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This text teaches effective pedagogy in a practical, realistic way for the special educator. Readers learn how to provide social, behavioral and academic support to students in the general education curriculum and context but also learn how to provide explicit and intensive support for students with disabilities to ensure learning.
This methods text is a practical, user-friendly guide for the prospective or practicing special education teacher that offers specific suggestions for how to promote student learning in inclusive settings at both elementary and secondary levels for students with high incidence disabilities. Special Features:| Research-to-practice boxes in every chapter provide snapshots of important studies related to topics and issues in inclusive education Literacy development is covered in great depth and is the focus of five chapters One chapter is devoted to formal and informal classroom-based assessment Covers special education methodology from elementary to secondary grades, which reflects the grade-span of the majority of special education teacher education programs A focus on high incidence disabilities, covering learning disabilities, mild mental retardation and emotional disorders Filled with real-life descriptions of evidence-based practices, each chapter includes vignettes that bring the realities of the inclusive classroom alive Strong emphasis on general education-special education collaboration Reviewer Buzz:| "...This is an outstanding text on inclusive educational strategies presenting the most current, research-based practices in meeting the needs of diverse learners in inclusive classrooms."| Professor Stephanie Kurtts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Meet the Authors:| Diane Haager is a professor at California State University, Los Angeles, focusing on methods for teaching students with high incidence disabilities. A former special educator and reading specialist, her research interests include effective reading instruction for English language learners and students with learning disabilities. Janette Klingner is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years before earning a Ph.D. in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the University of Miami. Research foci include outcomes for students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms and professional development in evidence-based practices.