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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, 7th Edition

By Ann A Turnbull, H. Rutherford Turnbull, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Karrie A. Shogren

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2011


Through real-life stories about children, their families, and their teachers, and through the use of the most recent evidence-based research on special education, this important book provides a comprehensive introduction to special education and its relationship to general education. The seventh edition provides this experience within the framework of three guiding themes: Inclusion, Partnerships, and Universal Design for Progress.


Long noted for its focus on progress in general education through inclusion, families, and parent-professional partnerships, the new seventh edition of Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, now includes a “Universal Design for Progress” feature in every chapter which highlights a technology that can be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  This text stands out from the crowd with its strong belief in the capacity of special educators, general educators, related service professionals, and families to collaborate with one another for inclusion, and that inclusion is not only possible but desirable. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:        Overview of Today’s Special Education


Chapter 2:        Ensuring Progress in the General Curriculum: Universal Design for Learning and Inclusion


Chapter 3:        Today’s Multicultural, Bilingual, and Diverse Schools


Chapter 4:        Today’s Families and Their Partnerships with Professionals


Chapter 5:        Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities


Chapter 6:        Understanding Students with Communication Disorders


Chapter 7:        Understanding Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders


Chapter 8:        Understanding Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Chapter 9:        Understanding Students with Intellectual Disabilities


Chapter 10:      Understanding Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities


Chapter 11:      Understanding Students with Autism


Chapter 12:      Understanding Students with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments


Chapter 13:      Understanding Students with Traumatic Brain Injury


Chapter 14:       Understanding Students with Hearing Loss


Chapter 15:      Understanding Students with Visual Impairments


Chapter 16:      Understanding Students Who Are Gifted and Talented

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-282177-X

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-282177-3

Format: Book

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