Special Education in Canada

Paperback | February 5, 2014

byAlan L. Edmunds, Gail A. Edmunds

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This innovative and compelling introduction to creating differentiated learning environments uses engaging case studies throughout to highlight the diverse categories of exceptional students and frame a systemized method of identifying and defining their specialized needs. A textbook thatmakes special education come to life, Special Education in Canada equips teacher-candidates with the tools they need to help students reach their full potential.

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This innovative and compelling introduction to creating differentiated learning environments uses engaging case studies throughout to highlight the diverse categories of exceptional students and frame a systemized method of identifying and defining their specialized needs. A textbook thatmakes special education come to life, Special E...

Alan L. Edmunds, Ph.D. (Alberta), is associate professor of special education and educational psychology at the Faculty of Education at Western University. While his current research interests include behaviour and classroom management, learning disabilities, and highly precocious child writers, his longstanding dedication has always ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:February 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DedicationBrief ContentsFull ContentsPrefaceFrom the Publisher1. Meaningful Stories: Meaningful LearningA Constructivist ApproachThe Framework of the TextA Reminder2. Introduction to Special EducationWhat Is Special Education?The Modern History of Special EducationPrevalence of Students with ExceptionalitiesInclusionary PracticesApproaches to Special Education in CanadaSummaryLearning More about Special Education in Canada and around the World3. The Assessment and IEP ProcessSpecial Education: The Implementation of Exemplary Teaching PracticesWhat is Assessment?Why is Assessment Important?The Assessment and IEP ProcessSummaryLearning More about the Assessment and IEP Process4. Creating Exemplary Learning EnvironmentsExemplary Learning EnvironmentsClassroom BehaviourThe Tenets of Classroom ManagementPhase 1 - Understanding the Causes of Problematic BehavioursPhase 2 - Establishing a Psychologically Secure ClassroomSummaryLearning More about Exemplary Learning Environments5. Students with Learning DisabilitiesKarl's FileWhy Is Karl Considered to Have a Learning Disability?What Factors Contributed to Karl's Learning Disabilities?How Have Karl's Learning Disabilities Affected His Development?What Is School Like for Karl?What Educational Approach Is Best for Karl?How Is Karl Different from Other Students Who Have Learning Disabilities?Closing Karl's FileUpdating Karl's StorySummaryLearning More about Students with Learning DisabilitiesTaking It into Your Classroom6. Students with Behavioural DisordersLindsey's FileWhy Is Lindsey Considered to Have a Behavioural Disorder?What Factors Contributed to Lindsey's Behavioural Disorder?How Has Lindsey's Behavioural Disorder Affected Her Development?What Is School Like for Lindsey?What Educational Approach Is Best for Lindsey?How Is Lindsey Different from Other Students Who Have Behavioural Disorders?Closing Lindsey's FileUpdating Lindsey's StorySummaryLearning More about Students with Behavioural DisordersTaking It into Your Classroom7. Students Who Are Gifted and TalentedGeoffrey's FileWhy Is Geoffrey Considered to Be Gifted?What Factors Contributed to Geoffrey's Giftedness?How Has Geoffrey's Giftedness Affected His Development?What Is School Like for Geoffrey?What Educational Approach Is Best for Geoffrey?How Is Geoffrey Different from Other Students Who Are Gifted?Closing Geoffrey's FileUpdating Geoffrey's StorySummaryLearning More about Students Who Are Gifted and TalentedTaking It into Your Classroom8. Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesDavid's FileWhy Is David Considered to Have an Intellectual Disability?What Factors Contributed to David's Intellectual Disability?How Has David's Intellectual Disability Affected His Development?What Is School Like for David?What Educational Approach Is Best for David?How Is David Different from Other Students Who Have Intellectual Disabilities?Closing David's FileUpdating David's StorySummaryLearning More about Students with Intellectual DisabilitiesTaking It into Your Classroom9. Students with AutismZachary's FileWhy Is Zachary Considered to be Autistic?What Factors Contributed to Zachary's Autism?How Has Zachary's Autism Affected His Development?What Therapies Did Zachary Experience Before Entering School?What was the Transition to School Like for Zachary?What Is School Like for Zachary?What Educational Approach Is Best for Zachary?How Is Zachary Different from Other Students with Autism?Closing Zachary's FileUpdating Zachary's StorySummaryLearning More about Students with AutismTaking It into Your Classroom10. Students with Multiple DisabilitiesMonique's FileWhat Are Monique's Multiple Disabilities?What Factors Contributed to Monique's Disabilities?How Have Monique's Disabilities Affected Her Development?What Is School Like for Monique?What Educational Approach Is Best for Monique?How Is Monique Different from Other Students Who Have Multiple Disabilities?Closing Monique's FileUpdating Monique's StorySummaryLearning More about Students with Multiple DisabilitiesTaking It into Your Classroom11. Students with Sensory ImpairmentsTyler's FileWhy Is Tyler Considered to be Sensory Impaired?What Factors Contributed to Tyler's Sensory Impairment?How Has Tyler's Sensory Impairment Affected His Development?What Is School Like for Tyler?What Educational Approach Is Best for Tyler?How Is Tyler Different from Other Students Who Have Sensory Impairments?Closing Tyler's FileSummaryLearning More about Students Who Have Sensory ImpairmentsTaking It into Your Classroom12. Students Who Are At-RiskOwen's FileWhy is Owen Considered to be At-Risk?How Has Owen's Development Been Affected by the Trauma He Has Experienced?What Has School Been Like for Owen?What Educational Approach Is Best for Owen?How Is Owen Different from Other Students Who Are At-Risk?Closing Owen's FileSummaryLearning More about Students Who Are At-RiskTaking It into Your Classroom13. Creating Your Own Special StoriesLearning MoreOngoing Professional Development in Special EducationTaking It into Your ClassroomYour Own Special StoriesClosing Our FileReferencesCreditsIndex

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"This is a text that is so readable that my students actually enjoy reading their chapters. The information is factually appropriate and presented in a way that leads students through the material and makes it memorable." -Eva Gabriele van der Giessen, Laurentian University