This authoritative text is regarded for its academic approach and its coverage of all categories of children with disabilities and children who are gifted and talented.
The text emphasizes an ecological approach to special education, focusing on increasing awareness of the exceptional child as an individual who is influenced by and must cope with family, peers, school, and society.The Tenth Edition contains new four-color inserts and a paperback format. The inserts include active portraits of exceptional children, profiles of professionals, practical applications, field activities, and web site resourcesChapter 9, "Autism Spectrum Disorder," explores the history, prevalence, and programs designed to work with autistic children. It also offers valuable teaching strategies and examines the importance of structure and routine.The "Inclusion in Context" feature, which appears in each chapter as part of "Educational Adaptations," takes a balanced approach to the issue of appropriate placement.The "Future Challenges" feature focuses on the future of special education.The text contains over 100 new "Margin Notes," including many that provide URLs directly related to chapter content. ...Continua