Because of a variety of developments that have relevance for special education including technology, assessment, psychology, curriculum innovation, teaching strategies, and state and federal laws, many changes are projected to take place in the development of special education. This book provides information based upon present trends in special education and to make predictions for the future. It will be useful for special education personnel in the private and public sectors, teachers, administrators, counselors, and school psychologists working with exceptional children.
George R. Taylor is Professor of Special Education at Coppin State University.
Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Incidence of Disability; 2. Federal Involvement: Impact on Supply and Demand of Teachers; 3. Assessment of Disabled Children; 4. Inclusion; 5. Teacher Shortage: Supply and Demand; 6. Technology; 7. Curricula Innovations; 8. Strategies for Promoting Social Skills; 9. Transition and Related Services; 10. Parenting Skills: Impact Upon Behavioral Patterns of Children; 11. Collaboration Between School and Community; 12. Summary; Appendices; A. CEC's Summary of Selected IDEA Reauthorization; B. New IDEA Delivers for Students with Disabilities; C. Directions: Technology in Special Education; D. Integrating Technology into the Special Education Classroom; E. Information on Positive Behavioral Support; F. Information Sheet; G. Resources for IDEA Legislation; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.