Families Professionals and Exceptionality

Author: Ann A. Turnbull
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133548775
Format: PDF
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133833682. From the best-known authors in the field of family and professional collaboration–here is a practical look at how teachers and families can empower, collaborate, and advocate for children with special needs. In this book, the authors enter the lives and tell the stories of families they consider “forces for the disability cause,” and “exemplars of all that is good, decent, generous, steadfast, and optimistic.” In Families, Professionals, and Exceptionality readers see how lasting partnerships can be formed between members of families and professionals in special and general education. The authors, widely recognized authorities in the field of family and professional collaboration, present strong depictions of family systems theory, the history and current status of policy, and the principles of partnership and their application by teachers and other professionals. Included is invaluable practical advice for educators–and true ways to apply these principles on the job.

Families Professionals and Exceptionality

Author: Ann P. Turnbull
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135685518
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Focuses on family-professional empowerment, offering strategies for building reliable alliances between families and educators. This revised text promotes the belief that a rewarding personal and professional life is attained through collaboration for empowerment.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities

Author: Janice M. Fialka
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283427
Format: PDF
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Cultivate effective partnerships between parents and professionals Written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, this book draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnership between teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents of children with disabilities. Rich with humor and heart, the book offers helpful steps for self reflection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training. Key features include: Practical insights and evidence-based approaches to forming partnerships Easy-to-read, non-technical language that speaks to both the heart and the mind Sample letters, conversations, and other forms of communication between professionals and parents Effective ways to handle difficult situations

One of Us

Author: Mark Osteen
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826272371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1991, Mark Osteen and his wife, Leslie, were struggling to understand why their son, Cameron, was so different from other kids. At age one, Cam had little interest in toys and was surprisingly fixated on books. He didn’t make baby sounds; he ignored other children. As he grew older, he failed to grasp language, remaining unresponsive even when his parents called his name. When Cam started having screaming anxiety attacks, Mark and Leslie began to grasp that Cam was developmentally delayed. But when Leslie raised the possibility of an autism diagnosis, Mark balked. Autism is so rare, he thought. Might as well worry about being struck by lightning. Since that time, awareness of autism has grown monumentally. Autism has received extensive coverage in the news media, and it has become a popular subject for film, television, and literature, but the disorder is frequently portrayed and perceived as a set of eccentricities that can be corrected with proper treatment. In reality, autism permanently wrecks many children’s chances for typical lives. Plenty of recent bestsellers have described the hardships of autism, but those memoirs usually focus on the recovery of people who overcome some or all of the challenges of the disorder. And while that plot is uplifting, it’s rare in real life, as few autistic children fully recover. The territory of severe autism—of the child who is debilitated by the condition, who will never be cured—has been largely neglected. One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism tells that story. In this book, Mark Osteen chronicles the experience of raising Cam, whose autism causes him aggression, insomnia, compulsions, and physical sickness. In a powerful, deeply personal narrative, Osteen recounts the struggles he and his wife endured in diagnosing, treating, and understanding Cam’s disability, following the family through the years of medical difficulties and emotional wrangling. One of Us thrusts the reader into the life of a child who exists in his own world and describes the immense hardships faced by those who love and care for him. Leslie and Mark's marriage is sorely tested by their son's condition, and the book follows their progress from denial to acceptance while they fight to save their own relationship. By embracing the little victories of their life with Cam and by learning to love him as he is, Mark takes the reader down a road just as gratifying, and perhaps more moving, than one to recovery. One of Us is not a book about a child who overcomes autism. Instead, it’s the story of a different but equally rare sort of victory—the triumph of love over tremendous adversity.

Interactions

Author: Marilyn Friend
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134256778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Interactions gives readers an authoritative look at the essential skills necessary for working effectively with others toward quality education for all students through cooperation and collaboration. Comprehensive and well written, it presents an ideal blend of theory and practical applications and is designed to help those in special education, the related services, and other disciplines work with colleagues, administrators, professionals in agencies outside schools, and parents and families. Following a helpful overview of collaboration in contemporary schools and across society, the authors introduce essential communication skills that form the foundation for successful collaboration; show a focus on problem solving and its common collaborative applications; and look at such critical topics as teaming, the key principles of co-teaching, consulting, coaching, mentoring, and conflict and resistance. Every chapter features numerous opportunities to learn new material and reinforce what’s been learned, including the addition of links within the text that make this edition a highly interactive learning tool. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: •Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. •Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* •Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.

Driving Change in Special Education

Author: James John Gallagher
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667038
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by one of the best-known and most-respected leaders of special education policy, this book examines the past, present, and potential futures of special education in the United States. The core of its method is a description of four engines of change that drive policy-making: legislation, court decisions, administrative rule-making (or regulations), and professional initiatives. The author begins with an overview of special education and the importance of decision-making, with regards to special education. Next, he provides a more in depth look at the special education support system, with reference to the four engines of change. He then, discusses gifted students and outside forces, and concludes with a chapter about the future for special education and social policy. Five students with different disabilities are highlighted throughout the book to illustrate specific legal issues and service delivery models.

Collaborating with Families

Author: Sheri Overton
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478633182
Format: PDF, Docs
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Students in general education and special education classes will learn from and be moved by this collection of field-tested, personal cases. Overton asked family members from diverse income levels and racial and ethnic groups, whose children varied in age and learning challenge, to record their personal stories. Many of these family members were not well-known or active in their children’s schools; their cases facilitate an understanding and respect for the variety of families in which children live. The resulting set of cases will stimulate reflection, provoke discussion, and encourage the determination of best practices to support and bring about collaboration with all families. Activities, margin notes, and author commentaries emphasize and clarify points, facilitate reflection, and tie theory and research to each story. This compelling book can make a difference for those who work with students with special needs and their family members.

Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities

Author: Robert W. Flexer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132658119
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transition Planning for Secondary Students with Disabilities, 4/e is a comprehensive and practical resource for anyone involved in dealing with and meeting the transition needs of students with disabilities. The authors describe the varied transition needs readers are likely to encounter in their work and provide a succinct look at the options and career paths potentially available. They cover implementing transition systems, creating a transition perspective of education, and promoting movement to postschool environments.

Developing Cross cultural Competence

Author: Eleanor W. Lynch
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing
ISBN: 9781598571639
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The gold-standard text on cross-cultural competence, the fourth edition of this trusted bestseller prepares professionals to honor different customs, beliefs, and value systems as they work with young children and families.

Social Relationships and Peer Support

Author: Rachel Janney
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557668219
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Positive, mutually supportive relationships among students with and without disabilities are a critical part of inclusive schooling - they improve students' social skills and help boost academic achievement. Educators will foster these meaningful relationships with the revised and updated edition of Social Relationships and Peer Support. This second edition is enhanced throughout with new information on legislative changes, thoroughly updated references, new peer support guidelines for middle and high school, and ready-to-use strategies on everything from teaching social skills to making peer instruction work.