Text features and benefits:
Real-world insight from exceptional teachers:
Featured Teacher essays begin each chapter with a first-person account by master teachers that reflects the joys, challenges, and realities of teaching exceptional children. Drawn from urban, suburban, and rural school districts across the country, the 15 featured teachers share personal experiences and wisdom gathered from years of instructing children in a variety of school settings.
Tips for Beginning Teachers conclude each chapter by offering practical, quick tips for beginning teachers (offered by the master teacher featured in each chapter) on how to avoid common pitfalls in the classroom.
A focus on effective research-based practices:
Teaching & Learning features present strategies that are classroom-tested, supported by research, and provide clear and practical guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with disabilities.
Every chapter of the eleventh edition includes new information that reflects current research and practice. Significant changes include the following:
NEW: Ten new chapter-opening essays and Tips for Beginning Teachers by special educators (Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15).
UPDATED: Expanded coverage of student involvement in the IEP process (Chapter 2).
NEW: Inclusion of new definitions and diagnostic criteria reflected in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11).
UPDATED: Additional examples of proactive, positive classroom management strategies (Chapter 6).
UPDATED: Coverage of deficits in theory of mind by children with autism spectrum disorder (Chapter 7).
UPDATED: Expanded coverage on causes of autism including neuropathology, genetic factors, and environmental factors (Chapter 7).
NEW: Additional strategies for working with students who stutter (Chapter 8).
More extensive coverage of strategies for communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing and helping deaf students succeed in the classroom (Chapter 9).
UPDATED: More discussion of challenges with executive function for students with ADHD (Chapter 11).
UPDATED: Expanded discussion of project-based and problem-based learning and cooperative learning for students who are gifted or talented (Chapter 13).
UPDATED: More developed coverage of peer-mediated instruction for young children (Chapter 14).
UPDATED: Discussion of strategies for teaching young children skills and behaviors related to play (Chapter 14).
UPDATED: Discussion of self-directed video prompting for teaching transition-related skills to older students (Chapter 15).
UPDATED: More than 500 new references to the latest research in special education cited throughout the text to support and further inform all new and revised content.
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