The Least Restrictive Environment

Author: Jean B. Crockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135674183
Format: PDF
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The Least Restrictive Environment: Its Origins and Interpretations in Special Education examines issues of ethical leadership and clarifies instructional placement decisions that provide a full educational opportunity for students with disabilities.

Contemporary Special Education Research

Author: Russell Gersten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135680639
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Considerable research in the past 30 years has accumulated regarding the academic and social functioning of youngsters with disabilities. Only in the past decade has there been sufficient special education research published from which meta-analyses and syntheses can be conducted. In this volume, seven sets of authors grapple with synthesizing the knowledge base on an array of critical topics in the field of special education. Among others, specific chapters include: * a synthesis of what is known about effective instructional grouping practices for reading. * an examination of the differences between students classified as learning disabled and other low-achieving students on a range of academic performance measures. * a review of effective instruction for English-language learners. * an examination of the research on behavioral supports for low-incidence special education populations. * a synthesis on how technology supports literary development, across the full spectrum of disabilities categories. These papers provide up-to-date, informative summaries of current knowledge and a base from which further venture into the critical area of instructional intervention in special education can occur.

Research and Global Perspectives in Learning Disabilities

Author: Daniel P. Hallahan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135657181
Format: PDF, Docs
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The executive committee of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities planned this volume on the occasion of its 25th anniversary to honor the founder of the Academy, William M. Cruickshank.

Developmental Perspectives on Children With High incidence Disabilities

Author: Ronald Gallimore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135681406
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume has two purposes. The first is to summarize, substantiate, and extend current knowledge on the development of children with high incidence disabilities--most notably, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and mild mental retardation. The second is to honor the career of Professor Barbara K. Keogh and her contributions to the developmental study of children with high incidence disabilities. Internationally recognized for her accomplishments, Keogh is esteemed for her originality and clarity of thought. For nearly forty years, she has set an extraordinary model of analytic rigor combined with a kind and generous manner that inspires, supports, and sets an exacting standard of scholarship. The contributing authors to this volume represent only a fraction of the students and scholars touched by her distinguished career. In conceiving this volume, the editors sought to represent the topics, problems, and issues to which Keogh has devoted herself. They invited chapters that summarize what is known about the high incidence handicapping conditions that her research has mainly addressed and sought to reflect the probing, questioning style that she brings to her own work. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students in special education and associated disciplines who seek to stay current will find this volume crucial reading.

Children with Down s Syndrome

Author: Stephanie Lorenz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136612416
Format: PDF
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This practical handbook offers advice on strategies for meeting the special educational needs of children with Down's syndrome in mainstream schools. The aim is to increase the confidence of support assistants, teachers, SENCOs and senior managers in both primary and secondary schools in providing a quality education for these pupils, while using scarce resources to best effect. The author offers an introduction to the particular characteristics of children with Down's syndrome and their impact on learning and behaviour. She considers the benefits of inclusive education and the most effective ways in which the National Curriculum can be made accessible. She also examines working with the whole-school, parents and outside agencies, as well as providing practical resources such as photocopiable proformas and checklists, materials for INSET in schools and support services and a list of reading materials.

Self Determination

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293430
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004

Author: H. Rutherford Turnbull
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137149117
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do your students need to learn the basics of the IDEA 2004 Amendment? This brief guide, written by the leading experts in special education law, outlines the history of IDEA; the major purposes of the 2004 Law; specific definitions to terms in the 2004 Amendment; and a discussion of IDEA's principles: IEPs, learning disabilities, transition, over-identification, early intervening services, and discipline.