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Educating Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities -- Edited by Fred P. Orelove, Ph.D., Dick Sobsey, Ed.D., & Rosanne K. Silberman, Ed.D.

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Now in its fourth edition, this highly respected, bestselling textbook gives undergraduate and graduate students up-to-the-minute research and strategies for educating children with severe and multiple disabilities. This popular core text — for 15 years, a staple of teacher training programs in special education and related fields — thoroughly prepares preservice professionals with comprehensive coverage of the topics they’ll need to know about. This expanded edition gives readers

  • a new chapter outlining an integrated, collaborative approach to planning, instruction, and alternate assessment

  • contributions from well-known experts representing a wider variety of disciplines, including special education, occupational therapy, nursing, and psychiatry

  • extensive updates, including new vignettes, figures such as sample graphic overlays for alternate communication devices and illustrations of proper handling and positioning, sample forms such as IEP pages, and references

  • a FREE online study companion, featuring learning objectives, sample syllabi, student activities, key terms, hundreds of study questions, and annotated links to web sites that supplement each chapter

With the practical, research-based guidance in this textbook, future educators will learn how to educate students with severe and multiple disabilities in the setting where they will best be served.

Table of Contents

  1. Designing Collaborative Educational Services
    Chigee Jan Cloninger

  2. Working with Families
    Deborah Chen and Cathy Miles

  3. Developing Curriculum and Instruction
    Kathleen Gee

  4. Alternative Assessments
    Harold Kleinert and Jacqui Farmer Kearns

  5. Developing Adaptations to Promote Participation in Inclusive Environments
    Alice Udvari-Solner, Julie Causton-Theoharis, and Jennifer York-Barr

  6. Sensorimotor Development: Implications for the Educational Team
    Paula Forney and Kathryn Wolf Heller

  7. Physical Management in the Classroom: Handling and Positioning
    Margery Szczepanski

  8. Children With Special Health Care Needs
    Madhavan Thuppal and Dick Sobsey

  9. Integrating Health Care and Educational Programs
    Kathryn Wolf Heller

  10. Children With Sensory Impairments
    Rosanne K. Silberman, Susan M. Bruce, and Catherine Nelson

  11. Communication Skills
    June E. Downing

  12. Mealtime Skills
    Dianne Koontz Lowman

  13. Self-Care Skills
    Dianne Koontz Lowman

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