Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, Student Value Edition, 10th Edition

By William L. Heward

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 24, 2012


Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education has always been known for its innovation, strong research base and accessibility.  The tenth edition has all of those strengths, but has a greater focus on highly effective, research-based practices that are described in a very step-by-step, applied manner.  Heward presents an informative and responsible introduction to the professional practices, trends, and research that define contemporary special education while also conveying the diversity and excitement of this changing field.  The book is for those teachers who will be professionals in the area of special education or those who are working with students that have exceptionalities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:        The Purpose and Promise of Special Education


Chapter 2:        Planning and Providing Special Education Services


Chapter 3:        Collaborating with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society


Chapter 4:        Intellectual Disabilities


Chapter 5:        Learning Disabilities


Chapter 6:        Emotional or Behavioral Disorders


Chapter 7:        Autism Spectrum Disorders


Chapter 8:        Communication Disorders


Chapter 9:        Deafness and Hearing Loss


Chapter 10:      Blindness and Low Vision


Chapter 11:      Physical Disabilties, Health Impairments, and ADHD


Chapter 12:      Low-Incidence Disabilities:  Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury


Chapter 13:      Giftedness and Talent


Chapter 14:       Early Childhood Special Education


Chapter 15:      Transitioning to Adulthood


·        Categorical chapters 4-13 roughly follow the same general format:

·        Definition (and Classification)

·        Identification and Assessment

·        Characteristics

·        Prevalence

·        Causes

·        Educational Approaches

·        Educational Placement

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-289304-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-289304-6

Format: Alternate Binding

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