Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, 6th edition

  • Marilyn Friend

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Special Education brings special education to life with a multi-dimensional view of the field. Each chapter features real stories of individuals with disabilities, their parents, and professionals. A just-right blend of up-to-date, research-based information is presented in an easy-to-understand way. In addition to contemporary issues, this text covers the full spectrum of special education, from the history of the field to the students you will teach to assessment and instruction. With this exceptional text, you will gain an understanding of your future role as a professional and learn how to translate critical concepts into educational practices.

The 6th Edition incorporates current research, data, and standards for practice. It explores the most critical issues affecting the field today.

Published by Pearson (August 17th 2023) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137523306

Subject: Special Education

Category: Introduction to Special Education


  1. Understanding Special Education
  2. The Personnel and Procedures of Special Education
  3. Multicultural Perspectives
  4. Collaboration in Special Education
  5. Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
  6. Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  7. Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
  8. Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  9. Students with Speech and Language Disorders
  10. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  11. Students with Deafness and Hearing Loss
  12. Students with Visual Impairments
  13. Students with Orthopedic Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Health Impairments
  14. Students with Intensive Support Needs
  15. Students Who Are Gifted and Talented

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