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Introduction to Special Education: Making A Difference (with MyEducationLab) (7th Edition)

Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Tyler, Naomi Chowdhuri

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With Making a Difference as its central theme, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling text recognizes that more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and ability to make a real difference in the educational experiences of their students with disabilities.


Students and teachers have long relied on this comprehensive overview of the field of special education and the ways in which all teachers can help students with special needs to succeed in school and reach their full potential.  The text is brimming with evidence-based practices, ready-to-use teaching tips, and up-to-the minute information about technology applications and contemporary inclusive practices–all tools that teachers can use with students of all abilities, from those who struggle to the most gifted. 


The text uses authentic stories from real people, current news events, and examples from contemporary popular culture to examine the positive effects of over 30 years of IDEA and many years of social activism on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the educators and professionals who work with them. 



New to this Edition!


  • Spotlighting …A Day in the Life: This new feature presents stories told by people with disabilities, by their family members, and their teachers. 
  • Multi-tiered instruction that addresses the needs of all struggling learners, including those with disabilities, receives considerable attention and includes up-to-date information about early intervening, response to intervention (RTI) services, and new ways to identify students with learning disabilities .
  •  Collaboration sections in each chapter have been completely revamped.  Each one now features a specific educational, professional, or related service provider, along with a description of a collaborative practice that is particularly relevant to the category discussed in the chapter.

  • A Close-up on Data-Based Practices provides step-by-step guidelines for implementation of teaching practices that are validated, individually determined, explicit, strategic, sequential, and accountable.

  • MyEducationLab:  Throughout the chapters we include margin notes that help link content with a practical focus.  MyEducationLab also provides readers with convenient entry to IRIS modules related to specific content.  The IRIS modules and case studies provide a wealth of information about data-based, effective practices; much of which we also present in this text.

  • MyEducationLab! To package this text with the book-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0136101399 / 9780136101390 Introduction to Special Education: Making A Difference (with MyEducationLab) *


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