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Special Education in Contemporary Society An Introduction to Exceptionality

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ISBN-10: 1412963176

ISBN-13: 9781412963176

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Richard M. Gargiulo

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The real strength of Richard Gargiulos text is that it does not overwhelm the readers. Learning the vastand often complexfield of special education is no easy task. Yet, the text meets this challenge head-on. --Bruce A. Shields, Ph.D., Daemen College Given the myriad of introductory textbooks on the market, I have continued using Gargiulos text as it offers a clear, understandable overview of exceptionality and a wealth of resources that compliment my instruction. --Emiliano C. Ayala, Ph.D., Sonoma State University The First Person features are very well done and the students love them! --Michelle LaRocque, PhD, Florida Atlantic University Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition provides a highly readable and research-based introduction to special education. Richard Gargiulo believes teachers need more than just academic knowledge about exceptionalitythey need an awareness and understanding of the human side of exceptional students and their families. Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive text with a people first approach that gives pre-service teachers a first-hand look into the lives of exceptional children, their families, and their mentors. Key Features & Benefits: Shares the honest and engaging first person accounts of individuals with disabilities in First Person features Provides targeted teaching strategies and suggestions with New Effective Instructional Practices boxes Covers and integrates INTASC and CEC standards and Praxis II core principles Incorporates new coverage of Deaf-blindness Includes new and updated content in the key pedagogical features throughout: Chapter-opening narratives, First Person" boxes, Suggestions for the Classroom," "Making Inclusion Work," "Learning Activities," and "Technology Tips" Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries: New and comprehensive companion website with student and instructor resource materials including chapter quizzes, full text SAGE journal articles and activities, flashcards and more. Instructors Resource CD-ROM with a test bank, PowerPoint lectures, computerized testing, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy. Intended Audience: Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition is an introductory text for the Introduction to Special Education and Introduction to Exceptionality courses.
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Richard Gargiulo is a Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1999, he was awarded the University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar to the Czech Republic and has authored numerous books on the subjects of special education, early childhood education, and child abuse and neglect.

Special Features
Theme Index
Preface
Acknowledgments
Foundations of Special Education
Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives
Definitions and Terminology
Categories and Labels
Prevalence of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities
A Brief History of the Development of Special Education
Professionals Who Work with Individuals with Exceptionalities
Cooperative Teaching
Universal Design for Learning
Exceptionality across the Life Span
Policies, Practices, and Programs
Litigation and Legislation Affecting Special Education
Civil Rights Legislation
Educational Reform: Standards Based Education
Identification and Assessment of Individual Differences
Referral and Assessment for Special Education
Designing Individualized Instructional Programs
Service Delivery Options: Where a Special Education Is Provided
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality
Cultural Diversity: The Changing Face of a Nation
Multicultural Education, Bilingual Education, and Student Diversity
Disproportional Representation of Minority Students in Special Education Programs
Issues in Assessing Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups
Educational Programming for Students with Exceptionalities Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Parents, Families, and Exceptionality
Parent-Professional Relationships: Changing Roles
A Family Systems Approach
The Effects of a Child's Disability on Parents and the Family
Stages of Parental Reaction to Disability
Disability and the Family
Working with Families Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Cultural Reactions to Disability
Suggestions for Facilitating Family and Professional Partnerships
A Study of Individuals with Special Needs
Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Defining Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities: An Evolving Process
Assessing Intellectual Ability and Adaptive Behavior
Classification of Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Etiology of Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Prevention of Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Characteristics of Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Defining Learning Disabilities
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
Etiology of Learning Disabilities
Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Assessment of Learning Disabilities
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Learning Disabilities
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Learning Disabilities
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Defining Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Etiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Characteristics of Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Educational Considerations
Adolescents and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Issues of Diversity
Individuals with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Defining Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Classification of Individuals with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Etiology of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Prevention of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Characteristics of Children and Youth with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Assessing Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Family-Centered Interventions
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Defining Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Evolving Process
Classification of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Speech and Language Impairments
The Nature of Speech, Language, and Communication
Defining Speech and Language Impairments
Classifying Speech and Language Impairments
Historical Perspectives
Prevalence of Speech and Language Impairments
Etiology of Speech and Language Impairments
Prevention of Speech and Language Impairments
Characteristics of Speech and Language Impairments
Assessing Speech and Language Impairments
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Speech and Language Impairments
Adolescents and Adults with Speech and Language Impairments
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Speech and Language Impairments
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Definitions and Concepts in the Field of Hearing Impairment
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Hearing Impairment
Etiology of Hearing Impairment
Characteristics of Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Assessment of Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Hearing Impairments
Transition and Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Services for Adults with Hearing Impairments
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Hearing Impairments
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Visual Impairments
Defining Visual Impairments
The Eye and How It Works
Classification of Visual Impairments
A Brief History of Visual Impairments
Prevalence of Visual Impairments
The Vision Process and Etiology of Visual Impairments
Prevention of Visual Impairments
Characteristics of Individuals with Visual Impairments
Assessment of Students with Visual Impairments
Educational Considerations
Young Children with Visual Impairments
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Visual Impairments
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Visual Impairments
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Defining Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
A Brief History of the Field
Prevalence of Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Etiology of Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Characteristics of Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Assessment of Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Transition into Adulthood
Adults with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
Defining Giftedness: Refining the Meaning
Assessing Giftedness and Talent
Differences among Children Who Are Gifted and Talented
A Brief History of the Field of Gifted and Talented Education
Prevalence of Giftedness and Talent
Etiology of Giftedness and Talent
Characteristics of Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
Educational Considerations
Services for Young Children Who Are Gifted and Talented
Adolescents and Adults Who Are Gifted and Talented
Family Issues
Issues of Diversity
Technology and Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented
Trends, Issues, and Controversies
Postscript
Federal Definitions of Disabilities
Professional Standards
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors