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Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Deborah Deutsch Smith, Naomi Chowdhuri Tyler

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 24, 2009

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With Making a Difference as its central theme, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling text recognizes that more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and ability to make a real difference in the educational experiences of their students with disabilities.

Students and teachers have long relied on this comprehensive overview of the field of special education and the ways in which all teachers can help students with special needs to succeed in school and reach their full potential.  The text is brimming with evidence-based practices, ready-to-use teaching tips, and up-to-the minute information about technology applications and contemporary inclusive practices--all tools that teachers can use with students of all abilities, from those who struggle to the most gifted.

The text uses authentic stories from real people, current news events, and examples from contemporary popular culture to examine the positive effects of over 30 years of IDEA and many years of social activism on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the educators and professionals who work with them.

New to this Edition!

  • Spotlighting ...A Day in the Life: This new feature presents stories told by people with disabilities, by their family members, and their teachers.
  • Multi-tiered instruction that addresses the needs of all struggling learners, including those with disabilities, receives considerable attention and includes up-to-date information about early intervening, response to intervention (RTI) services, and new ways to identify students with learning disabilities.
  • Collaboration sections in each chapter have been completely revamped.  Each one now features a specific educational, professional, or related service provider, along with a description of a collaborative practice that is particularly relevant to the category discussed in the chapter.
  • A Close-up on Data-Based Practices provides step-by-step guidelines for implementation of teaching practices that are validated, individually determined, explicit, strategic, sequential, and accountable.
  • MyEducationLab:  Throughout the chapters we include margin notes that help link content with a practical focus.  MyEducationLab also provides readers with convenient entry to IRIS modules related to specific content.  The IRIS modules and case studies provide a wealth of information about data-based, effective practices; much of which we also present in this text.
  • MyEducationLab! To package this text with the book-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0-136-10139-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 -- Disabilities and Special Education:  Making a Difference

 

DISABLITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

DISABLITIES AND STUDENTS

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

EMERGING TRENDS:  DIFFERENTIATING FOR ALL

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 2 --  Individualized Special Education Programs:  Planning and Delivering Services

 

ACCESS TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

 

SETTINGS, SERVICES, AND PERSONNEL

 

THE IEP PROCESS

  

TOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

 

EVALUATING PROGRESS AND REVISING PROGRAMS

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 3 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … ON THE HORIZON

 

CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING DIVERSE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

 

Chapter 4 - Speech or Language Impairments

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 5 - Learning Disabilities

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH LEARING DISABILITIES

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

CHAPTER 6 — ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

  

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

           

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 7 -- Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIOR DISORDERS DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

 SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 8 -- Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Retardation

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES OR MENTAL RETARDATION DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 9 -- Physical or Health Disabilities 

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

 PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES  

 

SUMMARY  

 

Chapter 10 -- Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

DEAFNESS AND HARD OF HEARING DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 11 -- Low Vision and Blindness

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

LOW VISION AND BLINDNESS DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH VISUAL LOSS

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 12 -- Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ASD

 

TRANSITION   COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 13 -- Very Low Incidence Disabilities:  Multiple-Severe Disabilities, Deaf-blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTIPLE-SEVERE DISABILITES

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

 CHARACTERISTICS OF DEAF-BLINDNESS   PREVALENCE 

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION  

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF TBI

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AD PREVENTION 

 

ASSESSMENT 

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITIES 

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Chapter 14 -- Giftedness and Talents

 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN … WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

 

GIFTEDNESS AND TALENTS DEFINED

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

PREVALENCE

 

CAUSES AND PREVENTION

 

ASSESSMENT

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

 

TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS

 

TRANSITION

 

COLLABORATION

 

PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

 

SUMMARY

 

 

 

 

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