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Handbook of Special Education

Edited by: James M. Kauffman , Daniel P. Hallahan

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  May  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415800716
eBook ISBN: 9780203837306
Adobe ISBN: 9781136869624

10.4324/9780203837306
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Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. Key features include:

Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons.

Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking.

Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues.

Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field.

This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A History of Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Contemporary Issues Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Statistics, Data, and Special Educational Decisions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Designing Rigorous Group Studies in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Special Education Teacher Preparation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Free Appropriate Public Education Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Individual Education Programs for Children with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Least Restrictive Environment Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Responsiveness to Intervention Models for Reducing Reading Difficulties and Identifying Learning Disability Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Standards-Based Reform and Students with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Co-Teaching for Students with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  General and Special Education are (and Should Be) Different Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Learning Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Communication Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Blindness and Low Vision Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Traumatic Brain Injury Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Current Issues and Trends in the Education of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Severe and Multiple Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Special Gifts and Talents Download PDF
Chapter  25:  High Stakes Testing and Accommodations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Academic Progress Monitoring Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Conceptual Models for Leading and Administrating Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Fiscal Policy and Funding for Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Using Professional Standards to Inform Leadership in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Factors Influencing Special Education Teacher Quality and Effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reading Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Writing and Students with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Development of Arithmetic and Word-Problem Skill Among Students with Mathematics Disability Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Science and Social Studies Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Physical Education Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Career and Technical Education Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Technology and Academic Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Educating Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Systematic Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Instructional Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Access to General Education Curriculum for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Preparing Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities for Life Skills Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Transition to Postsecondary Education Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Career Choice Patterns and Behaviors of Work-Bound Youth with High Incidence Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Transition to Daily Living for Persons with High Incidence Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Preparing Students with Low Incidence Disabilities to Work in the Community Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Preparing Students with Low Incidence Disabilities for Community Living Opportunities Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Evolution of the Parent Movement Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Resilience in Families of Children with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Promoting Family Outcomes in Early Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Advances in Theory, Assessment, and Intervention with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Early Intervention and Prevention of Disability Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Frameworks for Guiding Program Focus and Practices in Early Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Early Identification and Intervention in Gifted Education Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Ethnicity and Exceptionality Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Gender and Exceptionality Download PDF
Chapter  57:  International Differences in Provision for Exceptional Learners Download PDF
Section_XIII Download PDF
Section_XII Download PDF
Section_XI Download PDF
Section_X Download PDF
Section_VIII Download PDF
Section_VII Download PDF
Section_VI Download PDF
Section_V Download PDF
Section_IX Download PDF
Section_IV Download PDF
Section_III Download PDF
Section_II Download PDF
Section_I Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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