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Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education, 12th Edition

By Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman, Paige C. Pullen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2010

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 Exceptional Learners is an outstanding introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education, emphasizing classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness.  In keeping with this era of accountability, all discussions and examples of educational practices are grounded in a sound research base.

 

With hundreds of new references added to the 12th edition, the authors are committed to bringing the most current and credible perspectives to bear on the ever-increasing complexity of educating students with special needs in today’s schools.  The authors have written a text that reaches the heart as well as the mind, promoting a conviction that professionals working with exceptional learners need to develop not only a solid base of knowledge, but also a healthy attitude toward their work and the people whom they serve, and constantly challenge themselves to acquire a solid understanding of current theory, research, and practice in special education and to develop an ever more sensitive understanding of exceptional learners and their families.

 

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Exceptionality and Special Education.

Educational Definition of Exceptional Learners

Prevalence of Exceptional Learners

Definition of Special Education

History and Origins of Special Education

Comment on The Progress of Special Education.

2. Integration, Inclusion, and Support of Positive Outcomes.

Evaluation and Identification of Exceptional Learners

The Intent of Special Education Law:  Individualized Education for Students with Disabilities

Providing Special Education:  Placement Issues for Exceptional Learners

Teachers’ Roles in Providing Special Education

Special Education in the Context of Standards Based Reform

3. Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education.

America and Multiculturalism

Education and Cultural Diversity

Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education

Identification and Classification of Disabilities

Assessment Issues in Multicultural and Bilingual Education

Instruction in Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education

4. Parents and Families.

Professionals’ Changing Views of Parents and Families

The Effects of a Child with a Disability on the Family

Family Involvement in Treatment and Education

5. Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

What’s in a Name?  Mental Retardation versus Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Definition

Prevalence

Causes

Identification

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

6. Learners with Learning Disabilities.

Definition

Identification

Prevalence

Causes

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Consideration

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

7. Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Brief History

Definition

Prevalence

Identification

Causes

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Medication Considerations

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

8. Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

Definition

Classification

Prevalence

Causes

Identification

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

9. Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Historical Context: Kanner’s and Asperger’s Papers.

Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Prevalence

Causes

Identification

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Service Delivery Models

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

10. Learners with Communication Disorders.

Definitions

Prevalence

Communication Variations

Language Disorders

Speech Disorders

Educational Considerations

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

11. Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Definition and Classification

Prevalence

Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear

Identification of Hearing Impairment

Causes.

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

12. Learners with Blindness or Low Vision.

Definition and Classification

Prevalence

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Identification of Visual Impairment

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Educational Considerations

Service Delivery Models

Assessment of Progress

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

13. Learners with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities.

Definition and Prevalence

Traumatic Brain Injury

Deaf-Blindness

Considerations for Many Students with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities

14. Learners with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairment.

Definition and Classification

Prevalence and Need

Neuromotor Impairments

Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Other Conditions Affecting Health or Physical Ability

Prevention of Physical Disabilities

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics

Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Adaptive Devices for Daily Living

Educational Considerations

Early Intervention

Transition to Adulthood

15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents.

Definition

Prevalence

Origins of Giftedness

Identification of Giftedness

Cultural Values Regarding Student with Special Gifts and Talents and Their Education

Neglected Groups of Students with Special Gifts and Talents

Educational Considerations

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