Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms

ISBN-10: 0131486357
ISBN-13: 9780131486355
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $129.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The Seventh Edition of Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms by Rena B. Lewis and Donald H. Doorlag is uncompromising in its dedication to prepare educators to effectively teach the range of students found in the typical elementary or secondary classroom. Using a case-based approach, the text provides information about four groups of students with special needs: students with disabilities, gifted and talented learners, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, and students at risk for school failure. In addition, it demonstrates the vast resources we now have available through technology, and presents practical strategies for adapting standard instruction to meet the learning needs of all students in general education classrooms. Case-based Approach bull; bull;Student Stories. Student Stories are presented at the beginning of each chapter to help the reader frame the content that will follow in the text. A ldquo;Looking Aheadrdquo; section at the end of each case provides questions to aid in reader comprehension and further reflection. bull;Inclusive Classrooms CD-ROM packaged with the text. The video cases depicted on this CD-ROM show teachers engaged with students in various inclusive classroom settings (from pre-school to secondary classrooms) employing strategies featured in the text. Activities that connect the text content to the CD-ROM are available in a special insert, at the ends of chapters, and on the Companion Website. Technology Integration to Enhance Classroom Teaching and Learning bull; bull;Window on the Web. This feature introduces readers to websites that offer valuable information about special education, general education, or the teaching-learning process. bull;Spotlight on Technology. These sections feature the most up-to-date software and assistive technology devices recommended for students with special needs. Practical Teaching Strategies and Opportunities for Application bull; bull;Inclusion Tips for the Teacher. These sections answer common questions regarding inclusion practices and offer practical inclusion tips for classroom teachers. bull;Application Activities. These activities at the end of each chapter provide valuable opportunities for readers to apply what they have learned in the chapter and take this information to the next level as educators.

Introduction
Success for All Students in the General Education Classroom
Inclusion in Today's Classrooms
Students with Special Needs
Historical Perspectives and Current Practices
The Past
The Present
Benefits of Including Special Students
The Role of Special Education
Current Issues and Trends
General Education Teachers and Special Students
Activities
Collaboration and the Team Approach
Teams Serving Students with Special Needs
Roles of Team Members
Building Principals
Special Education Administrators
General Education Teachers
Special Educators
Parents and Students
School Psychologists
School Social Workers
School Counselors
School Nurses
Other Team Members
Collaboration in the Identification and Prereferral Stages
Identification
Prereferral Interventions
Collaboration in Referral and Assessment
Referral
Assessment
Collaboration in Designing the Individualized Education Program
Types of Services for Students with Disabilities
Special Education Program Options
General Education Class Options
Special Class Options
More Restrictive Options
Programs for Infants and Preschoolers with Disabilities
Activities
Special Students, Special Needs
Special Students
Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with Behavioral Disorders
Students with Mild Mental Retardation
Students with Other Disabilities
Other Special Students
Special Needs
Causes of Learning Problems
Assessment of Special Learning Needs
Classroom Assessment
Assessment for Program Eligibility
Skills for the General Education Teacher
Activities
Skills for the General Education Teacher
Adapting Instruction
Academic Problems in the Classroom
Principles of Instruction
Select Appropriate Learning Tasks
Break the Learning Task into Teachable Subcomponents
Use Systematic Instructional Procedures
Consider Both Speed and Accuracy
Maximize Engaged Time
Give Clear Task Directions
Provide Consequences for Successful Task Performance
Check for Maintenance and Generalization
If Change Is Needed, Try the Least Intrusive Intervention First
Methods for Gathering Data
Determine the Student's Current Levels of Performance
Evaluate Progress
Analyze Reasons for Task Failure
Strategies for Adapting Instruction
Modify Materials and Activities
Change Teaching Procedures
Alter Task Requirements
Select an Alternate Task
Making Test Accommodations
Activities
Managing Classroom Behavior
Behavior Problems in the Classroom
Principles of Managing Behavior
Remember That Behavior Is Learned
Consider Both the Antecedents and the Consequences of Behavior
Reduce Behavior Management Problems with Careful Organization of the Classroom
Increase the Occurrence of Behaviors by Reinforcement
Decrease the Occurrence of Behaviors by Removing Reinforcers or Introducing Aversive Events
Identify Consequences That Are Meaningful to Students
Beware of Noneducational Interventions
Methods for Gathering Data
Direct Observation of Behavior
Positive Strategies for Managing and Improving Behavior
Establish Behavioral Expectations and Communicate Them to Students
Prevent Inappropriate Conduct by Monitoring Behavior and Providing Feedback
Reinforce Appropriate Behavior
Provide Reinforcers That Are Valued by Students
Use Token Economies to Deliver Reinforcers
With Older Students, Use Contingency Contracts
Teach Behaviors by Shaping
Use Modeling to Improve Student Behavior
Consider Involving Peers in Behavioral Programs
Involve Students in Managing Their Own Behavior
Involve Parents in Behavior Management Programs
