Educating Exceptional Children, Ninth Edition

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The first survey of its kind to be published, Educating Exceptional Children is highly regarded for its academic and authoritative approach. The text provides both practical applications on how to adapt teaching methods, curriculum, and settings to meet the needs of students with disabilities, and analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child, both in and outside of the classroom. The Eleventh Edition features an increased emphasis on trends and topics of debate, such as inclusion, the No Child Left Behind Act, and transitioning the student from school to work. Case studies drawn from real-life situations help students understand how general education teachers deal with immediate issues including parental concerns, family service plans, and adapting the classroom according to a student need.

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Samuel Kirk, who wrote the first several editions of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, was a pioneer and "forefather" within the fields of special education and learning disabilities.

James J. Gallagher received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and has, in years since, earned international respect for his research in the areas of giftedness and mental retardation, among other topics in special education. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the editor of Jossey Bass' New Directions in Special Education monographs.

Nicholas J. Anastasiow is a retired Professor of Special Education at Hunter College. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University, and his diverse background includes degrees in child development, counseling psychology and administration, and supervision in the schools. Former Director of the Institute for Child Study at Indiana University, he is a widely respected researcher and has served as teacher and administrator in a variety of settings. A dedicated and prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Anastasiow has published both theoretical works and practical curriculum designs.

Mary Ruth Coleman joined the author team of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN in the twelfth edition. Well known in the field, Dr. Coleman served as President of the Council for Exceptional Children. She earned her Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Special Education and Literacy Studies.

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"This is a very readable chapter [9: Autism Spectrum Disorders] that covers a wide range of subtopics relevant to autism in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. The authors cover symptoms, onset, effects on families, diagnostic subcategories, and early intervention in a factually based review, and the discussion of topics is timely and reflects the current literature." -- Review

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