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The text that set the standard for students working toward certification in special education has been revised and updated to meet the needs of a new generation of teachers and students. Written for undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in general education or special education, the book features a cross-categorical emphasis that makes it suitable for a broad number of courses-including those aimed at teaching students with related disabilities and those teaching students on the Autism Spectrum. The authors describe the characteristics of learning disabilities as well as other disabilities, and offer practical teaching strategies for general education teachers, special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals. Pre-service and in-service classroom teachers, who are increasingly responsible for teaching students with special needs within general education or inclusive classrooms, will find LEARNING DISABILITIES AND RELATED DISABILITIES: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS, 13th Edition, especially helpful.
- An appealing new full-color design with a larger page size helps to enhance student learning.
- New and updated citations appear throughout the book.
- New Learning Objectives correlated to the main sections in each chapter show students what they need to know to process and understand the information in the chapter. After completing the chapter, students should be able to demonstrate how they can use and apply their new knowledge and skills.
- New lists of standards to be addressed appear at the beginning of each chapter. Chapters 1 to 10 include the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial Level Special Education Standards as approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Special Education. Chapters 11 to 14 include relevant Common Core State Standards as well as relevant CEC Standards.
- New “Digital Download” notations throughout the text identify tips, boxes, figures, and tables available for students to download, customize, and use in the classroom as well as to review key concepts. A complete sample IEP is also available for download.
- “New Did You Get It?” quizzes allow students to measure their performance against the learning objectives in each chapter. One question for each learning objective is featured in the textbook to encourage students to go to CengageBrain.com, take the full quiz, and check their understanding.
- New coverage, identified by an icon, gives special consideration to the unique needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) who have mild disabilities. These issues are discussed in Chapter 11, “Spoken Language Difficulties: Listening and Speaking,” and throughout the book.
- New marginal key terms and definitions appear next to where the boldface key terms are defined in the text, making it easy for students to study and review. A list of the key terms appears at the end of each chapter, and a comprehensive glossary of key terms is at the end of the book.
- A thoroughly revised Chapter 7 includes information about new research and medications for ADHD, addresses related Autism Spectrum Disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, and includes the latest information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5. The chapter also includes a description of nonverbal learning disorders.
- A new Chapter 10 focuses on the laws, regulations, and court cases that impact students with disabilities.
- A cross-categorical emphasis reflects the growing number of courses aimed at teaching students with mild disabilities (e.g. ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome) that are part of many states' certification requirements.
- Content includes instruction in general education classes, complemented by strategies and ideas in “Including Students in General Education” boxes.
- “TeachSource Video Case Activities” are integrated into the chapters, introducing videos (viewable at Education CourseMate) that help students relate important chapter content to real-life scenarios in educational settings.
- The book covers the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA–2004), and comprehensive coverage of Response-to-Intervention (RTI).
- “Teaching Tips” boxes provide examples of practical instruction models, methods, and strategies.
- “Student Stories” with accompanying reflective questions are interspersed throughout each chapter, offering real-life situational snapshots that illustrate the topic under discussion.
- Brief, accessible “I Have a Kid Who…” case studies allow students to apply the content that they have read about.
- Chapter-ending material includes point-by-point summaries of major ideas, key terms, and Questions for Discussion and Reflection.
- A glossary at the end of the text includes the definitions of all key terms listed at the ends of chapters.
1. Learning Disabilities and Other Related Disabilities: Characteristics and Current Directions.
Part II: THE ASSESSMENT-TEACHING PROCESS.
2. Assessment and the IEP Process.
3. Specialized Instruction.
4. Educational Settings and the Role of the Family.
Part III: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND EXPANDING DIRECTIONS.
5. Theories of Learning.
6. Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges.
7. Related Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
8. Young Children with Disabilities.
9. Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities.
10. Understanding the Laws Related to Students with Disabilities.
Part IV: FROM THEORIES TO TEACHING STRATEGIES.
11. Spoken Language Difficulties: Listening and Speaking.
12. Reading Difficulties.
13. Written Language Difficulties: Written Expression, Spelling, and Handwriting.
14. Mathematics Difficulties.
"This is a current and comprehensive text on learning disabilities and related disorders that includes practical adaptations that classroom teachers can implement to meet the needs of their students." - Karen Coughenour, Francis Marion University
"[This book is] current, comprehensive, user-friendly, and easy to read, with organized headings and enough tables to support data." - Peggy Rawn, Loyola Marymount University
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These vibrant, Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.
Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.
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Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Instructors can access password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual, model syllabi, and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides. Also new is Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that allows you to monitor student engagement in the course. Students can access an integrated eBook, flashcards, quizzes, videos, Digital Downloads of figures and tables from the text, and more.
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, videos, Digital Downloads of figures and tables from the text, and more in your Education CourseMate, accessed through CengageBrain.com.