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Students With Mild Exceptionalities: Characteristics and Applications

Students With Mild Exceptionalities: Characteristics and Applications

By: Sydney S. Zentall (author)Paperback

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This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

About Author

Sydney S. Zentall is Professor of Educational Studies at Purdue University. Her academic degrees include a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in special education in the area of emotional/behavioral disorders, and a doctorate in the area of learning disabilities from the University of Pittsburgh. Her background experiences teaching children include both general and special education, and she has over three decades of experience educating teachers. Dr. Zentall is a national and international educational expert in the area of ADHD, and she has previously published books and numerous scientific articles in the areas of psychology, special education, and education. Dr. Zentall has also been the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and from the Office of Special Education, and she is past president of the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


PrefaceAcknowledgementsDedicationSection I. Introduction to Mild Exceptionalities1. Formal and Legal Definitions of Exceptionalities2. Informal Analysis of the Characteristic Behavior of IndividualsSection II. Verbal and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (LD)3. Verbal LD Spoken Language4. Verbal LD Written Language5. Math Disabilities and Nonverbal LDSection III. Cognitive Exceptionalities6. Intellectual Disabilities7. Dual Exceptionalities with Giftedness8. Traumatic Brain InjuriesSection IV. Attentional Disorders9. ADHD Inattentive and Combined Subtypes10. ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive SubtypeSection V. Social Disorders11. Externalizing Behavioral Disorders12. Internalizing Emotional Disorders13. Autism Spectrum Disorders14. Abuse and AddictionsSection VI. Motor Disorders15. Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette SyndromeAppendix I: CEC StandardsAppendix II: Case StudyGlossaryIndexAbout the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412974707
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9781412974707
  • ISBN10: 1412974704

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