To succeed in increasingly diverse classrooms, tomorrow's special educators need explicit training on working effectively with all families. Prepare the next generation of teachers with this accessible text, developed by two highly respected experts on cultural and linguistic diversity and inclusive education.Ideal for use as a supplementary textbook in a wide range of courses related to special education, this book gives educators a practical framework for cultural reciprocity—a process that helps professionals and families examine their own values, respect each other's differences, and collaborate skillfully to benefit children. Educators will learn how tostrengthen awareness of their own cultural identities and rolesexplore how their values and beliefs might affect interactions with familiessidestep stereotypes by treating each family and situation as uniqueensure successful IEP meetings through effective cross-cultural communicationavoid "right versus wrong" assumptions about parenting styles and practicesunderstand how diverse families might view key special education goals—independence, individuality, and workcombine ideas from different value systems to arrive at solutions that work for everyonechallenge the ways in which mainstream culture shapes special education policies and practicesThe authors draw on their own experiences and research to describe applications of cultural reciprocity, including reader-friendly textboxes and memorable personal anecdotes.To give special educators a deeper, more nuanced understanding of cultural reciprocity, the text also includes three chapter-long case studies that further illustrate the process at work. Readers will learn from the challenges and successes of an African American researcher working with a group of teenage mothers; two teacher educators collaborating on the Special Educators Entering a Diverse Society (SEEDS) project; and an Asian Indian teacher educator leading a class of mostly Caucasian students.A key text for future special educators—and a valuable resource for inservice training—this book will help teachers build strong collaborative relationships with diverse families and ensure that all children receive the best possible education.
|Essentials of Transition Planning|
by Paul Wehman Ph.D. (Author)
For young people with disabilities, crossing the bridge to adulthood will be empowering instead of intimidating—when their support teams know the essentials of effective transition planning. Now all the fundamentals of well-crafted transition plans are collected in one concise quick-guide, straight from one of the top authorities on helping young people live fulfilling adult lives.
The keystone of an innovative new series of practical transition guides, this down-to-earth guidebook is a...
|Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth|
by Valerie L. Mazzotti and Dawn A. Rowe (Author)
Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth presents the core principles and practices of collaboration that best support transition-aged youth with disabilities-and their families. Val Mazzotti and Dawn Rowe discuss the key roles and responsibilities of youth and their families, school personnel, and community service providers. A series of 'research in practice' vignettes illustrates how to implement evidence-based strategies and activities, providing a step-by-step...
|Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version - Access Code Package (8th Edition) (What's New in Special Education)|
by Marilyn Friend (Author), Lynne Cook (Author)
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|Transition by Design: Improving Equity and Outcomes for Adolescents with Disabilities (Disability, Culture, and Equity Series)|
by Audrey A. Trainor (Author), Alfredo J. Artiles (Series Editor), Elizabeth B. Kozleski (Series Editor), David J. Connor (Series Editor)
Transitions to adulthood for adolescents with disabilities are as diverse as the adolescents themselves. While there have been marked improvements for students with disabilities, there is still concern that employment education and independent living outcomes are not equitable across groups of students. For example, adolescents of color are more likely to face exclusionary discipline procedures in school resulting in detention and court involvement which, in turn, can limit access to...
|Wrightslaw: All About IEPs|
by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright (Author), Sandra Webb O'Connor (Author)
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...
|Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults, Second Edition|
by Kathryn Kohnert (Author)
Language Disorders in Bilingual Children and Adults, second edition, provides speech-language pathologists, advanced students in communication disorders programs, and clinical language researchers with information needed to formulate and respond to questions related to effective service delivery to bilingual children and adults with suspected or confirmed language disorders. The bilinguals of interest represent varying levels of first and second language proficiency across the lifespan....
|Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook|
by Robert E. O'Neill (Author), Richard W. Albin (Author), Keith Storey (Author), Robert H. Horner (Author), Jeffrey R. Sprague (Author)
This guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and other readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs.
|Effective Assessment of Students: Determining Responsiveness to Instruction|
by Shireen Pavri (Author)
Situated in a Response-to-Intervention framework, this textbook presents an overview of research-based assessment techniques for both general and special educators who work with students struggling with academic and behavioral difficulties. While covering a wide range of standardized, informal, alternative, ecological, and curriculum-based assessments, this book focuses on three core elements of the Response-to-Intervention approach: an emphasis on student...
|The Inclusion Facilitator's Guide|
by Cheryl Jorgensen Ph.D. (Author), Mary Schuh Ph.D. (Author), Jan Nisbet Ph.D. (Author)
Inclusion facilitators are educators who do more than teach children with disabilities—they advocate for change in schools and communities, sparking a passion for inclusion in teachers, administrators, and families and giving them the practical guidance they need to make it work. This is an essential new role in today’s schools, and this guide prepares staff for the challenges of facilitating full inclusion.
Whether used to prepare preservice educators or to augment the skills of...
|Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals (7th Edition)|
by Marilyn Friend (Author), Lynne Cook (Author)
The most widely-used text on the topic of collaboration, Interactions is a guide for preprofessionals and professionals to help them understand and participate effectively in their interactions with other school professionals and parents, in an increasingly diverse world that is also now routinely electronically and globally connected.
Interactions presents theory and conceptual principles...