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Exceptional Lives Special Education in Today's Schools

ISBN-10: 0131708694

ISBN-13: 9780131708693

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Ann Turnbull, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Rud Turnbull, Sean Smith, Michael L. Wehmeyer

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List price: $126.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. Dr. Wehmeyer is engaged in teacher personnel preparation in the area of severe, multiple disabilities and directs multiple federally funded projects conducting research and model development in the education of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is the author of more than 180 articles or book chapters and has authored, co-authored or co-edited 19 books on disability and education-related issues, including issues pertaining to self-determination, transition, universal design for learning and access to the general curriculum for students with significant disabilities, and technology use by people with cognitive disabilities. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation, a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition, and is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Remedial and Special Education. In 1999 Dr. Wehmeyer was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Research. In May, 2003 he was awarded the American Association on Mental Retardation's National Education award. Dr. Wehmeyer holds undergraduate and Masters degrees in special education from the University of Tulsa and a Masters degree in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, where he was a Rotary International Teacher of the Handicapped Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Overview of today's special education
Ensuring progress in the general curriculum through universal design for learning and inclusion
Today's multicultural, bilingual, and diverse schools
Today's families and their partnership with professionals
Understanding students with learning disabilities
Understanding students with communication disorders
Understanding students with emotional or behavioral disorders
Understanding students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Understanding students with mental retardation
Understanding students with severe and multiple disabilities
Understanding students with autism
Understanding students with physical disabilities and other health impairments
Understanding students with traumatic brain injury
Understanding students with hearing loss
Understanding students with visual impairments
Understanding students who are gifted and talented