Educating exceptional children

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Houghton Mifflin, 2006 - Education - 557 pages
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The first survey of its kind to be published, Educating Exceptional Children is highly regarded for its academic and authoritative approach. The text provides both practical applications on how to adapt teaching methods, curriculum, and settings to meet the needs of students with disabilities, and analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child, both in and outside of the classroom.

The Eleventh Edition features an increased emphasis on trends and topics of debate, such as inclusion, the No Child Left Behind Act, and transitioning the student from school to work. Case studies drawn from real-life situations help students understand how general education teachers deal with immediate issues including parental concerns, family service plans, and adapting the classroom according to a student need.

  • Chapter organization divides the text into three main sections: Introduction and History, High Incidence Disabilities, and Low Incidence Disabilities.
  • Coverage of key standards begins in Chapter 2 and is referenced throughout the text and ancillary materials. Many of the student activities in the text and online are linked to relevant Key Standards, and a matrix included in the IRM serves as a quick reference for instructors.
  • Up-to-date coverage includes coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act, assistive technology, and incorporating specific software and strategies into the lesson plan.
  • Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION HISTORY
1
Intraindividual Differences
7
Developmental Profile
13
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

James J. Gallagher is a senior investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked in the field of education of exceptional children for over 40 years. Dr. Gallagher has served as the president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented, president of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEe, and is past president of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGe. In addition, he is coauthor of a leading textbook, Educating Exceptional Children, with Samuel Kirk and Nick Anastasiow, and coauthor with his daughter, Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, of the book Teaching the Gifted Child.

Nicholas J. Anastasiow is a retired Professor of Special Education at Hunter College. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University, and his diverse background includes degrees in child development, counseling psychology and administration, and supervision in the schools. Former Director of the Institute for Child Study at Indiana University, he is a widely respected researcher and has served as teacher and administrator in a variety of settings. A dedicated and prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Anastasiow has published both theoretical works and practical curriculum designs.

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