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The General Educator's Guide to Special Education
The third edition of this user-friendly handbook offers easy-to-implement ideas, recommendations, and answers to questions to help general education teachers provide top-notch support for all students.
- Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
- ISBN: 9781412971379
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2009
- Page Count: 256
- Publication date: June 15, 2012
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"This is a great resource for general and special education teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals looking for answers when working with students with special needs. What a wonderful guide for supporting our day-to-day work."
—Heidi Rinke, Special Education Teacher
Wheaton Area Schools, MN
The essential guide for teaching effectively in the inclusive classroom!
Through IDEA 2004, students who are eligible to receive services to meet their special needs are guaranteed certain rights and benefits in the general education classroom. The third edition of this user-friendly handbook offers easy-to-implement strategies, recommendations, and answers to questions that help general education classroom teachers provide the best support for all students.
In addition to an all-new section that outlines the basics of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, this resource presents research-based intervention ideas to sustain student progress and describes:
- Instructional approaches for the 13 recognized disability categories under which students may be eligible to receive special education services
- An easy to follow, step-by-step explanation of the special education process
- Ready-to-use classroom accommodation and modification options to ensure appropriate student access to the general education curriculum
- The transition process for students with special needs
Accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive, The General Educator's Guide to Special Education provides much-needed guidance to new and veteran teachers as they meet the diverse needs of their students.
This user friendly resource:
· Defines and provides educational approaches for the 13 IDEA recognized special education categories under which students may be deemed eligible to receive special education services.
· Provides a general-educator friendly, easy to follow, step by step explanation of the Special Education Process
· Offers classroom accommodation and modification ideas, ready for immediate use, to ensure children are receiving appropriate access to the general education curriculum.
· Outlines the basics of the Responsive to Intervention (RtI) model and descriptively presents research-based intervention ideas that can be instantly implemented to support student progress.
· Encourages the need for and implementation of a smooth and appropriate transition for students with special needs.
Table of Contents
About the Author
I. Federal Special Education Disability Categories
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
II. The Special Education Process
Special Education Flow Chart
Explanation of the Special Education Process
Traditional Formal Assessments
Explanation of Test Scores
Non-Traditional and Progress Monitoring Assessment
Special Education Acronyms and Abbreviations
III. Access to the General Education Curriculum: Accommodations, Modification, Strategies, and Assistive Technology
IV. Meeting the Needs of All students: Response to Intervention
The "Very Basic" Steps of RTI
Language Arts Strategies
Whole Class Strategies
Written Expression Strategies
Written Mechanics Strategies
Whole Group Response
Keeping Students on Track
Behavior Management Strategies
V. Transitions for Students With Disabilities
What Is a Transition Portfolio
Secondary Transition Needs From High School to Adulthood
"This is a great resource for general and special education teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals looking for answers when working with students with special needs. What a wonderful guide for supporting our day-to-day work."Heidi Rinke, Special Education Teacher
Wheaton Area Schools, MN
"This book is an extremely valuable resource containing practical and realistic information that can be applied continuously to the challenges in the classroom. It is a refreshing perspective that sheds new light on meeting special needs."Colleen Deal, Third-Grade Teacher
J.E. Pearson Elementary School, Wheaton, MN
"What a great resource! This is a quick and handy tool of communication between special education and the general education arena."Kim Erdahl, K-6 Teacher
Cyrus Math, Science, & Technology School, MN
"A well-organized and user-friendly text offering essential information and instructional strategies to educators working with children with special needs.”Susan B. Neuman, Professor, and Christine Meyer, Doctoral Student
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor