Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference (Book Alone) (6th Edition)

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9780205474691: Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference (Book Alone) (6th Edition)

With Making a Difference as its central theme, the Sixth Edition of this bestselling text recognizes that more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and ability to make a real difference in the educational experiences of their students with disabilities. Students and teachers have long relied on this comprehensive overview of the field of special education and the ways in which all teachers can help students with special needs to succeed in school and reach their full potential. The text is brimming with evidence-based practices, ready-to-use teaching tips, and up-to-the minute information about technology applications and contemporary inclusive practices-all tools that teachers can use with students of all abilities, from those who struggle to the most gifted. The text uses authentic stories from real people, current news events, and examples from contemporary popular culture to examine the positive effects of 30 years of IDEA, 15 years of ADA, and many years of social activism on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the educators and professionals who work with them.

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From the Back Cover:

“Smith’s Introduction to Special Education is the best overall text I have seen for a survey course in special education.”
Karen S. Smith
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

“This book is the rule rather than the exception.”
J’Anne Affeld
Northern Arizona University

“I like the fact that she has a chapter that focuses on Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education because this is an area that I believe is overlooked not only in other textbooks but in Special Education classes.
Josephine Fritts
Ozarks Technical Community College

“Deb has included a great deal of current research to define and explain ADHD.”
Mary Jane Hayes
Austin Peay State University

“The ‘Tips for Effective Teaching’ are some of the best suggestions that one could ask for.”
Jerry Neal
Central Missouri State University


New To This Edition

  • NEW Chapter on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Ch. 6)
  • Making a Difference sections open every chapter with examples of social responsibility, philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism by both well-known individuals and everyday citizens.
  • "What IDEA 2004/No Child Left Behind Says About ..." clarifies the practical meaning for teachers of these two federal initiatives.
  • Tips for Classroom Management provide ideas and suggestions for creating productive learning environments for all students.
  • Tips for Effective Teachers provide practical ideas with broad applicability to the areas of disability in many teaching situations.
  • Professional Standards and Licensure Tests tables conclude each chapter and show how CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skill Standards, INTASC Special Education Principles, and associated Praxis II topic areas can be applied to each major section of the chapter.


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Review:

"This book is the rule rather than the exception."

~ J'Anne Affeld, Northern Arizona University

 

"I believe a specific strength is the concise delivery of ideas in the text. The sections have good content but are not too detailed as to be off-putting for the general educator."

~ Patricia McClung, Lee University

 

"I really like [Chapter 3] and find it significantly superior to the Heward text. In fact, I spend little time with students on this chapter and use my own information. The 'History of the Field' section in Smith provides important background information and is followed by well presented information in this subfield of special education. [...] Smith's Introduction to Special Education  is the best overall text I have seen for a survey course in special education. [... ] I would also highly recommend this text to any instructor looking for a new text in any introductory special education course."

~ Karen R. Smith, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

 

"I like the fact that she has a chapter that focuses on Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education because this is an area that I believe is overlooked not only in other textbooks but in Special Education classes. [...] In many ways I believe that this book is easier to follow and relate to than the Turnbull book."

~ Josephine Fritts, Ozarks Technical Community College

 

"Deb has included a great deal of current research to define and explain ADHD. It is refreshing to see her elaborate on the information we do not have as well as what we do know about ADHD. [...] I am particularly delighted to see an emphasis on post-secondary transition planning with a view to higher education."

~ Mary Jane Hayes, Austin Peay State University

 

"The sections on Families and Technology are not found in all books of this type. These were helpful to me as someone who teaches a course on Collaborating with Families and seeks to implement the requirement of the state standards regarding the use and incorporation of technology. The life-span emphasis [is] appropriate for my students and I particularly like the fact that they reflected different regions of the country."

~ Patricia McClung, Lee University

 

"The features of this text are interesting and extremely relevant to the topics. They add multiple ways to access the information from different points. [...] The Advanced Organizer is a particular favorite of mine."

~ Barbara West, Bloomsburg University

 

"Novices to special education would find the writing level and tone acceptable, not talking down or too difficult for their ability. Students with learning disabilities will find the terminology defined within the text and multiple examples to aid their comprehension."

~ Lessie L. Cochran, Bowling Green State University

 

"The 'Tips for Effective Teaching' are some of the best suggestions that one could ask for."

~ Jerry Neal, Central Missouri State University

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