Exceptional Lives

Exceptional Lives : Special Education in Today's Schools

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For courses in Introduction to Special Education, Exceptionalities, and Inclusion/Mainstreaming.

Through real-life stories of children and their families, this preeminent book provides students with a comprehensive experience in special education. Long noted for its focus on inclusion, families, and partnerships, Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, Fifth Edition, presents a realistic look at the workings of special education as future teachers, both general and special education, will need to know. The new fifth edition includes: increased coverage of families and collaboration; a broader range of tips and strategies for teachers and different learning environments; a stronger emphasis on the core standards from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and PRAXIS; and a brand-new, text-specific DVD of videos highlighting the people in the chapters and adults with disabilities that continues and extends the Turnbull's tradition of learning about special education through the real lives of real people living with disabilities.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 528 pages
  • 211 x 276 x 23mm | 1,034g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131708694
  • 9780131708693

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1. Overview of Today's Special Education

CHAPTER 2. Ensuring Progress in the General Curriculum Through Universal Design for Learning and Inclusion

CHAPTER 3. Today's Multicultural, Bilingual, and Diverse Schools

CHAPTER 4. Today's Families and Their Partnerships with Professionals

CHAPTER 5. Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities

CHAPTER 6. Understanding Students with Communication Disorders

CHAPTER 7. Understanding Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

CHAPTER 8. Understanding Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CHAPTER 9. Understanding Students with Mental Retardation

CHAPTER 10. Understanding Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

CHAPTER 11. Understanding Students with Autism

CHAPTER 12. Understanding Students with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments

CHAPTER 13. Understanding Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

CHAPTER 14. Understanding Students with Hearing Loss

CHAPTER 15. Understanding Students with Visual Impairments

CHAPTER 16. Understanding Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
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