Students With Mild Exceptionalities

Author: Sydney S. Zentall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483314995
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Joseph R. Boyle
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131837775
Format: PDF, Docs
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Combining the best of concept and application, Strategies for Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms: A Case Method Approach covers teaching methods and cases from inclusive education settings. Offering an innovative chapter sequence, it pairs concept chapters with case chapters to ensure readers understand core material and can apply it to real situations. Learn about special education law and inclusion, teaching in the inclusive classroom, effective use of behavior management in inclusive classrooms and effective techniques for teaching basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics. See how strategies work in real classrooms through the text's clinical and narrative case studies that illustrate core concepts in action.

Teaching Students With High Incidence Disabilities

Author: Mary Anne Prater
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483390616
Format: PDF, ePub
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To ensure that all students receive quality instruction, Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities prepares preservice teachers to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity, and high functioning autism. It also serves as a reference for those who have already received formal preparation in how to teach special needs students. Focusing on research-based instructional strategies, Mary Anne Prater gives explicit instructions and includes models throughout in the form of scripted lesson plans. The book also has a broad emphasis on diversity, with a section in each chapter devoted to exploring how instructional strategies can be modified to accommodate diverse exceptional students. Real-world classrooms are brought into focus using teacher tips, embedded case studies, and technology spotlights to enhance student learning.

Planning Effective Instruction for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Author: Rebecca B. Evers
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205543199
Format: PDF, Docs
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The foundation-and beauty-of this new inclusion book is its fundamental approach to teaching future teachers how to use the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), metacognitive and cognitive strategies, and project-based learning to identify potential barriers to learning, and ultimately simplify instruction, improving teachers' confidence and skill at delivering effective instruction to all students with and without disabilities in general and special education settings. Ultimately what emerges is more than just a new book, but a resource and guide for prospective teachers and practitioners to use everyday on the job, as they work to deepen their understanding of how individuals learn, how and why learning occurs or does not occur, and how both students and teachers can utilize research-based methods to facilitate the learning process. "Special features: " A strong focus on research and individual characteristics of students with disabilities and exceptional needs, aiding teachers to make educational decisions that positively affect the learning outcomes of all of students in today's diverse classroom. A strong focus on assessment helps prospective teachers learn how to select appropriate methods for assessing student learning, in both general and special education classrooms. Incorporates practical metacognitive (PLAN Metacognitive) and cognitive (TAKE CHARGE) strategies to structure educational decision-making in the classroom (Chapter 6). Concentrates on Universal Design for Learning and its seven principles (Chapter 7) as a method of designing instruction to meet the needs of a diverse group of students, those with sensory, motor, cognitive, linguistic, and affective abilities. Includes federal guidelines for schools and teachers, integrating technology, developing effective instructional plans and cognitive strategies, complex curriculum, and sample teaching materials used in today's classroom. Special chapters on using the principles to teach basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Human Exceptionality School Community and Family

Author: Michael L. Hardman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285687310
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Expanding on its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of professionals in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY, Eleventh Edition, is an evidence-based testament to how cross-professional collaboration can enhance the lives of exceptional individuals and their families. Part I lays a solid foundation for understanding both the advances and the challenges across the lifespan in meeting the educational needs of students with exceptionalities in the twenty-first century. Part II focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity within the context of disability, and the importance of professional and family partnerships. Part III explores the definitions, characteristics, and multidisciplinary approaches used to meet the needs of individuals across eight categories of disability. Part IV emphasizes the special needs of those with exceptional gifts and talents. HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY is an excellent resource for preparing teacher education candidates and practicing teachers, as well as a range of human services professionals. The book's unique human approach combines the most current research, personal stories about people with exceptionalities, and new and innovative features that create opportunities for readers to better understand and apply the information in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Centered Coaching The Moves

Author: Diane Sweeney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506349439
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essential coaching moves that every coach needs to know Student-centered coaching is a highly effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? This book shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that build powerful coaching relationships. Readers will find: Coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after lessons An abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can be put to immediate use Original video clips that depict and unpack key moves Richly detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches

Special Education in Contemporary Society

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506310729
Format: PDF, Kindle
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2015 Recipient of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) The Sixth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Richard Gargiulo and new co-author Emily Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. Their book provides students a rare look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives. The new edition maintains the broad context and research focus for which the book is known, while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals. The text is organized into two distinct parts to offer students a truly comprehensive and humane understanding of exceptionality. In Part I, readers are provided strong foundational perspective on broad topics that affect all individuals with an exceptionality. In Part II, the authors engage students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities, and discuss historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan.

Educating One All

Author: Lorraine McDonnell
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.

Growing up

Author: Daniel E. Steere
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205442058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through case studies and clearly presented content, this book helps readers learn what they can do to assist students with disabilities in achieving positive adult outcomes. Professionals, students of special education and families of students with disabilities will all benefit from this comprehensive introduction to transition services. This book provides a comprehensive and clear introduction to effective transition services for students with disabilities who are leaving the special education system. The Prologue and Chapter 1 provide an overview of the topic of transition services, and the remaining chapters go into detail about specific aspects of the transition planning process. The central roles of students with disabilities and their families are emphasized. Case studies of two individuals, one with mild disabilities and one with severe disabilities, are followed throughout the text to illustrate effective practices, ensuring readers are able to apply the content to students with different types and severity of disabilities, and are able to understand how practices can be tailored to meet individual student needs. The content is presented so that readers can apply key strategies immediately in their work as teachers or in other professional capacities. Research Summaries in each chapter address the research basis for effective practices that are discussed throughout the book. Spotlight on History in most chapters provides a short biography on an individual who made a significant contribution to the development of transition services. Additional resources and websites are included at the end of each chapter.