Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children : An Introduction to Special Education

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For courses in Introduction to Special Education, Exceptionalities or Mainstreaming.For over two decades, professors at more than 350 colleges and universities have relied on this comprehensive, engaging text for professional research, current practice, and trends in special education. Grounded in scholarship, yet written with the human experience in mind, this best-selling book effectively conveys the stories of teachers and children in special education. This latest edition adds a focus on master teachers and integrates professional standards from CEC and PRAXIS (TM) to make this the best text to help you train effective special educators and to introduce pre- and inservice general education teachers to exceptional children.show more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 208.28 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,360.77g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130993441
  • 9780130993441

Table of contents

Preface A Personal View of Special Education. I. FOUNDATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL EDUCATION. 1. Defining Special Education. 2. Planning Special Education Services. 3. Special Education in a Culturally Diverse Society. 4. Parents and Families. II. EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS. 5. Early Childhood Special Education. 6. Mental Retardation. 7. Learning Disabilities. 8. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 9. Communication Disorders. 10. Hearing Loss. 11. Blindness and Low Vision. 12. Physical Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Special Health Care Needs. 13. Autism and Severe Disabilities. 14. Giftedness. 15. Transitions to Adulthood. Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

About William L. Heward

William Lee Heward grew up in Three Oaks, Michigan, rooting for his hero Ernie Banks and the Chicago Cubs. He majored in psychology and sociology as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University, earned his doctorate in special education at the University of Massachusetts, and joined the special education faculty at The Ohio State University in 1975. In 1985, Bill received Ohio State University's highest honor for teaching excellence, the Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award. He has had several opportunities to teach and lecture abroad, most recently in 1993 when he served as a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo. Bill's current research interests focus on "low tech" methods classroom teachers can use to increase the frequency with which each student actively responds and participates during group instruction and on methods for promoting the generalization and maintenance of newly learned skills. His research has appeared in the field's leading journals, including Behavioral Disorders, Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Exceptional Children, Journal of Special Education, Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Teacher Education and Special Education, and Teaching Exceptional Children. Bill has coauthored four other textbooks, and he has written for the popular market.. His book Some Are Called Clowns (Crowell, 1974) chronicled his five summers as a pitcher for the Indianapolis Clowns, the last of the barnstorming baseball teams.show more

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