For undergraduate and graduate courses in Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Moderate and Severe Disabilities: A Foundational Approach is an exciting new text that provides a strong foundation for students, teachers, families, and service providers who work with persons with moderate and severe disabilities. Readers will review classic articles that provide a foundation for best practices, describes the evolution of practices over time, and demonstrates how best practices are built on a strong research base. Activities and performance-based assessments throughout the text allow the reader to demonstrate understanding of key concepts, appropriate programming, and issues that affect the lives of persons with moderate and severe disabilities. Topics covered in the text include inclusive practices in the school and community, curricular and functional assessment, the relationship of functional skills to general education core content, systematic instruction, longitudinal transition, self-determination, and basic human rights. An overview of the best practices for working with persons who have moderate and severe disabilities, this cimprehensive book encourages readers to develop their own appreciation for these individuals, and demonstrates how to effectively collaborate with educators, families, and professionals in a variety of settings.
PART ONE: BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN MODERATE AND SEVERE DISABILITIES
Chapter 1 Defining the Term: Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Chapter 2 Working with Persons with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: Educational Issues and Challenges
Chapter 3 Working with Families of Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities: Sources of Family Stress and Interventions
Chapter 4 Providing an Appropriate Education for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities: A Foundation
PART TWO: CREATING APPROPRIATE PROGRAMMING FOR PERSONS WITH MODERATE AND SEVERE
Chapter 5 Identifying Functional and Age-Appropriate Skills: A Curriculum for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Chapter 6 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities: Systematic Instruction
Chapter 7 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities in School Settings: Inclusion and Collaboration
Chapter 8 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities in Community Settings: Community-Based Instruction
Chapter 9 Working with Students with Medical Needs: Health and Vitality
Chapter 10 Supporting Students with the Most Challenging Behaviors: Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention
Chapter 11 Planning for the Life Span: Longitudinal Transition
Chapter 12 Entering Adulthood: Options for Work and Community Living
PART THREE: IDENTIFYING ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE LIVES OF PERSONS WITH MODERATE AND SEVERE
Chapter 13 Dealing with Difficult Issues: A Sampling of Basic Human Rights
Chapter 14 Facilitating the Future: Self-Determination
Research-based content and underlying principles to provide a foundation in moderate and severe disabilities-Provides a foundation for those who are entering the field.
Performance-based assessments-Provides students with the opportunity to apply concept and stimulate critical thinking.
Focus on issues across the life span-Stimulates discussion on where the field has been and where it is going.
Chapter-based activities-Provides content for class discussions during seminars to assess understanding.