Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education eBook, 14th Edition

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Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education eBook, 14th Edition

By Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman, Paige C. Pullen
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For introduction to special education courses.

An up-to-date introduction to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education
Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education focuses on exceptional learners and classroom practices, as well as the psychological, sociological, and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness.

Based on the authors’ premise that professionals working with exceptional learners need to develop not only a solid base of knowledge, but also a healthy attitude toward their work and the people whom they serve, this book is designed to reach the heart as well as the mind. It asks both general and special educators to challenge themselves to acquire a solid understanding of current theory, research, and practice in special education, and to develop an ever more sensitive understanding of exceptional learners and their families.   

The 14th Edition includes the new definitions of Specific Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, along with expanded coverage of topics like Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

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A persistent, insightful focus on students with special needs and on their families and educators
  • Misconceptions About Exceptional Learners: Myths and Facts begin each chapter. These debunk common myths about students with exceptionalities and help readers see and understand more clearly the students with whom they will be working.
  • Peer Connections, based on interviews with individuals with a disability between the ages of 18-25, give students a better understanding of exceptionality as they read about the lives of exceptional learners who are young adults.
  • Success Stories: Special Educators at Work help readers understand the knowledge, skills, and dispositions special educators should possess when they enter the field.
Grounded in current research and research-based practices
  • UPDATED: Features new definitions of Specific Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,  Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, from the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5.
  • EXPANDED: Revised coverage of special education in the context of the Common Core State Standards Initiative provides readers with an understanding of the interconnection between general and special education (Ch. 2).
Table of contents
  • 1. Exceptionality and Special Education
  • 2. Current Practices for Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Learners
  • 3. Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education
  • 4. Parents and Families
  • 5. Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 6. Learners with Learning Disabilities
  • 7. Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • 8. Learners with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
  • 9. Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • 10. Learners with Communication Disorders
  • 11. Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • 12. Learners with Blindness or Low Vision
  • 13. Learners with Low-Incidence, Multiple, and Severe Disabilities
  • 14. Learners with Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
  • 15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index