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Essentials of Special Education
What Educators Need to Know

ISBN 9780367416560
Published December 10, 2020 by Routledge
170 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this succinct yet comprehensive text, authors Lawless Frank and Richards guide readers through the essential basics that every educator needs to know about special education, covering everything from law to application.

Streamlined and accessible chapters address legal knowledge – Section 504, IDEA, ESSA, and FERPA — assessment and identification, RTI, categories of disability, IEPs, accommodations, co-teaching, and instructional considerations.

Designed to give new educators a focused introduction to critical concepts and terminology, this book also features supplemental online resources including an Instructor’s Manual, quizzes, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Legal Aspects of Special Education  2. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Response to Intervention  3. Assessment and Identification  4. Disabilities  5. Individualized Education Programs  6. Teaching Strategies  7.  Collaboration and Co Teaching  8. Overarching Instructional Concerns


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Catherine Lawless Frank is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton, USA. 

Stephen B. Richards is Associate Professor of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Performance at West Liberty University, USA.