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Overview

Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education focuses on exceptional learners and classroom practices, as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness.

Based on the authors’ premise that professionals working with exceptional learners need to develop not only a solid base of knowledge, but also a healthy attitude toward their work and the people whom they serve, this book is designed to reach the heart as well as the mind. It asks both general and special educators to challenge themselves to acquire a solid understanding of current theory, research, and practice in special education, and to develop an ever more sensitive understanding of exceptional learners and their families.

The 14th Edition includes the new definitions of Specific Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, along with expanded coverage of topics like Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

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Table of contents

1. Exceptionality and Special Education
2. Current Practices for Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Learners
3. Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education
4. Parents and Families
5. Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
6. Learners with Learning Disabilities
7. Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
8. Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
9. Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
10. Learners with Communication Disorders
11. Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
12. Learners with Blindness or Low Vision
13. Learners with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities
14. Learners with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index


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