Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education is a research-based general approach to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. This book emphasizes classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. It features Canadian research, policies, and practices, information on how to access provincial/territorial and federal websites, networks and organizations relating to exceptionalities in Canada.
Genre: Special education, Editor: , Pages: 528 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 020553385X


Your desk reference for success with exceptional students Today’s teachers, especially the many who work with students with special needs, are pressed to know a little something about everything. Expertise is needed in different content and pedagogical areas, but knowledge of different types of disabilities is required as well. Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott have assembled another reader-friendly What Really Works resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. Each chapter is presented in an easy-access and practical format suited for busy professionals. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect Content areas like reading and math Specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities Pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations Other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration As education trends promote the inclusion of students with exceptionalities, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works...and what doesn’t.
Genre: Education, Editor: Corwin Press, Pages: 392 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506363493


Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners offers an in-depth look at the needs and lived experiences of students who are twice-exceptional. This book: Includes detailed examinations of co-occurring disabilities commonly found in twice-exceptional populations. Features studies of ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, OCD, and more. Bridges the divide between research about and practical strategies for teaching gifted students with learning challenges. Is Ideal for university teacher preparation courses and graduate programs. Provides strength-based strategies that focus on students' unique gifts and talents. Each chapter includes a comprehensive literature review, suggested interventions, resources for further exploration, and vignettes that highlight experiences of twice-exceptional students and the behaviors and needs that practitioners might commonly see in the classroom.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 316 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000490220


Twice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. They're called lazy and unmotivated. But they're not: a diagnosis, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or anxiety, masks their giftedness. Or their giftedness blocks educators from seeing their struggles. Often, educators don't have the tools to meet their needs. This book bridges that gap to help teachers recognize, support, and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of 2e students.wice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. They're called lazy and unmotivated. But they're not: a diagnosis, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or anxiety, masks their giftedness. Or their giftedness blocks educators from seeing their struggles. Often, educators don't have the tools to meet their needs. This book bridges that gap to help teachers recognize, support, and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of 2e students.
Genre: Children with mental disabilities, Editor: Free Spirit Publishing, Pages: 232 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1631984853


A powerful model for helping struggling students succeed How can you ensure that you are grading your exceptional students fairly? Teachers receive very little guidance for grading students with disabilities, English learners, and those receiving services through a response-to-intervention (RTI) process. This practitioner-friendly book provides an effective framework for assigning grades that are accurate, meaningful, and legally defensible. The authors’ easy-to-follow, five-step standards-based inclusive grading model helps teachers: Determine appropriate expectations for each student Understand the differences between accommodations and modifications Grade based on modified expectations Communicate the meaning of grades to students and their families
Genre: Education, Editor: Corwin Press, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452269429


Special Education: What It Is and Why We Need It provides a thorough examination of the basic concept of special education, a discussion of specific exceptionalities, and constructive responses to common criticisms of special education. Whether you’re a teacher, school administrator, teacher-educator, or simply interested in the topic, you will learn just what special education is, who gets it or who should get it, and why it is necessary. The second edition of this brief yet powerful primer will help you build the foundation of a realistic, rational view of the basic assumptions and knowledge on which special education rests.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 166 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781351813860


Recognize and support twice-exceptional (2e) learners to help them succeed in school—and beyond. Twice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. Even as awareness of 2e learners has grown, educators are still in need of practical tools to recognize and support their twice-exceptional students. This book answers that need, providing teachers with accessible information about twice-exceptional diagnoses and suggested accommodations, modifications, and collaboration with other educational professionals. Dedicated to the needs of all 2e learners, the first part of the book covers identifying and understanding 2e students, strength-based instruction, motivation and self-regulation, and executive functioning skills. The second part details how gifted students are affected by another diagnosis, including: Specific learning disabilities ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Processing difficulties Anxiety-based diagnoses Depression and other mood disorders This book equips educators with information that will make it easier for them to advocate for their 2e students, including what they need to know about the individualized education plan (IEP) and Section 504 plan process. Special topics, such as gifted students with physical disabilities, students experiencing trauma, and gifted learners from diverse backgrounds, are also included. With Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom, educators can better identify, support, and meet the needs of their 2e students.
Genre: Education, Editor: Free Spirit Publishing, Pages: 249 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781631984860


Your desk reference for success with exceptional students As education trends promote the inclusion of students with special needs, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works…and what doesn’t. With personal experiences, references, and reproducibles, this book identifies evidence-based practices in an easy-access format. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect: Content areas like reading and math Specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities Pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations Other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration
Genre: Education, Editor: Corwin Press, Pages: 392 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506363509


In every category of exceptional learners, there are some learners who struggle with social skills. This guide provides PreK – 5th grade teachers with evidence-based, practical, teacher-friendly, strategies for helping children with special needs build social skills. Written by experienced classroom teachers, this guide recommends interventions for strengthening important social skills, including communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills. It includes Tier 1 interventions for educators to use in the context of ongoing academic instruction, Tier 2 strategies for short periods of small group instruction, and Tier 3 interventions for intensive instruction or support. Each of the interventions listed are broken down into four parts: structure, teach, rehearse, and reinforce. These ready-to-use strategies will help classroom teachers promote social competence in diverse learners.
Genre: Education, Editor: National Professional Resources Inc, Pages: 6 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781938539008


In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.
Genre: Education, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 384 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190645472