What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs

What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs
Promoting Success in the Classroom
Elementary
Middle School
High School
6x9
Pages: 
148
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-467-8
Item Number:
5148
Price:$24.99
What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs: Promoting Success in the Classroom

Overview

This easy-to-use manual is an essential resource for classroom teachers and an extremely useful reference for special educators, school psychologists, resource teachers, and administrators. It provides over 500 classroom-tested, teacher-friendly tips for helping special education students succeed in school as they face academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The authors also include guidelines for developing positive relationships with parents and for conducting effective parent-teacher conferences.

Each chapter focuses on one of the following special needs areas:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Visual Impairments
  • Orthopedic and Other Health Impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism
  • Giftedness

Book Reviews

". . . a concise, easy-to-use reference on various special needs that a teacher or youth worker may encounter on the job. . . . Practical strategies will help both the teacher and fellow students appreciate what these children can do, rather than focus on what they cannot."

Youth Today

"This handbook is designed to provide teachers with an easy-to-use reference on the myriad of special needs they may encounter in their classrooms. Based on up-to-date research and over 40 years of combined classroom experiences, the book provides quick "tours" of each special need and then offers positive ways to help children with special needs reach their full potential. It gives explanations and practical examples to help teachers understand the motives and needs of a child with special needs, and ways to help motivate the child."

ERIC Clearninghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

Table of Contents

Introduction: Our Philosophy, How to Use This Book, Special Education Legislation, Assessment, Students with Multiple Special Needs, Working with Parents, Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

Each of the following chapters is devoted to one special needs area and is divided into seven main sections: Definition, Incidence, Characteristics, Educational Implications, Classroom Management Strategies, Organizations, References and Bibliography.

  1. Learning Disabilities: General Considerations, Academic Considerations, Perceptual Considerations, Social Skills Development, Student-Teacher Interaction
  2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: General Considerations, Academic Considerations, Psychological Considerations, Behavior Management, Social Skills Development, Medication Considerations
  3. Emotional Disabilities: General Considerations, Academic Considerations, Behavior Management Considerations, Social Skills Development
  4. Speech and Language Disorders: General Considerations, Student-Teacher Interaction, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development
  5. Hearing Impairments: General Considerations, Student-Teacher Interaction, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development
  6. Visual Impairments: General Considerations, Physical Accommodations, Academic Considerations, Student-Teacher Interaction
  7. Orthopedic and Other Health Impairments: General Considerations, Physical Accommodations, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development
  8. Traumatic Brain Injury: General Considerations, Physical Accommodations, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development/Student-Teacher Interaction
  9. Developmental Disabilities: General Considerations, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development
  10. Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism: General Considerations, Academic Considerations, Social Skills Development, Communication Considerations
  11. Giftedness: General Considerations, Academic Considerations
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