Higher Education

Exceptional Children and Youth, 5th Edition

  • Nancy Hunt California State University, Los Angeles
  • Kathleen Marshall University of South Carolina
  • ISBN-10: 1111833427  |  ISBN-13: 9781111833428
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2005, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Fifth Edition, provides a concise yet complete introduction to special education for pre-service and in-service teachers. One of the most accessible and readable texts available for the Introduction to Special Education course, this new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current information available about special education practice and children with exceptionalities. The text emphasizes current research and theory about exceptional children, human diversity, inclusion, law and social policy, family involvement, real-life stories about exceptionality, and evidence-based teaching practices--all presented in a warm, personal narrative style.

Features and Benefits

  • "Teaching Strategies and Accommodations" boxes throughout the book, which provide future teachers with hands-on teaching tips, have been updated to highlight evidence-based practice.
  • "Pause and Reflect" mini boxes at the end of each section allow students to check their learning.
  • Up-to-date "Assistive Technology Focus" boxes provide students with a brief introduction to a variety of current assistive technologies related to each of the disability categories.
  • "A Closer Look" boxes in each chapter focus on high-interest topics related to exceptional children and youth.
  • To support students in going beyond the text, "Portfolio Activities" keyed to CEC standards and "Useful Resources" are included at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

1. The Foundations of Special Education.
2. Making Special Education Work for All Students.
3. Risk Factors and Early Intervention.
4. Families of Students with Disabilities.
5. Students with Learning Disabilities.
6. Students with Intellectual Disabilities.
7. Students with Severe Disabilities.
8. Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
9. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
10. Students with Communication Disorders.
11. Students Who Are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.
12. Students Who Are Blind and Have Low Vision.
13. Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments.
14. Students Who Are Gifted and Talented.

What's New

  • Every chapter of the Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current research and thinking in special education. Updated content discusses special education law and legislation; changes in the field of learning disabilities, particularly the impact of RTI; new information on Autism Spectrum Disorders; changes in the field of emotional/behavior disorders stemming from DSM updates; trends in intellectual and development disabilities; and other topics.
  • Updated and expanded coverage of diverse populations within special education (especially English Language Learners) is integrated throughout the text. Other topics receiving enhanced coverage include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), assistive technologies, evidence-based teaching practices, and transition.
  • An expanded presentation of the foundations of special education discusses the history, laws, services, and issues that are the building blocks of the field. This content is found in Chapter 1 and in a brand new Chapter 2, "Making Special Education Work for All Students."
  • Many of the "First Person" features--which provide frontline insights from individuals who live with exceptionality every day either through personal or professional experience--are new.
  • New "TeachSource Video Case" boxes in each chapter introduce videos that allow students to see text concepts come to life in real classroom settings. Videos are available for viewing at the text's website, Education CourseMate.

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  • Looseleaf Edition

    ISBN-10: 1133591590 | ISBN-13: 9781133591597

    List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.75

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I have described this text as a plentiful text--full of character and information. It has been recommended as a good read for any psychology or education student as a relatively easy read that makes the information easy to understand, however full of information and helpful resources."

— Nicole Hamilton, Kaplan University

"This text is a wonderful resource for understanding characteristics of the different disabilities. It is also helpful when dealing with the effects on the family and using teaching strategies in the classroom."

— Jennifer M. Johnson, Vance-Granville Community College

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Exceptional Children and Youth  (ISBN-10: 1133591590 | ISBN-13: 9781133591597)

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Fifth Edition, provides a concise yet complete introduction to special education for pre-service and in-service teachers. One of the most accessible and readable texts available for the Introduction to Special Education course, this new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current information available about special education practice and children with exceptionalities. The text emphasizes current research and theory about exceptional children, human diversity, inclusion, law and social policy, family involvement, real-life stories about exceptionality, and evidence-based teaching practices--all presented in a warm, personal narrative style.

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.75

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133726135 | ISBN-13: 9781133726135)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, TeachSource Videos, and more; and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides.

List Price = $144.00  | CengageBrain Price = $144.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133726151 | ISBN-13: 9781133726159)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $189.00  | CengageBrain Price = $189.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113372616X | ISBN-13: 9781133726166)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $189.00  | CengageBrain Price = $189.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.00

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133491138 | ISBN-13: 9781133491132)

The online Instructor's Manual contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including a sample syllabus, learning objectives, teaching and learning activities, and additional print and online resources. For assessment support, the updated Test Bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133491685 | ISBN-13: 9781133491682)

Available for download from the instructor website, ExamView® testing software includes all the test items from the printed Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online.

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 113352544X | ISBN-13: 9781133525448)

Preassembled Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides cover content for each chapter of the book.

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Exceptional Children and Youth  (ISBN-10: 1133591590 | ISBN-13: 9781133591597)

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH, Fifth Edition, provides a concise yet complete introduction to special education for pre-service and in-service teachers. One of the most accessible and readable texts available for the Introduction to Special Education course, this new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the most current information available about special education practice and children with exceptionalities. The text emphasizes current research and theory about exceptional children, human diversity, inclusion, law and social policy, family involvement, real-life stories about exceptionality, and evidence-based teaching practices--all presented in a warm, personal narrative style.

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.75

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133726135 | ISBN-13: 9781133726135)

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, and TeachSource Videos, and more in your Education CourseMate, accessed through CengageBrain.com.

List Price = $144.00  | CengageBrain Price = $144.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133726151 | ISBN-13: 9781133726159)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $189.00  | CengageBrain Price = $189.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113372616X | ISBN-13: 9781133726166)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $189.00  | CengageBrain Price = $189.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt is a professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. She teaches in the Early Childhood Special Education program, supervises students in early intervention and preschool settings, and frequently teaches the introductory special education class for which she and Dr. Kathleen Marshall wrote this text. Dr. Hunt received her M.A. in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. She taught deaf children for nine years at the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York and in California. She is married and has three daughters.

Kathleen Marshall

Kathleen Marshall received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia in 1983. As an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, her responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in introduction to special education, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and severe and profound handicapping conditions. She also teaches special education methods courses for pre-service teachers and advanced master's and doctoral courses in special education. Her areas of specialization are learning disabilities and mental retardation. Her experience as a special educator includes teaching elementary school children with learning disabilities and mental retardation, and ongoing service as a special education consultant for mainstreaming programs and curriculum development in a local school district. At the University of South Carolina, she is the field practicum supervisor for pre-service teachers specializing in behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and mental retardation.