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Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

ISBN-10: 0205146538
ISBN-13: 9780205146536
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tom E. Smith
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Description: The Third Edition features enhanced coverage of the 1997 Reauthorization of IDEA, professional collaboration, and the legal rights and responsibilities of exceptional students and their teachers. The book continues to offer extensive practical  More...

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List price: $55.00
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.48" wide x 8.66" long
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

The Third Edition features enhanced coverage of the 1997 Reauthorization of IDEA, professional collaboration, and the legal rights and responsibilities of exceptional students and their teachers. The book continues to offer extensive practical suggestions for classroom teachers, including attention to cultural and linguistic diversity and fostering social acceptance, in addition to an overview of the different types of exceptionalities that teachers find in their classrooms. Features on technology, legal rights, diversity, and teaching ideas are included throughout the book. More emphasis on collaboration among general and special educators has been added to this edition, along with information on new requirements from the 1997 reauthorization of IDEA, including statewide assessments and IEP teams. For special education teachers.

Tom E. C. Smith is currently Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions, and University Professor of Special Education at the University of Arkansas. He has been on the faculties of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Prior to receiving his Ed. D. from Texas Tech University, he taught children with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and autism at the elementary and secondary levels. President Clinton appointed him to three terms on the President's Committee on Mental Retardation. He has served as the Executive Director of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children since 1996. His current professional interests focus on teacher education and legal issues and special education.Edward A. Polloway is the Rosel H. Schewel Professor of Education and Human Development at Lynchburg College in Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He also serves as Vice President for Community Advancement and Dean of Graduate Studies. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia and his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He has served twice as president of the Division on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children and also on the board of directors of the Council for Learning Disabilities. He also served on the committee that developed the 1992 definition of mental retardation for the American Association on Intellectual Disabilities. He is the author of 20 books and over 100 articles n the field of special education with primary interests in the areas of learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities.James R. Patton is an Educational Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ed. D. from the University of Virginia. He is a former high school biology teacher and elementary-level special education resource teacher. He has also taught students who were gifted and those who were gifted/learning disabled. His professional interests include transition, life skills instruction, adult issues related to individuals with special needs, behavior intervention planning, and classroom accommodations. He has served on national boards of the Division on Developmental Disabilities, the Council for Learning Disabilities, and the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.Carol A. Dowdy is Professor Emerita of Special Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has taught since receiving her Ed. D. degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She has written eight books on special education and published 34 articles on learning disabilities. She has served on the national board of the Council for Learning Disabilities and the Professional Advisory Board for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and she has worked closely with the federal department of Vocational Rehabilitation to assist in their efforts to better serve adults with learning disabilities.

Each Chapter concludes with Summary and Further Reading
Inclusive Education: An Introduction
History of Education for Students with Disabilities
Inclusion Strategies: People First Language
Students with Special Needs
Rights and Responsibilities: Comparison of IDEA Section 504, and ADA
Current Services for Students with Special Needs
Personal Spotlight: School Principal
Diversity Forum: Diversity-Sensitive Assessment
Where Should Students with Disabilities Be Educated?
Inclusion Strategies: Empirical Support for Inclusion
Classroom Teachers and Students with Disabilities
Technology Today: Technology-Based Applications That Can Assist Individuals with Mild Disabilities
Designing Inclusive Classrooms: Effective Instruction and Collaboration
Perceptions of Inclusion
Critical Dimensions of Inclusive Classrooms
Technology Today: Web Resources on Inclusion and Disability
Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Classrooms
Inclusion Strategies
Personal Spotlight: Mother
Planning for Successful Inclusion One Student at a Time
Final Thought
Identifying and Programming for Student Needs
Personal Spotlight: Mother and Daughter Team
Rights and Responsibilities: 1999 Rules and Regulations for Parent Participation under IDEA 1997
Prereferral Child Study and Referral Process
Inclusion Strategies: Classroom Ecological Inventory
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Technology Today: Suggested Internet Goals across the Curriculum
Diversity Forum: Involving Parents with Limited English Skills
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
Basic Concepts about Learning Disabilities
Rights and Responsibilities: Examples of Accommodations for Assessments
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Strategies for Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
Diversity Forum: Impact of Language/Vocabulary Differences on Listening and Reading Comprehension
Inclusion Strategies: Reading Comprehension Strategies for the General Education Classroom
Classroom Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities
Technology Today: Assistive Technology for Deficits of Students with Learning Disabilities
Promoting a Sense of Community and Social Acceptance for Students with Learning Disabilities
Personal Spotlight: General Classroom Teacher/Former Special Education Teacher
Teaching Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Basic Concepts about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Rights and Responsibilities: Parent Rights Under Section 504
Diversity Forum: Practical Suggestions for Helping At Risk Learners
Educational Intervention
Strategies for Instruction and Classroom Accommodations for Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Personal Spotlight: General Education Classroom Teacher
Inclusion Strategies: Time-on-Task Self-Assessment for Teachers
Technology Today: Guidelines for Using the Computer to Support Major Instructional Principles
Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Basic Concepts about Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Rights and Responsibilities: Manifestation Determination: What Does Federal Law Say?
Strategies for Curriculum and Instruction
Personal Spotlight: Elementary Principal

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