Special Education What It Is and Why We Need It

ISBN-10: 0205420397
ISBN-13: 9780205420391
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

DANIEL P. HALLAHAN is Professor of Education at the University of Virginia.

Preface
The Puzzle of Special Education
Common Misconceptions
Brief History of Special Education in the United States
Contemporary and Perpetual Issues
Questions in the Puzzle and Nature of the Dilemma
Summary
Case in Point
Reference Notes
Measurement of Educational Performance
The Problem of Measurement in Education
What Is a Statistical Distribution?
How Can and Should Special Education Change Performance?
Summary
Case in Point
Reference Notes
The Nature of Educational Disabilities
Three Important Points About Disabilities and Exceptionalities
Mental Retardation
Learning Disability
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Emotional or Behavioral Disorder
Communication Disorder
Deafness
Vision Impairment and Blindness
Physical Disability
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Deaf-Blindness and Other Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Giftedness and Special Talents
Why Prevention of Disabilities Is Often Not Practiced
Summary
Case in Point
Reference Notes
The Nature of Special Education
How Special Education Is-or Can Be-Special
Special Education on a Continuum
Special Education's Bottom Line
Summary
Case in Point
Reference Notes
Frequent Criticisms and Responses to Them
Responses to Criticisms
Other Questions About Special Education
Summary
Case in Point
Reference Notes
References
Index

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