Special Education

Multilingual aspects of signed language communication and disorder

Multilingual aspects of signed language communication and disorder

by David Quinto-Pozos

 callnumbericon P 117 M85 2014       ED-61804

Language: English  

Publisher: Bristol : Multilingual Matters, [2014]

Summary:     Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language. However, comparatively little research has focused on communication disorders in signed language users. For some deaf children, atypicality is viewed as a phase that they will outgrow, and this results in late identification of linguistic or cognitive deficits that might have been addressed earlier. This volume takes a step towards describing different types of atypicality in language communicated in the signed modality such as linguistic impairment caused by deficits in visual processing, difficulties with motor movements, and neurological decline. Chapters within the book also consider communication differences in hearing children acquiring signed and spoken languages.

Play therapy and Aspergers syndrome helping children and adolescents grow connect and heal through the art of play

Play therapy and Asperger's syndrome : helping children and adolescents grow, connect, and heal through the art of play

by Kevin B. Hull

 callnumbericon RJ 506 A9 H85 2011       ED-61812

Language: English  

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Jason Aronson, 2011

Summary:   "Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal Through the Art of Play" is for the mental health professional (psychologist, licensed counselor, licensed social worker) who utilizes play therapy and who works with children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. This book is also for the graduate student learning effective therapy approaches to use with children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. The book provides a history of Asperger's syndrome and the challenges that often arise in therapy with this population. The book examines therapist characteristics and skills necessary to effectively utilize play therapy with young people diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome presents the main therapeutic themes of children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and play therapy techniques are provided for each theme to address the emotional, behavioral, and relational challenges. A separate chapter is devoted to issues of divorce and grief/loss and presents specific play therapy techniques to help children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome during these potentially tumultuous life events. Each chapter presents play therapy techniques to help build family connections and help parents/caregivers connect in a deeper understanding of their child or adolescent diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

   
Resilient classrooms creating healthy environments for learning

Resilient classrooms : creating healthy environments for learning

by Beth Doll; Katherine Brehm; Steven Zucker

 callnumbericon LC 4091 D65 2014       ED-61825

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2014]

Summary:     This indispensable practitioner resource presents classroom-based strategies for supporting all students' success and psychological wellness in grades K-9. The authors clearly explain what makes a classroom a healthy place to learn. They describe effective procedures for recognizing when a classroom is lacking essential supports, intervening to put missing supports into place, and evaluating the effects on learning and development. Rich case studies show how the strategies have been used by actual educators. Reproducible worksheets and planning tools are included; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

The SAGE handbook of special education

The SAGE handbook of special education

by Lani Florian

 callnumbericon (R) LC 3965 S24 2014       EDUC-3950 v.1       EDUC-3951 v.2

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2014

Summary:     The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion. This brand new edition features: "New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning "The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities "Policy reform proposals "Equity and social justice in education "The impact of new thinking on assessment "Issues and developments in classification "The preparation and qualifications that teachers need The Handbook's breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.

 

Special education in contemporary society an introduction to exceptionality

Special education in contemporary society : an introduction to exceptionality

by Richard M. Gargiulo

 callnumbericon LC 3981 G37 2015       ED-61837

Edition: 5th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2015]

Summary:     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.

 

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