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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, Loose-Leaf Version, 8th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 24, 2014

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Real students, real stories, and real solutions

Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools pairs real-life stories about children, their families, and their educators with the most recent evidence-based research on inclusion of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Updated real-world vignettes, first-person My Voice features, and new videos immerse readers in the lives of exceptional individuals. With its focus on real students, stories, and solutions, Exceptional Lives gives readers a comprehensive view of the rewards, challenges, and triumphs involved in special education today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, assessments, and Pearson’s eLearning Modules.


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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

  1. Overview of Today’s Special Education 
  2. Ensuring Progress in the General Education Curriculum: Universal Design for Learning and Inclusion 
  3. Today’s Multicultural, Bilingual, and Diverse Schools 
  4. Today’s Families and Their Partnerships with Professionals
  5. Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities
  6. Understanding Students with Communication Disorders
  7. Understanding Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
  8. Understanding Students with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  9. Understanding Students with Intellectual Disability
  10. Understanding Students with Autism
  11. Understanding Students with Multiple Disabilities
  12. Understanding Students with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
  13. Understanding Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
  14. Understanding Students with Hearing Loss
  15. Understanding Students with Visual Impairments, including Blindness
  16. Understanding Students Who Are Gifted and Talented




Name Index

Subject Index