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Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality / Edition 4

Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality / Edition 4

by Richard M. Gargiulo
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"The real strength of Richard Gargiulo's text is that it does not overwhelm the readers. Learning the vast-and often complex-field of special education is no easy task. Yet, the text meets this challenge head-on." --Bruce A. Shields, Ph.D., Daemen College

"Given the myriad of introductory textbooks on the market, I have continued using Gargiulo's text as it offers a clear, understandable overview of exceptionality and a wealth of resources that compliment my instruction." --Emiliano C. Ayala, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

"The 'First Person' features are very well done and the students love them!" --Michelle LaRocque, PhD, Florida Atlantic University

Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition provides a highly readable and research-based introduction to special education. Richard Gargiulo believes teachers need more than just academic knowledge about exceptionality-they need an awareness and understanding of the human side of exceptional students and their families. Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive text with a "people first" approach that gives pre-service teachers a first-hand look into the lives of exceptional children, their families, and their mentors.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Shares the honest and engaging first person accounts of individuals with disabilities in First Person features
  • Provides targeted teaching strategies and suggestions with New Effective Instructional Practices boxes
  • Covers and integrates INTASC and CECstandards and Praxis II core principles
  • Incorporates new coverage of Deaf-blindness
  • Includes new and updated content in the key pedagogical features throughout: Chapter-opening narratives, "First Person" boxes, "Suggestions for the Classroom," "Making Inclusion Work," "Learning Activities," and "Technology Tips"

Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries:

  • New and comprehensive companion website with student and instructor resource materials including chapter quizzes, full text SAGE journal articles and activities, flashcards and more.
  • Instructor's Resource CD-ROM with a test bank, PowerPoint lectures, computerized testing, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy.

Intended Audience: Special Education in Contemporary Society, Third Edition is an introductory text for the Introduction to Special Education and Introduction to Exceptionality courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901412988932
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Edition description: NE
Pages: 728
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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

Part I: Foundations of Special Education
Chapter 1: Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives
Chapter 2: Policies, Practices, and Programs
Chapter 3: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality
Chapter 4: Parents, Families, and Exceptionality
Chapter 5: Assistive Technology - Emily Bouck
Part II: A Study of Individuals with Special Needs
Chapter 6: Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Chapter 7: Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Chapter 8: Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 9: Individuals with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 10: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 11: Individuals with Speech and Language Impairments
Chapter 12: Individuals with Hearing Impairments - Betty Nelson
Chapter 13: Individuals with Visual Impairments - Carol Allison, Mary Jean Sanspree
Chapter 14: Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
Chapter 15: Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented - Julia Roberts

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