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Encyclopedia of Special Education
Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Kimberly J. Vannest

Encyclopedia of Special Education

  • The only encyclopedia or comprehensive reference devoted to special education
  • Editors-In-Chief and Contributing Editors are leading researchers and scholars in the field
  • New edition includes over 200 more entries than previous edition, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, the entries will be updated to cover the latest editions of the assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings
  • Includes an international list of authors and descriptions of special education in 35 countries
  • Includes technology and legal updates to reflect a rapidly changing environment

4 Volumes

http: //onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118660584

*This is a 4 volume set. Books can be purchased individually or as a set.

Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention
Roger Pierangelo, George Giuliani

Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention

Increasingly, teachers are learning about the important role of Response to Intervention (RTI) in the success of every child. RTI is a multifaceted approach that provides immediate, relevant, and research-based services and interventions to students in general, compensatory, and special education. Written by two legal and special education experts, this concise, reader-friendly guide introduces educators to the purpose, core principles, legal basis, benefits, and application of this service delivery model.

Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
Peter Latham, Patricia H. Latham

Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment

This 2007 book covers key legal topics — Who is a person with a disability under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act? What accommodations are required? What documentation is necessary? How do the ADA and RA apply in higher education and in the workplace? What are the courts deciding? What about state law? How to advocate for your position?

Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors
Nancy Mather, Sam Goldstein

Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors

This book uses the Building Blocks model. The Building Blocks model is practical, supported by research, and easy to implement. It identifies ten areas important to school success (the building blocks), divided into three levels:

  1. the foundational level includes attention and impulse control, emotion and behavior, self-esteem, and learning environment blocks
  2. the symbolic processing and memory level contains the visual, auditory, and motor skills blocks
  3. the conceptual level comprises using strategies and thinking with language and images
Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids
Patti Ralabate

Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids

This book is intended to serve as a freestanding reference for teachers whose classes include students with academic or behavioral difficulties. The recommended best practices were originally developed for students with disabilities but have been found to be effective with all students. Each chapter provides principles, suggestions and specific tools (such as sample check lists, rubrics, forms, word lists, observation guides, planning guides, and lesson plans).

Negotiating the Special Education Maze
Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chitwood, Deidre Hayden, Cherie Takemoto

Negotiating the Special Education Maze

Negotiating the Special Education Maze is one of the best tools available to parents and teachers for developing an effective education program for their child or student. Every step is explained, from eligibility and evaluation to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and beyond. This edition covers changes in disability laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It reviews early intervention services for children from birth to age three, and for those who have young adults with special needs, it also covers transitioning out of school.

Project June Bug
Jackie Minniti

Project June Bug

Life is good for Jenna Bianchi. She’s just started her second year of teaching English at Morrison High School, a job she loves. She has a pet parrot with attitude. And there’s a handsome math teacher who wants to be more than just friends. But everything changes when a defiant, disruptive tenth grader walks into her classroom.

With a smart mouth and a swagger to match, Michael Tayler is a problem for Jenna from the very first day. His school record screams troublemaker, and Jenna wonders if the new year is already doomed. But when she reads Michael’s first poetry assignment, she recognizes it for what it truly is: a cry for help.

Michael’s presence sets into motion a chain of events that turns Jenna’s perfect life upside-down and threatens to destroy her career. Faced with a challenge unlike anything she’s ever known, Jenna commits to doing what no one has done for Michael Tayler before.

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You
Barthe Declements

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You

“Bad” Helen is in trouble. If she can’t improve her reading skills, she will be stuck in the sixth grade forever! An ace baseball pitcher and class clown, Helen must now face the fact that reading is not one of her skills. With the help of a sympathetic teacher, Helen decides to brave her classmates’ teasing and enter a special education class.

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential
Rich Weinfeld, Sue Jeweler, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Betty Shevitz

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential

An engaging must-read for any parent, educator, or counselor of smart kids who face learning difficulties. The authors, who have more than 20 years experience working with and advocating for gifted and learning diabled children, provide useful, practical advice for helping smart kids with learning challenges succeed in school.

Spaceman
Jane Cutler

Spaceman

Gary just can’t seem to fit in. He doesn’t have any friends, his school work is always sloppy, and his teachers endlessly criticize him. But Gary has a way to escape—he spaces out. Then one day Gary accidentally hurts someone, and now he’s being sent to a new school for kids with different learning styles. Will Gary finally be able to catch up and fit in, or will he remain the Spaceman forever?

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