A core text for undergraduate mainstreaming courses, or a supplement in Introduction to Special Education courses. Reflecting the growing movement toward more complete inclusion of students with disabilities in the mainstream of education, the new edition of this leading text emphasizes the needs of special learners and how regular classroom teachers can effectively meet these needs. A practical, easy-to-follow three-part organization provides the following information: 1) A history of education for handicapped individuals and of legislation which governs service delivery; 2) specifics of the nature of exceptionalities and how characteristics help determine instructional needs; and 3) instructional strategies most likely to be effective with special needs learners. The first four chapters concentrate on information applicable for all exceptionalities; while the balance of the text consists of eight chapters, each of which is devoted to a specific exceptionality.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)