Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities, Third Edition

Author: June E. Downing, Ph.D.,Amy Hanreddy,Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598576559
Category: Education
Page: 296
View: 391
"This textbook is an essential guide for educators and other school-based staff to teach students with significant disabilities the necessary skills to communicate with those around them. This book shows readers how to analyze environments for their communicative value, assess students' communication skills, teach specific skills such as gaining attention and requesting, make informed choices about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and guide peers and adults in supporting students with disabilities"--

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
View: 8817
The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Author: MaryAnn Demchak
Publisher: AAMR
ISBN: 9780940898493
Category: Education
Page: 49
View: 7630
Get student-specific strategies on making classrooms more inclusive for children with severe disabilities in this monograph. Among the many topics discussed in this handy reference are issues such as, how to write IEPs, effective scheduling, and adapting objectives to needs of students.

Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: Diane M. Browder,Fred Spooner,Ginevra R. Courtade,and Contributors
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462542387
Category: Education
Page: 424
View: 3131
For years the text of choice for developing excellence as a teacher of K–12 students with moderate and severe disabilities, this clearly written work has now been revised and updated. Chapters provide step-by-step procedures for designing standards-based individualized education plans and evaluating and enhancing student progress. Methods and materials for teaching literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies are described in depth. The book also describes effective ways to build functional daily living skills. User-friendly features include extensive vignettes and classroom examples, end-of-chapter application exercises, and reproducible planning and assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Reflects important advances in research and evidence-based practice. *Chapter on collaborating with culturally diverse families, plus a stronger multicultural focus throughout. *Chapter on writing instruction. *Two additional chapters on reading and math, ensuring coverage of both foundational and grade-aligned skills. *Increased attention to students with autism spectrum disorder and to uses of technology.

Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer,Kristine W. Webb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136869751
Category: Education
Page: 528
View: 3422
Transition from secondary education to adulthood represents a period during which adolescents with disabilities face multiple responsibilities and changing roles that include establishing independence, attending postsecondary education or training, developing social networks, choosing a career, participating in their communities, and managing healthcare and financial affairs. Sponsored by the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) of the Council of Exceptional Children, this handbook provides a comprehensive resource to the communities of educators, related service and agency personnel, families, caretakers, counselors, and other stakeholders who facilitate these complex transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities. Comprehensive – This comprehensive volume includes coverage of historical foundations, policy, transition programming and planning, development of student skills, and program structure. It also recommends transition supports for students with specific disabilities. Organizing Taxonomy – The book is organized around a well recognized taxonomy for adolescent transition used by many states to design and reform their transition services. Expertise – The volume editors are past-presidents of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and are leaders in transition research and practice. Contributors are well-recognized for their expertise in transition. Chapter Structure – Each chapter includes a discussion of evidence-based research, recommended practices, suggestions for transition personnel and families, and additional resources. This book is appropriate for researchers and graduate-level instructors in special education and vocational education, inservice administrators and policy makers, and transition service providers.

Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

Author: David L. Westling,Lise Fox
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Children with disabilities
Page: 562
View: 1438
This text is appropriate for Severe or Multiple Disabilities Methods courses. This text provides comprehensive coverage of all the issues pertinent to teaching students with severe disabilities. Covering both methodology and curricular areas, topics are presented in the chronological order in which a teacher would approach them: Prior considerations, planning and assessment, general instructional procedures, and finally, procedures specific to teaching specific skills.

AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

Author: Susan S. Johnston,Joe Reichle,Kathleen M. Feeley,Emily A. Jones
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572063
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 3407
Get explicit, evidence-based AAC strategies that improve the communication of learners with severe disabilities in school settings. Includes a CD-ROM with more than 35 forms, plus helpful hints, research highlights, and case studies.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Applying Empirically Supported Techniques in Your Practice
Author: William T. O'Donohue,Jane E. Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470482729
Category: Psychology
Page: 672
View: 8954
Proven to be highly effective for the treatment of a wide range of problems, cognitive-behavior therapy is the most widely used psychotherapeutic technique. Building on the success of the previous edition, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition presents specific direction for cognitive behavior therapy techniques. Fully updated and expanded, this edition contains contributions from world-renowned experts on problems including smoking cessation, stress management, and classroom management. Its step-by-step illustrations create a hands-on reference of vital cognitive-behavioral therapy skills. This reference is essential for psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

Students with Severe Disabilities

Current Perspectives and Practices
Author: Richard W. Brimer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 422
View: 418
An introduction to teaching people with severe disabilites, this book covers the rise in children with AIDS, cocaine-related disabilities, high technology communication devices and teaching machines, community-based living programmes and work opportunities.

Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

An Applied Approach for Inclusive Environments
Author: Lee B. Hamill,Caroline T. Everington
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Education
Page: 434
View: 3716
This book educates teachers on how to incorporate applied curriculum strategies into their classrooms so ALL students can participate. A unique aspect is its ability to balance inclusive practice with practical, functional instruction and materials. It provides many actual examples of teaching skills in an applied setting. These scenarios, combined with mini case studies, games, and learning activities offer a keen understanding of how to work with those who have moderate to severe disabilities. A three-part organization covers foundations of curriculum, implementation of the curriculum, and instructional environments. For future preschool, elementary, and secondary level teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities

Strategies for the K-12 Inclusive Classroom
Author: June E. Downing
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452222274
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 1384
Break down the barriers to successful literacy instruction and empower students with special needs with these insightful tips, tools, and examples.

What is Special about Special Education

Examining the Role of Evidence Based Practices
Author: Bryan G. Cook
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9781416401834
Category: Education
Page: 190
View: 1759

Special Education

Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals
Author: Marilyn Friend
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Education
Page: 601
View: 6177
Real People, Real Classrooms, Real Research. In the second edition of Marilyn Friend's introductory special education text, emphasis is on contemporary concepts and evidence-based practices that prepare teachers for their evolving role in the education and well-being of students with disabilities and other special needs. Informed by her years of experience working with students with disabilities and their teachers, this trusted author combines research-informed concepts and skills with practical information for educators working in this challenging age of high standards and accountability, curriculum access, inclusive practices, professional collaboration, student diversity, and legislative change. The second edition fully reflects NCLB and IDEA 2004 legislation and regulations so that readers understand the most recent expectations for professional educators and their students. Throughout the book, the author grounds the discussion in the realities of today's classrooms in a way that is concrete and compelling to future teachers. The text strikes a careful balance between the immediate concerns of novice educators with the broader human needs and experiences of students with exceptionalities and their families. Real People, Real Classrooms: Chapter Opening Vignettesdescribe the experiences of three different students of varying ages as they relate to the topics discussed in each chapter and are referenced at key points in the chapter. Firsthand Accountlets your students directly from teachers, students, parents, and school professionals as they share their own experiences and perspectives relating to life and learning with special needs. Back to the Casesfeatures at the ends of every chapter revisit the students introduced in the chapter opening vignettes in light of the information presented in the chapter material. Questions are presented for analysis and discussion. Real Research: Validated Teaching Practices. Consistent with today's standards of practices in the field of special education, this text is filled with contemporary information, teaching approaches, strategies, and tips that are always based on research findings. Evidence-based practice features include: Specialized Instructionhighlights teaching applications for intensive instruction delivered by special education teachers in various educational settings. Inclusion Matters presents teaching applications, service delivery options, and considerations for students with various needs in general education settings. Positive Behavioral Supports illustrates the many positive, proactive ways to address student behavior/social issues as part of overall classroom teaching and learning. Cutting Edge Information about Trends and Issues: Technology Notes showcase fascinating new technology applications for teaching students with exceptional needs in special or general educational settings. Professional Edge describes conceptual material and cutting edge information that connect theory to practice. A unique chapter, Creating Partnerships through Collaboration (Chapter 4), provides a thorough introduction to collaboration that is essential for effective planning and implementation of programs.

