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Editors: MaryAnn T. Burton
Book Description:
Special education is the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education. Students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health issues, specific disabilities (physical or developmental, and giftedness are those whose needs are addressed within the classroom setting. Generally however, the term "special education" refers specifically to students with learning disabilities, mental conditions, and other disabling conditions. This new book presents the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Special Education and Early Arithmetic Knowledge-Building, pp. 1-35
(Göta Eriksson, Stockholm University, Department of Special Education, Stockholm, Sweden)

Chapter 2. Modelled, Free Play and Toy Type: Associations with Sociability, Play and Language Usage among Intellectually Disabled and Typically Developing Children, pp. 37-66
(Vickii B. Jenvey and Heidi L. Jenvey, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Australia)

Chapter 3. The Necessity of Measures of Procedural Integrity to Ensure Effective Delivery of Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, pp. 67-94
(Thomas P. Kitchen, Phillip J. Belfiore, Holly L. Kitchen, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania)

Chapter 4. Comprehensive Intervention for High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: An In-Depth Case Study, pp. 95-118
(Jennifer A. Toomey, Christopher Lopata, Martin A. Volker, Marcus L. Thomeer, Summit Educational Resources, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY)

Chapter 5. Inclusion: Theory and Practice for Ex-Students of Special Schools, pp. 119-135
(Garry Hornby, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Chapter 6. The Contribution of Temperament and Intellectual Functioning to Social Behaviour in Children, pp. 137-154
(Efrat Zion and Vickii B.Jenvey, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Australia)

Chapter 7. Ideas for Teachers Working with Children Who Have Medical Conditions, pp. 155-167
(Nabors, L. A., Olsen, B., T., & Henderson, E, Department of Psychology University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)

Chapter 8. Transition for High School Special Education Students to Post-Secondary Environments: Best Practices, Benefits, and Barriers, pp. 169-182
(Jennifer L. Koehler, Tanya L. Eckert, Adrea J. Truckenmiller, Jennifer L. Rheinheimer, and Elizabeth A. Koenig, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY)

Chapter 9. Special Education for ASD Children: Implementation of Programmes Based on Innovative Technology, pp. 183-194
(Battocchi, G. Esposito, S. DeFalco & P. Venuti, Department of Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italy)

Chapter 9. Trained Peers' Interactions with Children with Autism during Play, pp. 195-224
(Serene Hyun-Jin Choi, Timo A. Nieminen, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)


      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 233 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-556-5
   Status: AV
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