Activities
Promoting Social Acceptance
Social Problems in the Classroom
Principles for Enhancing Social Acceptance
Change Attitudes with Information
Recognize the Similarities Between Special and General Education Students
Prepare Students in the General Education Class for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Prepare Students with Disabilities for Inclusion
Prepare Parents for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Methods for Gathering Data
Strategies for Promoting Acceptance of Special Students
Inform General Education Students About Disabilities
Provide General Education Students with Experiences with Individuals with Disabilities
Structure Interactions Between Typical Students and Students with Disabilities
Improve the Social Skills of Students with Disabilities
Introduce Students with Disabilities to the General Education Program According to Their Individual Needs
Upgrade the Teacher's Information and Skills
Communicate with and Involve Parents
Activities
Coordinating the Classroom Learning Environment
Coordination Skills for the Teacher
Arranging the Physical Environment
Ensure a Safe and Barrier-Free Environment
Make the Working Conditions Pleasant
Obtain Appropriate Furniture and Special Equipment
Arrange Space Functionally
Consider Educational Goals in Making Seating Arrangements
Organizing the Instructional Environment
Organize Curricular Skills and Information
Group Students for Instruction
Set Up Systems for Monitoring Practice
Provide Guidelines for Student Behavior
Use Systematic Record-Keeping Procedures
Using Educational Technologies
Be Aware of Available Technologies
Math Technologies with Educational Goals
Managing Time and Other Resources
Manage Instructional Time Effectively
Select Learning Materials Wisely
Recruit, Train, and Supervise Instructional Personnel
Activities
Teaching with Classroom Technologies
Types of Technology
Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology
Universal Design and Accessibility for All
Using Computers for Instruction
Instructional Software
Technology Tools for Students and Teachers
The Internet as an Instructional Tool
Browsing the Web
Navigation Techniques
Search Strategies
Evaluating Websites
E-Mail and Other Resources
Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities
Computer Adaptations
Assistive Technologies for Students with Physical Impairments
Communication Aids
Assistive Technologies for Students with Visual Impairments
Assistive Technologies for Students with Hearing Impairments
Web Accessibility
Teaching with Technology
Activities
Methods for Teaching Students with Disabilities
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Indicators of Learning Disabilities
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Teaching Basic Skills
Reading
Handwriting, Spelling, and Written Expression
Math
Modifying Content-Area Instruction
Reading Assignments
Written Assignments and Exams
Math Skills
Adapting Instruction for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Activities
Teaching Students with Mild Retardation and Severe Disabilities
Indicators of Mental Retardation
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Teaching Functional Academics
The Unit Approach
Functional Practice Activities
Improving General Work Habits
Attendance and Punctuality
Work Completion
Working with Others
Strategies for Working with Students with Severe Disabilities
Full Inclusion
Activities
Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders
Indicators of Behavioral Disorders
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Controlling Disruptive Behaviors
Tardiness
Verbal Outbursts
Excess Activity: Moving About the Classroom
Social Relationships
Teaching Study Skills
Maintaining Attention
Organizational Skills
Increasing Accuracy
Activities
Teaching Students with Communication Disorders
Indicators of Communication Disorders
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Encouraging Oral Communication
Teaching Language Skills
Activities
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Teaching Communication and Language
Promoting Social Skills
Activities
Teaching Students with Physical and Health Impairments
Indicators of Physical and Health Impairments
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Meeting Physical and Health Needs
Modifying the Physical Environment
Adapting Instructional Activities
Activities
Teaching Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments
Indicators of Visual and Hearing Impairments
Assessment Procedures
Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Arranging the Learning Environment
Modifying Instructional Procedures
Activities
Methods for Teaching Students with Other Needs in General Education
Teaching Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Definitions
Indicators of Talent and Giftedness
Assessment Procedures
Classroom Adaptations
Educational Options for Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Differentiated Program Models
Differentiating Instructional Models
Differentiated Curriculum Models
Promoting Creativity and Problem Solving
Assisting Students Who Are Underachieving
Activities
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Diversity in the General Education Classroom
Cultural Diversity
Linguistic Diversity
Assessment and Special Services
Classroom Adaptations
Promoting Acceptance of Diversity
Activities
Teaching Students at Risk for School Failure
Dropouts
Bill's Story
Suicide
The Stories of Jimmy and Jeanine
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Students' Stories from Phoenix House
Teenage Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Stories of Barbara and Joshua
Child Abuse and Neglect
Kara's Story
Eating Disorders
Julie's Story
Delinquency
The Story of "Scarface"
Activities
Epilogue: Inclusion Today ... and Tomorrow
Past Mistakes
Is Inclusion Working?
Critical Issues for the Future
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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