Learners with Mild Disabilities A Characteristics Approach

ISBN-10: 0205386067

ISBN-13: 9780205386062

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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Description: Learners with Mild Disabilities discusses students with disabilities with respect to their individual strengths and needs, considering their cognitive, perceptual, language, academic learning, and social/emotional characteristics. This text focuses on four high-prevalence disabilities: mild mental retardation, learning disabilities, ADHD, and behavioral disorders. It begins with a discussion of the traditional categorical perspective, and then moves to the perspective of alternative, non-categorical frameworks. The reader is encouraged to apply these conceptual frameworks through analysis of the many vignettes and extended case studies in the textstories that are drawn from the experiences of real children and teachers. This book emphasizes the complex nature of mild disabilities and provides an alternative to the notion that these are discrete disabilities.

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Book details

List price: $89.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Setting The Stage
Introduction to Unit I
Perspectives on Disability
Meet Clarence
Studying High-Prevalence Disabilities
Mild Does NOT Mean Not Serious
The Power of Language
Labeling and Classifying
To Classify or Not to Classify
The Project on Classification of Exceptional Children
Current Thinking on Labeling
Prevention of Disabilities
Overview of the Principles of the IDEA
Amendments to P.L. 94-142
A Case Study
Historical Perspectives and Contexts
Meet Victor
The Historical Context of Disability
Early History
Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Enlightenment
Disabilities in the United States: 1800-1900
Disabilities in the United States: The Early Twentieth Century
Disabilities in the United States from 1950 to the Present
Lloyd Dunn, Special Education Is Much of It Justified?
Trends in History
A Case Study
Who Are Learners With Mild Disabilities?
Introduction to Unit II
Learners with Mental Retardation
Meet Caroline
Historical Foundations of Mental Retardation
Historical Definitions of Mental Retardation in the United States
Current Definition of Mental Retardation
Alternatives to the Current IDEA Definition
Levels of Severity
Prevalence of Mental Retardation
Typical Characteristics of Persons with Mental Retardation
Causes of Mental Retardation
Jennie: A Case Study
Learning Disabilities
Meet Peter
Historical Development of the Concept of the Learning Disabilities Concept
Current IDEA Definition
Assessment and Identification Issues
Alternative Definitions of Learning Disabilities Prior to 1975
Alternative Definitions of Learning Disabilities Developed after 1975
Issues Raised by the Alternative Definitions
Causes of Learning Disabilities
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
Types of Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
Bobby: A Case Study
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
Meet Nancy
Children and Youth with Attention Problems
Historical Development of the Concept of ADHD
Current Definition in the DSM-IV
Types of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Levels of Severity
Identification of Learners with ADHD
Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Causes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Characteristics of Individuals with ADHD
Should ADHD Be a Separate Category in the IDEA?
A Case Study
Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Meet Nicki
Terms to Refer to This Group of Learners
Historical Foundations
Current Federal IDEA Definition
An Alternative Definition of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Assessment and Identification Issues
Prevalence of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Levels of Severity
Causes of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Types of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Carter: A Case Study
What are Learners with Mild Disabilities Like?
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