From the Back Cover
This book describes the characteristics of students with mild disabilities while clearly explaining the best teaching practices for inclusive education, behavior management and social skill instruction. In this completely up-to-date resource the authors provide strategies for of modifying classroom instruction for students with mild disabilities, including learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, and emotional disturbance.
Highlights of the New Edition:
- Book has been re-organized to present the overview of mild disabilities earlier in the book (now chapter 2). This chapter includes new information on Asperger’s Syndrome, pervasive developmental delay and non-verbal learning disabilities, as well as expanded information on ADHD.
- Response To Intervention (RTI). New information on RTI and how it creates opportunities for general education reading specialists to establish preventive reading programs for at-risk students. Included is specific scientifically based reading strategies identified by the National Institute for Literacy (Chapter 5).
- New information on using technology with students with mild disabilities.
- A new feature occurs in every chapter called “Speedbumps.” Speedbumps break up lengthy sections of text with concise comments, humor or questions to keep reader interest. There are approximately 10 speedbumps interspersed throughout each chapter.
- Includes discussion of new guidelines established by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for identification of students with mild intellectual disabilities. Throughout the text new terminology--"students with mild intellectual disabilities"--is used insted of the term "mild mental retardation."