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Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms (with MyLab Education), 8th Edition

By Rena B. Lewis, Donald H. Doorlag

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 23, 2010

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Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms, 8th Edition
By Rena B. Lewis, Donald H. Doorlag


Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms, 8e, benefits all students in the Inclusion and Introduction to Special Education and Courses by providing teachers with the skills needed to deal with the complex and often perplexing diversity that lies behind the classroom door. All students, particularly those with special learning needs, deserve special care and special teaching. This reader-friendly, categorically organized text takes a case-based approach to contextualize the laws, organizational information, and teaching methods educators need to know to teach all children effectively. Paying closer attention to the important ideas of Response to Intervention and Universal Design, assessment and the needs of English learners, and dedicating an entire new chapter to assistive technology, this comprehensive new edition continues to break new ground in preparing general educators for the challenges and opportunities of the inclusive classroom.


Features Include: 


MyEducationLab! Margin notes throughout the text lead users to online, video-based assignments and lessons that deepen content comprehension.

Student Stories presented at the beginning of each chapter help the reader frame the content that will follow.

Inclusion Tips for Teachers  sections answer common questions regarding inclusion practices and offer practical tips for classroom teachers.

Window on the Web features introduce readers to websites that offer valuable information about special education, general education, or the teaching-learning process.

Spotlight on Technology sections feature up-to-date software and assistive technology devices recommended for students with special needs.

Table of Contents


I. Introduction to Inclusive Classrooms

Chapter 1--Success for All Students in the General Education Classroom

Chapter 2--Collaboration and the Team Approach

Chapter 3--Students with Disabilities and Other Types of Special Needs

Chapter 4--Diversity in Today’s Classrooms


II.  Skills for the General Education Teacher

Chapter 5--Adapting Instruction

Chapter 6--Encouraging Positive Classroom Behavior

Chapter 7—Promoting Social Acceptance

Chapter 8—Coordinating the Classroom Learning Environment

Chapter 9--Assistive Technology


III. Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities

Chapter 10--Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Chapter 11--Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 12--Teaching Students with Behavior Disorders

Chapter 13--Teaching Students with Communication Disorders

Chapter 14--Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chapter 15--Teaching Students with Physical and Health Impairments

Chapter 16—Teaching Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments


IV. Strategies for Teaching Students with Other Types of Special Needs

Chapter 17— Teaching Students Who Are Gifted and Talented

Chapter 18--Teaching English Learners