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Brief Reference of Student Disabilities

Brief Reference of Student Disabilities
...With Strategies for the Classroom

Second Edition

September 2008 | 272 pages | Corwin
This updated comprehensive 'ready reference' begins with an overview of legal issues that teachers need to know, and how these issues can affect the disciplining of students with disabilities. The book then offers insights into creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, with special emphasis on understanding various types of student disabilities.

In addition to suggestions for classroom instruction, other features include:

- Definitions and characteristics of disabilities

- Compilation of common disability-related acronyms

- List of children's books dealing with disabilities

- Directory of programs and resources for students with disabilities

A Cautionary Note
About the Author
1. What Educators Need to Know About the Law
What the Law Provides  
Discipline and Students With Disabilities  
The Collaborative Team  
2. How Teachers Can Create a Positive Learning Environment
Creating an Inclusive Environment  
Teaching Students About Disabilities  
Including Parents  
3. Understanding the Parents of Exceptional Children
4. Disabilities and Health Disorders: Strategies for Educators
Asperger Syndrome  
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  
Auditory Processing Disorder  
Bipolar Disorder  
Cerebral Palsy  
Down Syndrome  
Emotional Disturbance  
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome  
Gifted Students With Learning Disabilties  
Head Injury  
Hearing Impairment  
Learning Disabilities  
Mental Retardation  
Muscular Dystrophy  
Speech Disorders  
Spina Bifida  
Spinal Cord Injury  
Tourette Syndrome  
Visual Impairment  
Visual Processing Disorder  
5. Other Health Conditions
Heart Conditions  
A Note About Medications  
Behavior Interventions  
Resource A: Acronyms
Resource B: Public Agencies Offering Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities and Their Families
State Education Departments  
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies  
Office of the State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities  
State Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilties Agencies  
State Developmental Disabilities Councils  
State Mental Health Agencies  
Protection and Advocacy Agencies and Client Assistance Programs  
Programs for Children With Special Health Care Needs  
University Affiliated Programs  
Directory of National Information Sources on Disabilities (NIS)  
Resource C: Children's Books About Disabilities
Resource D: Associations to Contact
Resource E: Similarities and Differences: ADHD and Early Onset Bipolar Disorder

“I have not encountered such a comprehensive and accessible guide to teaching students with disabilities. I often give this book as a welcoming gift to new teachers at my school.”

Joseph Staub, Resource Specialist Teacher
Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

“The format is great! Teachers will love the easy-to-access information, which can serve as a springboard for more in-depth study.”

Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
Towson University

“The book is full of useful information and is organized in such a way to help educators easily find information. There are also useful resources to help parents.”

Nicole Guyon, Special Educator
Westerly School Department, Cranston, RI

This book is also very usefull for our students, but we only have recommended literature in our course. Students should pick out titles according to their own needs and interest. We recomment a list of books to them. This book is one of the books they can choose. We recomment reading this title.

Dr Jan Marten Praamsma
Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sci, Utrecht University
February 15, 2012

Ease of use. Concise, clear and acurate information. The students love this book. These are adult learners who can use the information in the text without getting bogged down. The threads of knowledge that connect through the book are picked up by the students in their writing.

Ms Kathleen Ahern
Psychology, Community College of Vermont - Upper Valley
November 8, 2010

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Chapter 1: What Educators Need to Know About the Law

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