Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e - Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality / Edition 1 available in Paperback
In the Fourth Edition Media Update of Special Education in Contemporary Society, author Richard Gargiulo provides a highly readable and research-based introduction to special education. This book is based on the author's belief that teachers need more than just academic knowledge about exceptionalitythey need an awareness and understanding of the human side of students with special needs and their families. The Fourth Edition Media Update can be packaged with an Interactive e Book that offers new video clips of educators, parents, and individuals with special needs talking about their experiences. Icons appear throughout the Media Update linking the book to the interactive e Book features.
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About the Author
Richard Gargiulo is a professor of special education in the School of Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He received his Master's degree and Ph D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1999, he was awarded the University's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar to the Czech Republic and has authored numerous books on the subjects of special education, early childhood education, and child abuse and neglect. He has been president of the Council for Exceptional Children and president of the Division on Autism and Development Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Table of Contents
PrefaceKey Features of the TextAcknowledgmentsPART I. Foundations of Special Education1. Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives2. Policies, Practices, and Programs3. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality4. Parents, Families, and ExceptionalityPART II. A Study of Individuals With Special Needs5. Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Retardation6. Individuals With Learning Disabilities7. Individuals With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder8. Individuals With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders9. Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders10. Individuals With Speech and Language Impairments11. Individuals With Hearing Impairments12. Individuals With Visual Impairments13. Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and14. Individuals Who Are Gifted and TalentedPostscriptAppendix A: Federal Definitions of DisabilitiesAppendix B: Professional StandardsGlossaryReferencesPhoto CreditsAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the Contributors