Brief Reference of Student Disabilites ... With Strategies for the Classroom

ISBN-10: 1412966337

ISBN-13: 9781412966337

Edition: 2nd 2009

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This comprehensive, easy-to-understand reference covers essential information educators need to know about the majority of exceptionalities they are likely to encounter in an inclusive classroom and provides a concise explanation of the current laws that govern teachers' classroombehavior. Brief Reference of Student DisabilitiesWith Strategies for the Classroom, Second Edition offers vital information on a wide range of disabilities, from ADHD, dyslexia, hearing impairment, and emotional disturbances to muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, aphasia, and cerebral palsy. Readers will also find a review of health disorders such as asthma, diabetes, heart disorders, and hemophilia. With insights for creating safe, inclusive environments for learning, working with parents, and handling discipline for students with disabilities, the book also includes a compilation of common disability-related acronyms, a list of children's books dealing with disabilities, and a directory of programs and resources for students with disabilities. This updated edition features new sections that cover: The similarities and differences between ADHD and bipolar disorder Sources on legal rights with contact information and websites The reauthorization of IDEA 2004, No Child Left Behind, and postsecondary transition
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Lee Brattland Nielsen has taught for more than 25 years at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. While teaching at California Lutheran University, she taught "Mainstreaming the Exceptional Student" to teachers and students who were working toward their teaching credentials.She founded and worked for 2 years as the program director of WTHS, Dade County's educational broadcasting station in Miami, Florida. During this period, she coordinated all the educational programming. During her teaching experience, she has worked with many children with many types of exceptionalities. As a resource specialist teacher, she taught students with learning disabilities in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She believes in a positive approach to learning, with emphasis on building self-esteem in all students.Nielsen received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She took postgraduate studies at the University of Florida; California State University, Northridge; University of California, Berkeley; and California Lutheran University. Her California teaching credentials include a Lifetime Standard Credential, a Special Education Learning Handicapped Credential, and a Special Education Resource Specialist Credential. She also has held teaching credentials in Arizona and Florida.

A Cautionary Note
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
What Educators Need to Know About the Law
What the Law Provides
Discipline and Students With Disabilities
The Collaborative Team
How Teachers Can Create a Positive Learning Environment
Creating an Inclusive Environment
Teaching Students About Disabilities
Including Parents
Understanding the Parents of Exceptional Children
Disabilities and Health Disorders: Strategies for Educators
Aphasia
Asperger Syndrome
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Auditory Processing Disorder
Autism
Bipolar Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Dyslexia
Emotional Disturbance
Epilepsy
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Gifted Students With Learning Disabilties
Head Injury
Hearing Impairment
Learning Disabilities
Mental Retardation
Muscular Dystrophy
Speech Disorders
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Tourette Syndrome
Visual Impairment
Visual Processing Disorder
Other Health Conditions
Asthma
Diabetes
Heart Conditions
Hemophilia
A Note About Medications
Behavior Interventions
Acronyms
Public Agencies Offering Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families
State Education Departments
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Office of the State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
State Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilties Agencies
State Developmental Disabilities Councils
State Mental Health Agencies
Protection and Advocacy Agencies and Client Assistance Programs
Programs for Children With Special Health Care Needs
University Affiliated Programs
Directory of National Information Sources on Disabilities (NIS)
Children's Books About Disabilities
Associations to Contact
Similarities and Differences: ADHD and Early Onset Bipolar Disorder
Bibliography
References
Index
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