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Exceptional People

Author : Faith E. Andreasen
ISBN : 9781475801279
Genre : Education
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Exceptional People: Lessons Learned from Special Education Survivors is a unique work that describes disabled (exceptional) students’ and their parents’ perspectives as they journeyed through the education system. For educators, it provides a window to the souls of the children whose lives they affect on a daily basis and offers proven strategies that can be implemented immediately. For students, it describes how they can successfully overcome the embarrassment of their special education label, the humiliation of being bullied by classmates, and the discomfort felt when called “stupid” or “lazy” by their teachers. For parents, it captures their pain when they first learned their child had a disability and the fight they faced as they attempted to advocate for their child (usually not knowing their legal rights, the correct questions to ask, or the organizations available to support them). An easy read with a powerful message, ExceptionalPeople conveys significant insights through its personal stories and professional tips.

Neurodiversity In The Classroom

Author : Thomas Armstrong
ISBN : 9781416614838
Genre : Education
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A new concept on human diversity has emerged over the past 10 years that promises to revolutionize the way educators provide services to students with special needs: neurodiversity. Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of brains among our students who learn, think, and behave differently. In Neurodiversity in the Classroom, best-selling author Thomas Armstrong argues that we should embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students to help them and their neurotypical peers thrive in school and beyond. This innovative book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. For each category, Armstrong provides an in-depth discussion of * The positive attributes associated with that category, * Acclaimed neurodiverse adults who have excelled in their chosen fields, * Computer programs and applications that allow students with special needs to overcome obstacles and achieve success, * Rich networks of human resources both inside and outside of school that educators can draw upon to support the social and emotional lives of neurodiverse students, * Innovative learning strategies that are tailored to each student's unique strengths, * Future career paths for which a student's particular gifts might be a good fit, * Modifications in the school environment that allow for seamless inclusion of neurodiverse students in the regular classroom, and * Timely information about how to integrate the strategies and assessments for each category with the Common Core State Standards. It's time that we focused on celebrating rather than pathologizing our students with special needs so that they can fully realize their potential in school and life. This practical and thought-provoking book will inspire teachers and administrators everywhere to make sure that all students with special needs get the support and strength-based instruction they deserve.

The Quest For Meaningful Special Education

Author : Amy Ballin
ISBN : 9781475827606
Genre : Education
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Every child should have access to an education that works. The Quest for a Meaningful Special Education follows the educational journeys of nine students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD) who, through a combination of parental advocacy and luck, were removed from a debilitating learning situation and enrolled in a school designed to address their particular learning needs. In the process of following their journeys, the book explores the role of cultures within and outside the school and examines some of the ways that the construction of special education has affected student learning. In the context of the ongoing national conversation about student academic success, high school dropout rates, the disproportionate number of prison inmates with learning disabilities, the costs of educating students, and the controversy over the placement of minorities in special education, The Quest For a Meaningful Special Education is a timely book that will add a new perspective to current debates

Inclusion

Author : Faith Edmonds Andreasen
ISBN : 9781475807936
Genre : Education
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Inclusion: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices delineates timely strategies that address teachers’ concerns regarding the inclusive environment. Prior research is amalgamated with author Faith Andreasen’s investigation to arm the reader with a variety of appropriate student supports with the goal of strengthening inclusionary practice. Multiple educators clarify why they prefer particular methods when addressing various situations, thus detailing how inclusive classrooms can be established and sustained. The participants herein work with various age groups in assorted settings and have diverse years of experience. Informative and compelling, the reader completes Inclusion: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices armed with a variety of ideas and easy-to-implement applicable strategies that were gleaned from those who practice it every day.

Handbook Of Leadership And Administration For Special Education

Author : Jean B. Crockett
ISBN : 9781351849937
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, as well as effective, collaborative, and instructional leadership practices that support the administration of special education. It can be used as a reference volume for scholars, administrators, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as a textbook for graduate courses related to the administration of special education.

Supporting Inclusion

Author : Faith Edmonds Andreasen
ISBN : 9781475807905
Genre : Education
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Supporting Inclusion: School Administrators’ Perspectives and Practices provides significant insights that arm the reader with a variety of ideas and easy-to-implement applicable strategies gleaned from knowledgeable contemporaries. This book details various approaches taken by administrators as they transitioned their schools from a segregated resource environment to an inclusive framework.

Language Development

Author : Sandra Levey
ISBN : 9781412974073
Genre : Education
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Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom offers comprehensive coverage of the language development process for pre- and in-service teachers while emphasizing the factors that further academic success in the classroom, including literacy skills, phonological awareness, and narrative. With chapters written by respected specialists in various fields, this interdisciplinary text illuminates the impact of language development on learning success and distinguishes between language differences and disorders, integrating illustrative case studies as well as helpful classroom strategies that teachers can implement right away.

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Author : Jackie Nink Pflug
ISBN : 9781592859597
Genre : Self-Help
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Jackie Nink Pflug's gripping true story of her experience during the terrorist hijacking, and how she recuperated from this devastating trauma. " ... her memoir is an inspirational chronicle of personal tragedy surmounted by raw courage" - Publishers Weekly Jackie Nink Pflug's gripping true story of courage and inspiration, told from a survivor's perspective, with a new preface written by the author. Ms. Pflug, who was shot and thrown onto the tarmac during the hijacking of EgyptAir Flight 648, tells her story and the lessons learned as she recuperated from this devastating trauma.

Buji And Me

Author : Wendy Kelly
ISBN : 9781605421148
Genre : Pets
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Head held high, I walked out of the shelter with the dog others had deemed hopeless. Minutes later, I was banished from my own car by bared teeth and bristled fur, caught in the rain and dripping wet, foiled by the very creature whose cause I had just championed. Never in my life had I asked so many times, “What was I thinking?” When I rescued Buji, little did I know he would teach me some of life’s most valuable lessons—and all he had to do to get my attention was save my life. In Buji and Me, psychological therapist and animal behaviorist Wendy Kelly shares the principles of a dynamic, life-changing force that occurs when we allow our pets to become our teachers. If we are open and aware, they will guide us to being, well, better beings—present, honest, aware, focused, joyful, kind, and loving. Unleash the seven secrets of living the “pawsitive” life . . . starting today.

Case Studies For Teacher Problem Solving

Author : Rita Silverman
ISBN : 0070576556
Genre : Education
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This book of 37 problem-solving case studies in Education can be used either as a core text for instructors who teach by the case study method or as a supplementary text for instructors who want to supplement their instruction at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The book's sections correspond to core courses in the teacher education curriculum. A problem-solving case is a story based on an actual situation, but a story without an end-a story that leaves the student-reader puzzling over what to do. Problem-solving cases can be short and simple or rich in detail and multi-layered in problems, but they share the distinction of being based on reality and of ending with a problem or dilemma to solve. Their goal is to encourage student-generated analysis.

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