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Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools 5e

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For courses in Introduction to Special Education, Exceptionalities, and Inclusion/Mainstreaming. Through real-life stories of children and their families, this preeminent book provides students with a comprehensive experience in special education. Long noted for its focus on inclusion, families, and partnerships, Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, Fif ...more
Paperback, 5th Edition, 528 pages
Published March 19th 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published November 1994)
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This was a great introduction to special education and the students effected by various special needs. While this book left me wondering after more practical support of students in the classroom, it did provide a broad overview of the topic as well as many resources to further investigate solutions and strategies when working with specific students. Very easy to read, each chapter followed the same outline formula when discussing categories of needs, and there was brief mention to IEP developmen ...more
This was the assigned textbook for the special education survey course I took in the fall. I found it to be an enjoyable read with lots of helpful information. Each chapter covers a different disability with a description of the disability, legal information and appropriate educational interventions. This is one book that I will not be selling. It is a great resource for someone venturing into the world of special education.
Lauren Sarah
This was an assigned text for a class that I withdrew from several weeks into the semester. However, being the book-nerd that I am, I continued reading it and found it on a whole to be informative, coherent and well-written, despite the overly "touchy-feely" aspects to the formatting. Great information about the history of disability recognition in America, disability law, and the particulars of living and learning with disabilities... The text is formatted to include lots of pictures and is eas ...more
I read this for a special ed class. I don't plan on ever giving this one away as long as I'm teaching. It goes into great detail all aspects of special ed and how to best teach. The case studies are amazing examples.
If you want to work in special ed, read this book. If you want to be a teacher, read this book. Oh, just read it already.
This book is horribly written and organized. Half of it is superfluous. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Great book! Breaks down each individual disability. Definitely a good text book, doesn't read like a manual.
Good for helping students with disabilities, but only one chapter was devoted to gifted ed.
Oct 04, 2007 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: very informative
Has a lot of good information on understanding disabilities and inclusion.
Great introduction to working with children with disabilities.
great resource for anyone going into education
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Ann Turnbull has written numerous books for young readers, including No Shame, No Fear and Forged in the Fire. She lives in Shropshire, England.
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