Learn what effective teachers do to support students with mental retardation in and out of the inclusive classroom!
Students with mental retardation often struggle tremendously to complete the same tasks that many of their peers do without any difficulty-but with special assistance their struggles to learn can be highly successful. In Teaching Students With Mental Retardation, special and general educators will find highly effective strategies for enhancing the academic and social skills of students with mental retardation in their classrooms.
Offering a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this exceptional resource also discusses:
- Common causes of mental retardation such as genetic conditions, problems during pregnancy and birth, and health problems
- Diagnosing mental retardation
- Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioral, and communication characteristics of mental retardation
- Methods for improving the functional academic, social, self-care, and work skills of students with mental retardation
- Instructional approaches for students with severe disabilities
- Influential trends and issues such as prevention of mental retardation and transitioning from school to work
A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential.
- The Fundamentals of Special Education
- The Legal Foundations of Special Education
- Effective Assessment for Students With Special Needs
- Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs
- Working With Families and Community Agencies to Support Students With Special Needs
- Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education
- Teaching Students With Sensory Disabilities
- Teaching Students With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities
- Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
- Teaching Students With Communication Disorders
- Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance
- Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents