Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, Fifth Edition, provides a multi-dimensional view of the field of special education. The most current information and research available provides structure and predictability for novices to the field of special education in today’s educational world. Because special education is made up of real children and real professionals, the author helps to put a “face” on the field to enliven and authenticate the information. Each chapter features stories of individuals with disabilities from the parents of children with disabilities and from professionals who work in the field. Readers of this truly exceptional text will come away with the best understanding of the expectations for educators and students, and learn how critical concepts translate into educational practices.
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About the Author
Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher, researcher, professor, administrator, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Dr. Friend has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally (more than 3000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) as they collaborate to educate their students, assisting them to create classroom partnerships through co-teaching, to form productive and efficient work teams, and to foster inclusive practices. She is the author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education; a variety of co-teaching materials for teachers and administrators; more than 50 articles about collaboration, inclusive practices, and co-teaching; and a highly popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices. Most recently, her work was recognized when she was named the 2016 recipient of the Teacher Education Division/Pearson Excellence in Special Education Teacher Education Award.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Understanding Special Education
2. The Personnel and Procedures of Special Education
3. Multicultural Perspectives
4. Collaboration in Special Education
5. Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
6. Students with Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder
7. Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
8. Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
9. Students with Speech and Language Disorders
10. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
11. Students with Deafness and Hearing Loss
12. Students with Visual Impairments
13. Students with Orthopedic Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Health Impairments
14. Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
15. Students Who Are Gifted and Talented