Brief Reference of Student Disabilities: ...With Strategies for the Classroom

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Corwin Press, Jan 29, 2002 - Education - 194 pages
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`This is a book that ought to be included in every teacher′s opening packet each school year. An uncomplicated, easy-to-read guide to the exceptional child′s needs and rights in the regular classroom that is at once comprehensive and accessible′ - Joseph Staub, Resource Specialist Teacher, Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, California

Teachers are often unprepared to work with students with special needs, particularly those with disabilities who are placed in regular classrooms. Brief Reference of Student Disabilities... With Strategies for the Classroom provides an overview of current laws, and describes in detail the nature and characteristics of the disabilities and health disorders teachers are likely to encounter. The book suggests practical strategies educators can use to prepare the classroom and promote positive school experiences for all students.


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Highly recommended by Dr. Lehrer and Dr. Stephen Levy at Touro. Especially helpful for review in preparation for the CST-SWD.
NOTE: this book has a newer edition..


What Educators Need to Know About the Law
How Teachers Can Create a Positive Learning Environment
Understanding the Parents of Exceptional Children
Strategies for Educators
Other Health Disorders
Childrens Books About Disabilities
Associations to Contact

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Lee Brattland Nielsen has taught for more than 25 years at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. While teaching at California Lutheran University, she taught “Mainstreaming the Exceptional Student” to teachers and students who were working toward their teaching credentials.

She founded and worked for 2 years as the program director of WTHS, Dade County's educational broadcasting station in Miami, Florida. During this period, she coordinated all the educational programming. During her teaching experience, she has worked with many children with many types of exceptionalities. As a resource specialist teacher, she taught students with learning disabilities in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She believes in a positive approach to learning, with emphasis on building self-esteem in all students.

Nielsen received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She took postgraduate studies at the University of Florida; California State University, Northridge; University of California, Berkeley; and California Lutheran University. Her California teaching credentials include a Lifetime Standard Credential, a Special Education Learning Handicapped Credential, and a Special Education Resource Specialist Credential. She also has held teaching credentials in Arizona and Florida.

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