Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, 12th edition

  • William L. Heward, 
  • Sheila R. Alber-Morgan, 
  • Moira Konrad

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Exceptional Children offers an informative, accessible and interesting introduction to the ongoing story of special education. It focuses on 15 experienced teachers. The authors give you first-person insight into this diverse field. It details, step-by-step, how special educators use effective, research-based practices. These practices promote student achievement in classrooms.

The 12th Edition includes new transition features. They present a range of strategies for effective transition-focused instruction. The new high-leverage practices feature will help aspiring educators model research-based practices and priorities. Updated content in every chapter reflects special education today. There are new additions to current professional practices, trends, research and more.

Published by Pearson (July 5th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780135756522

Subject: Special Education

Category: Introduction to Special Education


PART I: Foundations for Understanding Special Education

1. The Purpose and Promise of Special Education
2. Planning and Providing Special Education Services
3. Collaborating with Families

PART II: Educational Needs of Exceptional Students

4. Intellectual Disabilities
5. Learning Disabilities
6. Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
7. Autism Spectrum Disorder
8. Communication Disorders
9. Deafness and Hearing Loss
10. Blindness and Low Vision
11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Impairments, and Physical Disabilities
12. Low-Incidence Disabilities: Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Gifted and Talented

PART III: Special Education Across the Life Span

14. Early Childhood Special Education
15. Transition to Adulthood

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