Special education

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to?

In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include

  • The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes
  • Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved
  • Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504
  • Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life
  • Classroom management and student behavior
  • Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options
  • Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas

The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to?

In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include

  • The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes
  • Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved
  • Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504
  • Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life
  • Classroom management and student behavior
  • Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options
  • Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas

The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is an indispensable guide for professionals, academics, and students alike.

Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law.

Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves.

What's new in this edition

  • Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students
  • Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery.

Some of the topics covered

  • Academic assessment
  • Achievement tests
  • Addictions
  • Bilingual education
  • Child and adolescent behavior management
  • Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities
  • Early childhood education
  • Gifted education
  • Intelligence tests
  • Mathematics disabilities
  • Psychoeducational methods
  • Rehabilitation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Special education parent and student rights
  • Traumatic brain injury
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