New K-12 Book Releases on Special Needs
American Sign Language and Early Literacy: A Model Parent-Child Program by Kristin Snoddon (Gallaudet University Press, 2012). This book includes the results of a Canadian study to teach American Sign Language, or ASL, literacy to deaf children, as well as public resources for supporting ASL literacy, and a discussion of the benefits of early ASL literacy programs for deaf children and their families.
Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn (Corwin, 2012). Contains strategies for addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Effective Inclusive Schools: Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs by Thomas Hehir and Lauren I. Katzman (Jossey-Bass, 2012). This book includes information on how schools can educate students with mild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms by providing special education services that link to and bolster general education instruction.
The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD by Cecil R. Reynolds, Kimberly J. Vannest, and Judith R. Harrison (Jossey-Bass, 2012). This book includes information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and how to harness its potential for success.
Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder by Martin R. Sheehan and Geoff Colvin (Corwin, 2012). This book offers special and general education teachers a seven-step process for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities by Belva C. Collins (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2012). This textbook covers systematic instruction and methods for K-12 teachers of teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities.
Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in an Inclusive Classroom: A Guidebook for Teachers by John Carr and Sharen Bertrando (WestEd, 2012). Includes steps and resources to help students organize concepts, develop appropriate use of academic language, and communicate ideas effectively.
Teaching Everyone: An Introduction to Inclusive Education by Whitney H. Rapp and Katrina L. Arndt (Paul H. Brookes, Publishing Co., 2012). The volume is aligned with CEC Initial Content Standards that focuses on preparing teachers to see past disability labels and work with all children's individual needs and strengths, across multiple content areas.
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