New Arrivals

Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion

The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Environment: Promoting Meaningful Access, Participation, and Inclusion offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the environment practices across the ...

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Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior

Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. Functional Communication Training delineates an individualized instructional approach that teaches children socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming ...

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Social Studies & Exceptional Learners

Even as students with disabilities are more fully included in general education settings, there is a significant lack of resources on teaching social studies to these exceptional learners. This book fills that important gap. In Social Studies & Exceptional Learners, Darren Minarik and Timothy Lintner bring together the latest research in special education and social studies in this easy-to-use guide ...

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IEPs for ELs and Other Diverse Learners

High-quality IEPs are fundamental for guiding the educational process of and developing goals for students who require special education services. English learners (ELs) and other students with learning, emotional, or behavioral disabilities present unique challenges to educators responsible for referring, assessing, and placing them. IEPs for ELs provides educators with numerous research-based strategies and examples of how to write effective ...

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The Paraeducator’s Survival Guide

Written by Kent Gerlach, author of Let’s Team Up: A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators & Principals,  this quick-reference laminated guide helps paraeducators survive and thrive as important members of school teams. The guide clarifies paraeducators’ roles and responsibilities in various settings and also covers ethical and professional guidelines, the importance of teamwork, ways to effectively support teacher-directed instruction and curriculum, ...

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High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: The Final Report of the HLP Writing Team

Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and expertise. The roles and practice ...

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Elizabeth Farrell and the History of Special Education, 2nd ed.

This is the inspirational story of a genuine American hero: the woman who “created” special education and devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of children and American public schooling. Elizabeth Farrell was the founder of the first “ungraded” class in U.S. public schools, the developer of the basic principles and concepts under which special education still ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners

Many teacher resources explore the fundamentals of universal design for learning (UDL). This book takes UDL to the next level for educators who understand the basics—and can’t wait to start using UDL in their lesson plans and classrooms. In Your UDL Lesson Planner, Patti Kelly Ralabate walks teachers through the entire UDL lesson planning process, from developing learning goals to ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, 2nd edition

Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable text and practitioner guide has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. The publication features to a ...

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K–12 students ...

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Using Data to Improve Student Learning

In today’s educational environment, the effective use of data is essential to the teaching and learning process. Data is not only used to inform instructional decision making, but it also serves as the primary accountability measure at all levels within a school system. In the classroom, within a school building, and across an entire district, data is a critical vehicle ...

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Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools

Throughout the United States, increasing numbers of students are being educated in charter schools. Although the educators in these schools may think they are prepared to tackle any problem related to teaching and learning, personnel, financial management, and community relations, many charter schools are overwhelmed by the need for complying with federal rules and regulations while at the same time ...

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