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Please call Holly for your Southern California Advocacy needs. 805 512-2034

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Catalog of Special Education Books

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Special Education, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package (4th Edition)

Author: Marilyn Friend
ISBN:0133400824
Publication Date:2013-06-20
List Price:$102.67
Lowest New Price:$79.99
Rank:52007
Description:

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The Fourth Edition of Marilyn Friend’s Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals gives the most authentic, current, research-based introductory account on the field of special education to date. Advocating real teachers, real families and students, real classrooms, and real research, this comprehensive resource emphasizes contemporary concepts and evidence-based practices that prepare teachers and other education professionals for their evolving roles in education and the well-being of students with disabilities. Combining current research with practical information, the text offers structure and predictability for novices to the field of special education and for educators working in this challenging age of high standards and accountability. 

 

Thoroughly revised and updated and throughout to provide a multi-dimensional view of the field, with a mix of key concepts and immediately applicable information, the new edition emphasizes: the specific disability areas, the historical background and characteristics of special education students, prevalence data, assessment, service delivery, research-based instructional practices, parent perspectives, issues related to the disability area, curriculum access, inclusive practices, professional collaboration, student diversity, RTI, technological advancements, and now the text is written to reach a broader range of professionals working in the field.

 

Because special education is made up of real children and real professionals, the author helps to put a “face” on the field to enliven and authenticate the information for novices. Each chapter features stories of individuals with disabilities, from the parents of children with disabilities, and from professionals who work in the field. Readers of this truly exceptional resource will come away with the best understanding of the expectations for educators and students, and learn how critical concepts translate into educational practices. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video.

 

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0133400824 / 9780133400823 Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, Loose-Leaf Version with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

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  • 0132836742 / 9780132836746 Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals Loose Leaf Version
  • 0133397394 / 9780133397390 Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card  

 


Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
ISBN:1452216770
Publication Date:2014-07-09
List Price:$99.00
Lowest New Price:$77.62
Rank:17371
Description:
The Fifth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Gargiulo’s text encourages a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. The book provides students a rare glimpse 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 of Gargiulo’s groundbreaking text maintains the broad context and research focus for which it is known, while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals. 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 strong foundational perspective on broad topics that affect all individuals with an exceptionality. In Part II, Gargiulo engages students with thorough examinations of individual exceptionalities, and discusses historical, personal, and educational details of each exceptionality as it affects a person across the lifespan.

“This is a well-written, comprehensive, well-organized text. It is obvious that much thought has been put into the supplementary materials and features.”—Jenny Fererro, Palomar College

The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed (Second Edition)

Author: Linda Wilmshurst
ISBN:047061515X
Publication Date:2010-09-14
List Price:$24.95
Lowest New Price:$13.99
Rank:91104
Description:
Provides an insider's view of the special education process for parents and teachers. This book explores the special education process-from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for special needs children. Step by step the authors reveal the stages of identification, assessment, and intervention, and help readers to better understand special needs children's legal rights and how to become an active, effective member of a child's educational team. Grounded in more than twenty-five years of working with students, parents, and educators, the authors provide significant insight into what they have learned about the special education. This book fills the gap in the literature for the millions of children receiving special education services and the parents who are clamoring for information on this topic.
  • Includes valuable tools, checklists, sample forms, and advice for working with special education students
  • Demystifies the special education process, from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for children
This new edition discusses Response-to-Intervention (RTI), a new approach to diagnosing learning disabilities in the classroom; has an expanded coverage of autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder; and includes a revamped Resources section.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

Author: Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
ISBN:1892320169
Publication Date:2007-03-01
List Price:$29.95
Lowest New Price:$18.26
Rank:12658
Description:
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.

Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Allan G. Osborne
ISBN:1483303144
Publication Date:2014-04-07
List Price:$41.95
Lowest New Price:$35.35
Rank:65994
Description:

The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated!

Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features:

  • Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE
  • New analysis of parent and student rights
  • Guidance on discipline
  • A preventative approach to special education litigation
  • Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law

The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Author: Catherine Creighton
ISBN:086586506X
Publication Date:2015-11-16
List Price:$26.95
Lowest New Price:$21.86
Rank:37920
Description:
Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and individual professional development. Required reading for pre-service teachers, essential for the new teacher,and a refresher for veteran special educators, The Survival Guide belongs on every educator s bookshelf.

The second edition of The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers is a must-have handbook for all new teachers both those in special education and those teaching in general education inclusive classrooms. The best part is the personal commentary and opportunities for reflection strategically placed throughout the guide. They make you feel like you have a mentor there to help you every step of the way.
Denise Whitford, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Purdue University College of Education


Special Education: Best Practices in Focus

Author: Michael J. Cohen
ISBN:0692489819
Publication Date:2015-07-17
List Price:$12.99
Lowest New Price:$10.58
Rank:1348154
Description:
The objective of this book is to provide educators a comprehensive yet concise collection of best practices for special education. Albeit there is seemingly no end to the amount of information available, it can seem a daunting task to finding material distilled and ready for practical application. In this work, the reader will find sixteen short chapters detailing some of the most essential methodologies to employ in the classroom.

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Author: Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
ISBN:1892320207
Publication Date:2010-01-01
List Price:$12.95
Lowest New Price:$7.99
Rank:13838
Description:
Whether you are the parent of a child with special education needs, a seasoned educator, or a professional advocate, you have questions about Individualized Education Programs, (IEPs). In this comprehensive, easy to read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP Teams and IEP Meetings, Parental Rights and Consent, Steps in Developing the IEP, Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology and Strategies to Resolve Disagreements.

Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality

Author: Richard M. Gargiulo
ISBN:1506310702
Publication Date:2017-01-23
List Price:$123.00
Lowest New Price:$97.00
Rank:269640
Description:

2015 Recipient of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA)

 

The Sixth Edition of Richard Gargiulo’s well-respected Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and easy-to-read introduction to special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, the book provides students with the skills and knowledge to become successful teachers. Richard Gargiulo and new co-author Emily Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the human side of special education. Their book provides students a rare 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. 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 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.

 

 

 


Special Education Law, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package (3rd Edition)

Author: Nikki L. Murdick
ISBN:0133399850
Publication Date:2013-06-07
List Price:$72.00
Lowest New Price:$66.90
Rank:108711
Description:

This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText.

 

Special Education Law, 3/e captures the evolving nature of special education legislation—from historic bases for special education services, to the first passage of IDEA, to the Improvement Act of 2004. Using carefully selected cases, it illustrates the background for each enacted law and offers case briefs with questions to prompt discussion. An in-depth look at six legislative principles untangles complex issues of free appropriate public education, nondiscriminatory evaluation, program development, least restrictive environment, procedural due process, and parental participation. Fully revised, this edition includes information on Rosa's Law, the latest CEC ethics standards,  sections on RtI and EIS, and a new chapter on future issues in special education.

 

 

0133399850 / 9780133399851 Special Education Law, Loose-Leaf Version with Pearson eText -- Access Card

 

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0133123332 / 9780133123333 Special Education Law Loose Leaf Version

0133398013 / 9780133398014 Special Education Law, Pearson eText -- Access Card

 


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