Physical Education for Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

Author: Michelle Grenier,Lauren J. Lieberman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492586552
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 5403
For students with moderate to severe disabilities, instruction in physical education can be a challenge. Many teachers struggle with understanding these students’ complex needs, selecting appropriate content, and finding ways to motivate these students. While many educators consider the social aspects of inclusion a priority, the authors in this text stress active engagement with the curriculum and the use of grade-level outcomes to adapt learning for students with a range of abilities. One thing is certain: The keys to making physical education a positive learning experience are the physical education teachers and adapted physical education teachers who work with these students. This text is for you! Edited by experienced educators with expertise in general and adapted physical education programming, Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities will serve as a valuable resource: • Offers comprehensive strategies for instruction, assessment, communication, collaborative practices, peer supports, and effective use of paraeducators • Describes unique equipment modifications and alternative programming suggestions • Includes sample lesson plans and assessments that you can use as is or use as models to create your own • Is applicable for children with moderate to severe disabilities in general physical education classes and self-contained PE environments Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities was written by a team of higher education professionals, practicing physical educators, and adapted PE teachers. These contributors combine to bring a rich diversity and a variety of perspectives that ensure the content is relevant to all teachers. Through this comprehensive text, you will be able to make sure you are complying with the legal requirements associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act, which require that children with disabilities be given the same opportunities for meaningful physical education as other children. The text is organized into three parts. Part I provides foundational information on key adapted physical education issues, including Universal Design for Learning, collaborative processes, assessment strategies, communication practices, and how to use peer tutors and paraeducators in physical education. Part II helps you acquire the skills you need to teach students with disabilities. The five chapters in this section will help you understand sensory integration theory, develop foundational skills, put your plan into action, and understand your role and the paraeducator’s role in disability sport. You’ll also learn how to establish and assess disability sport, how to program for and assess students in aquatics, and how to help students transition to recreational opportunities in the community. In Part III, you receive a blueprint for implementing successful activities at all levels. Included are team sports and target games (track and field, basketball, golf, bowling, and more) as well as lifetime activities (bicycling, tennis, personal fitness planning, and more). The result is a resource that provides all the information and guidance you need to deliver appropriate physical education to children with moderate to severe disabilities. The book will inspire you to consider the unlimited avenues for participation in sport and physical activity for all your students—even those with the most severe disabilities.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134427107
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 3937
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Accessing the General Physical Education Curriculum for Students with Sensory Deficits

Author: Roseanna Davidson,Effie Laman,Michael F. Shaughnessy
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594545511
Category: Education
Page: 115
View: 6435
Students in a regular physical education program typically learn skills through observation and practice. Teachers and specialists working with students who are sensory impaired with multiple disabilities face unique challenges. Because such students make up a small percentage of the population, physical education texts on adaptation, instructional strategies and activities for groups give only minimal information about working with them. This new book explores the issues of the physical education curricula for sensory handicapped children. Typically, these curricula are based on old techniques that have been used since time immemorial. Rather than examine how teachers utilise obsolete curricula, this important book examines how they effect the students.

Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Author: Belva C. Collins
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598571936
Category: Education
Page: 218
View: 3751
With this accessible textbook on systematic instruction-a highly effective teaching approach rooted in applied behavior analysis-future K-12 teachers will discover the best methods for teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities step by ste

Teaching Students With Medical, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities

A Practical Guide for Every Teacher
Author: Bob Algozzine,Jim Ysseldyke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483364356
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 4002
Learn about assistive technologies, helpful adjustments to school and classroom environments, and effective instructional modifications specifically designed to support students with medical, physical, and multiple disabilities.

Current Index to Journals in Education Semi-Annual Cumulations, 1989

Author: Oryx Press Staff
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780897745727
Page: N.A
View: 3919