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General Educator's Guide to Special Education 3ed

by Jody L Maanum Corwin Press
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Hbk 256 pages
AU$169.00 NZ$175.65
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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 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

Table of Contents:
About the Author
I. Definitions of Special Education Disability Categories
Emotional Disturbance
Hearing Impairment
Mental Retardation
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment
II. The Special Education Process
Special Education Flow Chart
Explanation of the Special Education Process
Traditional Formal Assessments
Explanation of Test Scores
Intellectual Functioning Assessments
Academic Achievement Assessments
Adaptive Behavior Assessments
Reading Assessments
Phonemic Awareness
Written Language Assessments
Math Assessments
Speech and Language Assessments
Articulation Assessments
Oral Language Assessments
Auditory Processing Assessments
Occupational Therapy Assessments
Behavioral Assessments
Non-Traditional and Progress Monitoring Assessment
Curriculum-Based, Progress Monitoring Assessment
Informational Assessment
Environmental Assessment
Portfolio Assessment
Diagnostic Teaching Assessment
Learning-Style Inventory Assessment
Information Gathering Assessment
Section 504
Special Education Acronyms and Abbreviations
III. Access to the General Education Curriculum
Accommodation and Modification Options
Physical Arrangement of the Classroom
Independent Work Time
Long-Term Assignments or Projects
Home-School Communication
Group Work
Assistive Technology
Learning and Studying
IV. Meeting the Needs of ALL students: Response to Intervention
The ''Very Basic'' Steps of RTI
3-Tier System
Intervention Strategies
Language Arts Strategies
Reading Decoding
Phoneme Segmentation
Phoneme Blending
Reading Fluency
Model Fluent Reading
Repeated Reading in Class
Phrased Reading in Class
Reader's Theater in Class
Explicit Modeling
Implicit Modeling
Choral Reading
Echo Reading
Paired Reading
Repeated Reading
Tape-Assisted Reading
Reading Comprehension
Before Reading Strategies
Word Splash
KWL Charts
Anticipation Reading
During Reading Strategies
Sticky Note Symbols
Selective Highlighting
After Reading Strategies
Picture This
Graphic Organizers
Story Charts or Maps
Story Board
Character Web
Plot Profile
Wanted Posters
Venn Diagram
Written Expression Strategies
Copy Change
Helping Students in the Writing Process
Writing Topics
Semantic Mapping
Personal Journals/Diaries
Dialogue Journals
Response Journals/Reading Journals
Double Entry Journals
Learning Logs
Pen Pals
Show Don't Tell
Written Mechanics Strategies
Spelling Strategies
Handwriting Strategies
Math Strategies
Transition Strategies
Attention Strategies
Getting It
Maintaining It
Whole Group Response
Keeping Students on Track
Behavior Interventions
Positive Reinforcement
Classroom Incentives
Assertive Discipline
Time Out and Time Away
Behavior Management Strategies
Preventative Cueing
Planned Ignoring
Behavior Contracts
V. Transitions for Students With Disabilities
What Is a Transition Portfolio
Secondary Transition Needs
Purpose of Transition Planning
Postsecondary Transition Plan
Resource: Medications

"A well-organized and user-friendly text offering essential information and instructional strategies to educators working with children with special needs.n++?
Jody L. Maanum has taught in both the general and special education settings for 13 years, working diligently to implement best practice techniques and differentiated strategies to meet the individual needs of all students. Maanum is currently the literacy coach and Response to Intervention training specialist for the Midwest Special Education Cooperative in West Central Minnesota. She has been instrumental in promoting early literacy achievement in all children and fully implementing the RTI model in the nine school districts within the cooperative in which she works. She received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Concordia College and obtained a master of science degree in special education from the University of Minnesota, Moorhead.