Brief Reference of Student Disabilities: with Strategies for the Classroom (2nd Revised edition)
By: Lee Brattland Nielsen (author)Hardback
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This updated comprehensive 'ready reference' begins with an overview of legal issues that teachers need to know, and how these issues can affect the disciplining of students with disabilities. The book then offers insights into creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, with special emphasis on understanding various types of student disabilities. In addition to suggestions for classroom instruction, other features include: definitions and characteristics of disabilities, compilation of common disability-related acronyms, list of children's books dealing with disabilities, and directory of programs and resources for students with disabilities.
Lee Brattland Nielsen has taught for more than 25 years at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. While teaching at California Lutheran University, she taught "Mainstreaming the Exceptional Student" to teachers and students who were working toward their teaching credentials. She founded and worked for 2 years as the program director of WTHS, Dade County's educational broadcasting station in Miami, Florida. During this period, she coordinated all the educational programming. During her teaching experience, she has worked with many children with many types of exceptionalities. As a resource specialist teacher, she taught students with learning disabilities in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She believes in a positive approach to learning, with emphasis on building self-esteem in all students. Nielsen received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She took postgraduate studies at the University of Florida; California State University, Northridge; University of California, Berkeley; and California Lutheran University. Her California teaching credentials include a Lifetime Standard Credential, a Special Education Learning Handicapped Credential, and a Special Education Resource Specialist Credential. She also has held teaching credentials in Arizona and Florida.
A Cautionary Note Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. What Educators Need to Know About the Law What the Law Provides Discipline and Students With Disabilities The Collaborative Team 2. How Teachers Can Create a Positive Learning Environment Creating an Inclusive Environment Teaching Students About Disabilities Including Parents 3. Understanding the Parents of Exceptional Children 4. Disabilities and Health Disorders: Strategies for Educators Aphasia Asperger Syndrome Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder Autism Bipolar Disorder Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome Dyslexia Emotional Disturbance Epilepsy Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Gifted Students With Learning Disabilties Head Injury Hearing Impairment Learning Disabilities Mental Retardation Muscular Dystrophy Speech Disorders Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Injury Tourette Syndrome Visual Impairment Visual Processing Disorder 5. Other Health Conditions Asthma Diabetes Heart Conditions Hemophilia A Note About Medications Behavior Interventions Resource A: Acronyms Resource B: Public Agencies Offering Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families State Education Departments State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Office of the State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities State Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilties Agencies State Developmental Disabilities Councils State Mental Health Agencies Protection and Advocacy Agencies and Client Assistance Programs Programs for Children With Special Health Care Needs University Affiliated Programs Directory of National Information Sources on Disabilities (NIS) Resource C: Children's Books About Disabilities Resource D: Associations to Contact Resource E: Similarities and Differences: ADHD and Early Onset Bipolar Disorder Bibliography References Index
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2nd Revised edition
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