The General Educator's Guide to Special Education (3rd Revised edition)

The General Educator's Guide to Special Education (3rd Revised edition)

By: Jody L. Maanum (editor)Hardback

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'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. This is the essential guide for teaching effectively in the inclusive classroom! Through IDEA, 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; and, 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.

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About Author

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.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author I. Federal Special Education Disability Categories Autism Deaf-Blindness Deafness 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 Non-Traditional and Progress Monitoring Assessment Section 504 Special Education Acronyms and Abbreviations III. Access to the General Education Curriculum: Accommodations, Modification, Strategies, and Assistive Technology Accommodations Modifications Assistive Technology IV. Meeting the Needs of All students: Response to Intervention The "Very Basic" Steps of RTI Three-Tier System Intervention Strategies Language Arts Strategies Whole Class Strategies Reading Comprehension Written Expression Strategies Written Mechanics Strategies Whole Group Response Keeping Students on Track Behavior Interventions Behavior Management Strategies V. Transitions for Students With Disabilities Educational Transitions What Is a Transition Portfolio Secondary Transition Needs From High School to Adulthood Medication Resources References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412971362
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781412971362
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 1412971365
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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