Learners with Mild Disabilities A Characteristics Approach

ISBN-10: 0137060769
ISBN-13: 9780137060764
Edition: 4th 2012
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Book details

List price: $95.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090

Chapters include: Perspectives on disability; Issues in assessment and identification; Issues in instruction and placement; Learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Learners with learning disabilities; Learners with emotional or behavioral disorders; and more.

Preface
Setting the Stage
Perspectives on Disability
Meet Clarence
Studying High-Prevalence Disabilities
Mild Does Not Mean "Not Serious"
The Power of Language
Labeling, Classifying, and Identifying
To Classify or Not to Classify
Additional Thoughts on Labeling
The Historical Context of Disability
Early History of Disability
The Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Enlightenment
Disability Services in the United States (1800-1950)
Eugenics in Europe and the United States
The Testing Movement in Europe and the United States
Serving Children Identified as Having Disabilities
Disabilities in the United States from 1950 to the Present
Legislative and Legal Supports
Overview of the IDEA Principles
History of Rights Won in United States Courts
Trends in History
Summary
Ed Murphy: A Case Study
Issues in Assessment and Identification
Meet Jeffrey
Assessment and Evaluation Requirements in IDEA
Purposes of Assessment of Students with Special Educational Needs
Types of Assessment Instruments and Techniques
Norm-Referenced Assessment
Criterion-Referenced and Curriculum-Based Assessment
Performance Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Reporting on Student Progress: Grading
Best Practices in Assessment of Children and Youth with Disabilities
Issues in Identification
Categories as Social Constructions
Are Non-categorical Models of Service an Alternative?
Response to Intervention: A Non-Categorical Strategy for Assessment and Identification
A Prevention Framework as Support
Summary
Sharon: A Case Study
Issues in Instruction and Placement
Meet Enrico
Curriculum and Learners with Mild Disabilities
Alternatives to Instructional Accommodations
Instructional Strategies to Enhance Curricular Access
Explicit Teaching
Peer Tutoring
Cooperative Learning
Cognitive Strategies
Positive Behavioral Supports
Instruction and Individualized Education Program Planning
Alternative Curricula and Assessments
IDEA 2004 and the Location of Services
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Models of Service Commonly Used for Students with Mild Disabilities
Inclusion: A Continuing Issue in Special Education
Summary
Angie: A Case Study
Who are the Learners with Mild Disabilities?
Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Meet Caroline
Naming this Group of Learners
Historical Foundations of Intellectual Disabilities
Development of the Definition of Intellectual Disabilities in the United States
IDEA Definition of Intellectual Disabilities
Additional Perspectives on Defining Intellectual Disabilities
The New Generation of Other AAIDD/AAMR Definitions
Developmental Disabilities and Delay
An Alternative Definition with an Instructional Perspective
Levels of Severity
Educational Terminology
Supports and Intensity of Support Needs
Prevalence of Intellectual Disabilities
Conditions Associated with Risk of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Biomedical Risk Factors
Environmental (Social, Behavioral, Educational) Risk Factors
Nature or Nurture?
Typical Characteristics of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Summary
Jennie: A Case Study
Learners with Learning Disabilities
Meet Peter
Naming this Group of Learners
Historical Development of the Concept of Learning Disabilities
IDEA Definition of Specific Learning Disabilities
Assessment and Identification Issues
Discrepancy Determination Issues
IDEA 2004 and Changes in Identification Procedures
Response to Intervention as an Identification Process
An Alternative Definition of Learning Disabilities
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
Conditions Associated with Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
Summary
Bobby: A Case Study
Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Meet Nicki
Terms to Refer to This Group of Learners
Historical Foundations of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
IDEA Definition of Emotional Disturbance
Social Maladjustment: Definition and Exclusion
An Alternative Definition of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Assessment and Identification Issues
Response to Intervention
Levels of Severity
Prevalence of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Conditions Associated with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Biological Factors
Family Factors
Environmental, Social, and School Factors
Types of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Summary
Carter: A Case Study
Learners with ADHD and Other Disorders and Conditions
Meet Nancy
Learners with Attention Problems
Naming this Group of Learners
ADHD and the IDEA
Current ADHD Definition in the DSM-IV-TR
Identification of Learners with ADHD
Types of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Levels of Severity
Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Conditions Associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Characteristics of Individuals with ADHD
Should ADHD Be a Separate Category in IDEA?
Physical and Sensory Disabilities
Physical and Health Disabilities
Sensory Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Communication Disorders
Medication: A Persistent Issue
Summary
Frank: A Case Study
Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Meet Jacob
Naming this Group of Learners
Historical Development of the concept of Autism Spectrum Disorders
IDEA Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Psychiatric/Medical Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the DSM
Assessment and Identification Issues
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Levels of Severity
Conditions Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Reciprocal Social Interactions and Relationships
Communication
Restricted Interests
Other Related Characteristics and Behaviors
Characteristics Descriptive of Specific Conditions on the Spectrum
Summary
Sara: A Case Study
What are Learners with Mild Disabilities Like?
Cognitive and Perceptual Characteristics
Meet Robert
Cognitive Theory and Approaches to Mild Disabilities
Constructivist Perspectives
Piaget and Biological Constructivism
Vygotsky and Social Constructivism
Cognitive Styles Research
Field Dependence/Field Independence
Impulsivity and Reflectivity
Information-Processing Approaches
Structural Storage Components
Strategic Control Components
Executive Functions
Summary
Charlene: A Case Study
Language Characteristics
Meet Tom
Definition of Language
Which Learners Have Language Difficulties/Disorders?
Language Components and Skills
Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Semantics
Pragmatics
Receptive and Expressive Language
Language Functions
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Common Language Characteristics of Learners with Mild Disabilities
Language Difference or Disability?
Implications of Language Characteristics for Thinking and Learning
Summary
Clark: A Case Study
Academic Learning Characteristics
Meet Barbara
What Is Learning?
Stages of Learning
Acquisition and Reversion
Proficiency and Automaticity
Maintenance
Generalization
Adaptation
Critical Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities
The Role of Motivation
Extrinsic Motivation
Intrinsic Motivation
Locus of Control and Attribution of Success or Failure
External Causal Attributions and Locus of Control
Internal Causal Attributions and Locus of Control
Spirals of Failure or Success
Learned Helplessness
Adolescents with Disabilities in Behavior and Learning
Self Determination
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
Learning Styles
Multiple Intelligences
Universal Design for Learning
Instructional Needs of Learners with Disabilities
Time Allowed for Instruction
Persistence or Motivation
Pupils' Aptitude for Instruction
Ability to Understand Instruction
Quality of Instruction
Summary
Allison: A Case Study
Social Emotional Characteristics
Meet Eddie
Perspectives on Social Emotional Characteristics
Developmental Perspectives
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
Emotional Development
Development of Social Perspective Taking
Social Competence and Cognitive Development
Social Intelligence
Emotional Competence
Social Cognitive Delay
The Relationship Between Problems in Behavior and Problems in Learning
Behavior from an Ecological Perspective
Risk and Resilience
Maladaptive Behavior
Patterns of Maladaptive Behavior
IDEA 2004 and Serious Discipline Problems
Summary
Sammy: A Case Study
Appendix
Council for Exceptional Children
Labeling and Categorizing of Children
Inclusive Schools and Community Settings
National Association of School Psychologists
Glossary
References
Index

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