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The Praeger handbook of special education

Author: Alberto Bursztyn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
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This book introduces readers to key concepts and issues in the evolving field of special education. Arguably, over the past thirty years, no other area of education has been as radically transformed as the provision of services to children with disabilities. Since the mid 1970s, special education has steadily grown to reach fully 12% of the U.S. student population in grades K-12, and millions of children from birth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Bursztyn
ISBN: 0313332622 9780313332623
OCLC Number: 71369017
Description: xvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: [Part 1]. History of special education --
A brief history of intelligence testing / Alberto M. Bursztyn --
Disability and civil rights / Amy N. Scott, Maryann Santos de Barona --
History of autism / Jennifer Foster --
Mental retardation in recent history / Paula J. McCall, Maryann Santos de Barona --
Willowbrook State School / Elizabeth Scanlon --
[Part 2]. Special education and society --
Bilingualism and disability / Graciela Elizalde-Utnick --
Digital divide and special education / Julia Nyberg, David Trend --
Disability studies / Timothy G. Dowd, Aubrey Sewell, Katherine L. Truesdell --
Funding special education / David C. Bloomfield --
Gender issues in special education / Michelle W. Greenberg --
Self-advocacy / Tracy Amerman, Jan Carr-Jones --
Social class and special education / Sandra L. López --
Social competence and disabilities / Beth Doll, Erin Siemers --
Race and special education / Namulundah Florence --
[Part 3]. Law and special education --
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / David C. Bloomfield --
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) / David C. Bloomfield --
Landmark court decisions / David C. Bloomfield --
Legal foundations for inclusion / Beth Doll, S. Andrew Garbacz --
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) / David C. Bloomfield --
Public Law 94-142 : Education for All Handicapped Children Act / David C. Bloomfield --
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act / David C. Bloomfield --
[Part 4]. Specific disabilities --
Asperger's syndrome / Matthew R. Reynolds --
Depression in special education students / Michelle W. Greenberg --
Emotionally and behaviorally disturbed : diagnostic concerns / Danielle Martines --
Fragile X syndrome / Andrew S. Davis, Chad A. Noggle --
Health impairments / Jennifer A. Chiriboga --
Pediatric HIV / Andrew S. Davis, J. Joshua hall --
Pediatric seizure disorders / Andrew S. Davis, James M. Trinkle II --
Speech and language disorders / Gail B. Gurland --
Tourette's syndrome / Andrew S. Davis, Tiffany J. Neal --
Traumatic brain injury / Jonathan Titley, Rik Carl D'Amato --
[Part 5]. Teaching methods and interventions --
Adeli Suit / Christine E. Pawelski, Jennifer Foster --
ADHD and psychopharmacology / Kathleen M. Marker, Andrew S. Davis --
Assessing and responding to early signs of EBD / Dana Freed --
Assistive technology / Jennifer Foster --
Behavior management / J. Patrick Jones, Andrew S. Davis --
Collaborative consultation / Florence Rubinson --
Conductive education / Christine E. Pawelski --
Deaf instruction / Terry L. Reese, Andrew S. Davis --
Differentiated instruction / Patricia English-Sand, Chun Zhang --
Direct instruction / Howard B. Wakkinen, Rik Carl D'Amato --
Emerging treatments and interventions / Christine E. Pawelski --
Facilitated communication / Lakisha Lewis, Maryann Santos de Barona --
Facilities available for students with EBD / Dana Freed --
Functional behavioral assessment / Dana Freed --
Peer-assisted learning / Beth Doll, M. Kelly Haack --
Response to intervention / Chun Zhang --
Self-contained classrooms / Amanda H. Stoeckel, Rik Carl D'Amato --
Student-centered planning / Tracy Amerman --
Time-out / Stephanie R. Sinco, Rik Carl D'Amato --
Treatment of the emotionally and behaviorally disturbed / Dana Freed --
[Part 6]. Policies and practices --
Bilingual special education / Sara G. Nahari --
Child study teams / Leesa Huang --
Gifted education : traditional and emerging approaches / Frank C. Worrell --
Giftedness in diverse populations / Giselle B. Esquivel, Geraldine Oades-Sese --
High-stakes testing / Lauren Katzman --
Inclusion / Spencer J. Salend --
Individualized education programs / Joseph Valentin --
Life space interventions / Kathleen McSorley --
Positive psychology and special education / Brooke Hersh --
Preschool assessment / Paul McCabe --
Psychiatry and special education / Justin M. Walker, Rik Carl D'Amato --
Psychoeducational assessment of bilingual learners / Alberto M. Bursztyn --
Social inclusion in early childhood special education classrooms / Yoon-Joo Lee --
Social skills training in inclusion classrooms / Danielle Martines --
Teacher satisfaction and retention in special education / Eugene P. Sheehan, Justin M. Walker --
Transition services in special education / Arleen Rios, Jennifer Foster --
[Part 7]. Families and disability --
Child abuse and children with disabilities / Christine E. Pawelski --
Families and special education / Albert M. Bursztyn --
Family roles and rights in early intervention / Patricia H. Manz --
Family stress and autism / Jennifer Foster --
[Part 8]. Research in special education --
Action research / W. Holmes Finch, Andrew S. Davis --
Case study / Maria K.E. Lahman, Rik Carl D'Amato --
Current research on the causes of autism / Andrew S. Davis, Jaime S. Anderson --
Ethnography / Maria K.E. Lahman, Rick Carl D'Amato --
Quantitative research / W. Holmes Finch, Andrew S. Davis --
Teacher research and special education / Carol Korn-Bursztyn.
Other Titles: Handbook of special education
Responsibility: edited by Alberto M. Bursztyn.


Addresses substantial information gaps in the field of special education. This handbook focuses on the ways that special education policies and practices are formulated and enacted.  Read more...
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"Bursztyn presents this collection of nearly 60 essays on key concepts and critical issues in special education. Some contributions address issues of research, policy and practice, legislation, and Read more...

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