Table of Contents

PART I FOUNDATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING SPECIAL EDUCATION

CHAPTER 1 The Purpose and Promise of Special Education

CHAPTER 2 Planning and Providing Special Education Services

CHAPTER 3 Collaborating with Families


PART II EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

CHAPTER 4 Intellectual Disabilities

CHAPTER 5 Learning Disabilities

CHAPTER 6 Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

CHAPTER 7 Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHAPTER 8 Communication Disorders

CHAPTER 9 Deafness and Hearing Loss

CHAPTER 10 Blindness and Low Vision

CHAPTER 11 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Impairments,

and Physical Disabilities

CHAPTER 12 Low-Incidence Disabilities: Multiple Disabilities,

Deaf-Blindness, and Traumatic Brain Injury

CHAPTER 13 Gifted and Talented


PART III SPECIAL EDUCATION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

CHAPTER 14 Early Childhood Special Education

CHAPTER 15 Transition to Adulthood

POSTSCRIPT Developing Your Own View of Special Education


Glossary

References

Name Index

Subject Index