs.
2. The Legislative Framework for Services.
II. EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION AND AFFECTIVE SENSITIVITY. 3. Effective Instruction.
4. Feelings, Expectations, and Interactions.
III. TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS. 5. Teaching Students Who Are Hearing Impaired.
6. Teaching Students Who Have Speech or Language Disorders.
7. Teaching Students Who Are Visually Impaired.
8. Teaching Students Who Are Orthopedically or Health Impaired.
9. Teaching Students with Mental Retardation.
10. Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities.
11. Teaching Students Who Have Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
12. Teaching Students Who Are Gifted or Talented.
APPENDIXES. A. Books About Exceptional Individuals.
B. Professional Organizations, Advocacy Groups, and Other Sources of Information.
C. Journals and Newsletters.