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Special Education in Contemporary Society- Vantage Digital Option
An Introduction to Exceptionality

Seventh Edition


January 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2599-0


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Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, Special Education in Contemporary Society provides readers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that are crucial to constructing learning environments that allow all students to reach their full potential (see details below to learn more about the text). Special Education in Contemporary Society-Vantage Digital Option, Seventh Edition delivers trusted textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Special Education in Contemporary Society, Seventh Edition

Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and readable introduction to the dynamic field of special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, this book provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that are crucial to constructing learning environments that allow all students to reach their full potential. Authors Richard M. Gargiulo and Emily C. Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the “human” side of special education, providing students with a look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives. The new edition maintains the broad context and research focus for which the book is known while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals.

 
PART 1 • FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
 
Chapter 1 • Special Education in Context: People, Concepts, and Perspectives
 
Chapter 2 • Policies, Practices, and Programs
 
Chapter 3 • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Exceptionality
 
Chapter 4 • Parents, Families, and Exceptionality
 
Chapter 5 • Assistive Technology
 
PART 2 • A STUDY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES
 
Chapter 6 • Individuals With Intellectual Disability
 
Chapter 7 • Individuals With Learning Disabilities
 
Chapter 8 • Individuals With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
 
Chapter 9 • Individuals With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
 
Chapter 10 • Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
 
Chapter 11 • Individuals With Speech and Language Impairments
 
Chapter 12 • Individuals With Hearing Impairments
 
Chapter 13 • Individuals With Visual Impairments
 
Chapter 14 • Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Health Disabilities, and Related Low-Incidence Disabilities
 
Chapter 15 • Individuals Who Are Gifted and Talented

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KEY FEATURES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, SEVENTH EDITION

  • Each chapter utilizes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) initial-level special educator preparation standards.
  • The text is organized into two distinct parts to offer students a truly comprehensive and humane understanding of exceptionality:
    • In Part I, readers are provided a strong foundational perspective on broad topics that affect all individuals with an exceptionality.
    • In Part II, the authors engage students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities and discuss historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes in the categorical chapters, primarily written by parents of children with disabilities, offer personal stories on the exceptionality studied in a specific chapter. Through these vignettes, students gain a firsthand, vivid account of these parents, their fears and frustrations, their accomplishments and triumphs, and the issues they face on a daily basis.
  • Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning boxes provide instructional strategies, tips, techniques, and other ideas for the classroom.

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