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More About This Title A Survival Kit for the Special Education Teacher
Purpose of the Guide.
Helpful and Unique Features of the Book.
Part 1: Clinical Issues for Special Educators.
Section 1: Introduction: Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher and Roles of the Special Education Teacher.
Section 2: The Clinical or Case Study Method.
Suggested Prereferral Strategies.
Initiating the Clinical or Case Study Method.
School Symptoms Exhibited by High-Risk Students.
How Emotional Problems Affect a Child's Ability to Function in the Classroom.
Symptomatic Behavior Possibly Indicating More Serious Problems.
How to Determine the Severity of a Potential Problem.
Common Avoidance Behaviors.
Energy Drain and its Effect on Behavior and Learning.
Part 2: The Special Education Process.
Section 3: Screening and Referral Process.
Pupil personnel teams, child study teams.
Dealing with parent intakes and interviews.
Examining school records.
Understanding the child's behavior during testing.
Reporting test results to parents and teachers.
Part 3: Evaluation Measures, Interpretation, and Analysis.
Section 4: How to Analyze a Student's Intellectual Profile Effectively.
Intellectual Evaluations— Introduction.
The Wschsler Scales of Intelligence.
Diagnostic Patterns of the Wechsler Scales.
How to Determine Modality or Channel Strengths and Weaknesses on the Wechsler Scales.
How to Determine Process Strengths and Weaknesses on the Wechsler Scales.
Other Forms of Analysis Using the Wechsler Scales.
Section 5: How to Effectively Determine a Student's Academic Strengths and Weaknesses.
Objectives of an Educational Evaluation.
Specific Skill Areas.
More Widely Used Tests.
Section 6: How to Effectively Evaluate a Student's Perceptual Strengths and Weaknesses.
The Learning Process.
Diagnostic Symptoms for Perceptual Disabilities.
Section 7: How to Write a Comprehensive Report.
Organizing a Psychoeducational Report.
Part 4: The Special Educator's Role in the Special Education Process.
Section 8: Basic Educational Law for Special Educators.
Understanding Committees on Special Education.
Responsibilities of the Committee on Special Education.
The Concept of Procedural Due Process.
What the Special Educator Needs to Know if Asked to Present at the CSE.
Section 9: Suggested Materials for a CSE Presentation.
Initial Referral Forms.
Other Required Information and Procedures.
Section 10: Understanding Individual Educational Plans.
General Identifying Data.
Current Placement Data.
Recommendations by the CSE.
Goals and Objectives.
Alternate Testing Modifications.
Section 11: What You Need to Know about Testing Modifications.
Student Eligibility for Use of Testing Techniques.
Criteria for Alternate Testing Techniques.
Alternate Testing Techniques that Modify Manner of Presentation.
Alternate Testing Techniques that Modify Manner of Response.
Alternate Testing Techniques that Modify Process Used to Derive Response.
Special Education Teacher's Role and Responsibilities for Implementation of Alternate Testing Techniques.
Section 12: Least Restrictive Educational Placements.
Section 13: The Special Educator's Role in the Annual Review Process.
Section 14: The Special Educator's Role in Triennial Evaluations.
Part 5: Classroom Management Techniques for Special Education Teachers.
Section 15: Classroom Management of Different Personality Styles.
The Aggressive Child.
The Withdrawn Child.
The Underachieving Child.
The Frightened Child.
The Slow-Learning Child.
Section 16: Working with the Learning Disabled Child in the Classroom---Instructional Techniques.
Section 17: Working with the Emotionally Disabled Child in the Classroom.
Section 18: Working with the Mentally Disabled Child in the Classroom.
Part 6: What Special Education Teachers Need to Know About
Section 19: What Special Educators Need to Know About Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Section 20: What Special Educators Need to Know about Dyslexia.
History of Dyslexia.
Characteristics for Early Detection.
What Should You Do if You Suspect that a Child Has Dyslexia?
Tests to Include in the Psychoeducational Evaluation.
Organizations to contact to Get More Information.
Section 21: What Special Educators Need to Know about Adolescent Depression.
Criteria to Consider.
Section 22: What Special Educators Need to Know about Medication.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Anxiety or Panic Disorders.
Section 23: What Special Educators Need to Know about Common Psychological Disorders.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Specific Developmental Disorders.
Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
Anxiety Disorders of Childhood.
Other Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.
Specific Personality Disorders.
Section 24: What Special Educators Need to Know about Being a Mandated Reporter of Abuse and Neglect.
Procedures to Follow if You Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect.
Clinical and Behavior Clues to Possible Abuse.
Section 25: Diagnosing the Learning Disabled Child.
Who is Not a Student with a Learning Disability.
Severe Learning Discrepancy.
Part 7: Practical Parenting Tips for Parents.
Section 26: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Work with Their Children on Homework.
Section 27. How Special Educators Can Help Parents use Effective Discipline.
Section 28: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Communicate Better with Their Children.
Section 29: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Improve Their Child's Self-esteem.
Section 30: What Parents Need to Know about Retention.
Section 31: LD Organizations and Information Services.
Section 32: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Improve Their Child's Study Skills.
Section 33: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Improve Their Child's Reading.
Section 34: How Special Educators Can Help Parents Improve Their Child's Comprehension.
Listening Strategies for Promoting Comprehension.
General Strategies for Increasing Comprehension.
Part 8: Appendixes.
Section 35: Parent Conference Handouts.
How to Improve a Child's Self-esteem.
How to Detect Learning Problems in Children.
How to Help Children with Homework.
How to Help Children with Reading at Home.
How to Communicate with Children.
How to Spot Possible Learning Disabilities.
Section 36: Examples of Psychoeducational Reports.
Report for a Student in the Primary Grades.
Report for a Student in Secondary School.
Section 37: Abbreviations.
Section 38: Glossaries of Special Education Terminology.