Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

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This brief, core, or supplementary text discusses the basic categorical information about the most prevalant disabilities teachers will encounter in the classroom and the disabilities recognized by IDEA.  The new edition addresses the latest laws in special education such as the reauthorization of IDEA and NCLB.  It also includes two new chapters: working with families and autism spectrum disorders, more features for diversity, collaboration, strategies, and technology, a new photo program, case studies opening every chapter, and a new two-color design. Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know fullfills the promises of its title, offering its readers a clear and concise survery of the field, examining all of the fundamental principles of special education, as well as the practices that have evolved from those principles.

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Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know, Third Edition, continues its tradition of providing students with concise, comprehensive, and consistently organized information in accessible language.

 

Reflecting the latest reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this brief foundational book provides the basic parameters of each disability area and defines the current issues and interventions, helping teachers to understand historical and legal issues that have influenced current practices and interventions. Each categorical chapter has an Issues of Importance section to highlight some of the concerns of students, families, teachers, and other professionals who deal with students with spcial needs on a daily basis. In addition, this edition includes:

  • What Would You Do?-- a feature in every chapter asking you to take the position of a teacher of other concerned individual and reflectively consider a complex situation.
  • What Every Teacher Should Know About Technology-- a feature on current technology in today's schools.
  • A new chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Chapter 7).
  • Updated, contemporary literature, recent research, and expert commentary addressing current trends and issues in the field, leading to the establishment of best practices.
  • Additional information on working with diverse students with special needs as well as partnering with other teachers, families, and service professionals.

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