Introduction to Contemporary Special Education: New Horizons, 2nd edition

  • Deborah Deutsch Smith, 
  • Naomi Chowdhuri Tyler, 
  • Kimberly Skow

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Introduction to Contemporary Special Education is an interactive, straightforward approach to special education from the directors of the IRIS Center. It presents an introduction to the professional practices, trends and research that define contemporary special education while also conveying the diversity and excitement of this changing field.

Field-tested in IRIS co-director Naomi Tyler's own classroom, the 2nd Edition is designed to fully engage you, today's digital student, while incorporating the latest information about evidence-based practices and inclusive educational settings.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137496068

Subject: Special Education

Category: Introduction to Special Education


1. Thinking About Exceptionalities
2. Supporting All Learners
3. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
4. Basic Guarantees, Individualized Programs, and Special Services
5. Speech and Language Impairments
6. Learning Disabilities
7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
8. Autism Spectrum Disorder
9. Intellectual Disability
10. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
11. Physical and Health Disabilities
12. Deafness and Hard of Hearing
13. Visual Disabilities: Low Vision and Blindness
14. Other Low Incidence Disabilities
15. Gifted and Talented

Appendix: CEC Initial Level Special Educator Preparation Standards
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