Titel: Working with Families and Community Agencies to Support Students with Special Needs
Autor/en: James E. Ysseldyke, Bob Algozzine
CORWIN PR INC
März 2006 - kartoniert - 102 Seiten
Working With Families and Community Agencies to Support Students With Special Needs addresses two of the most exciting facets of working with students with disabilities: "life-stage" issues (early intervention and effective transition) and collaboration (working with families and professionals). Ysseldyke and Algozzine explore the larger context of students' lives outside school, and how life-stage issues and collaboration interact with and influence teaching.
Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, this informative resource offers valuable answers to the following questions:
o What types of transition services exist and when are they necessary?
o What should educators know about early-childhood intervention?
o What issues should be considered when working with families?
o How can schools involve community agencies and businesses?
o What options are available to students with special needs after high school?
o What key elements are critical to a student's success in the classroom and beyond?
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Introduction to Working With Families and Community Agencies to Support Students With Special Needs
1.What Should Every Teacher Know About Early Childhood Intervention?
Federal Laws and Incentives
Direct and Indirect Services
Hospital- or Center-Based Programs
Does Early Intervention Help?
2.What Are Transition Services and When Are They Necessary?
Transition into School
Transition During School
Transition in General Education Classrooms
Dropping Out of School
3.What Living Arrangements Are Available to Adults With Special Needs?
Alternative Living Units
4.What Issues Should Be Taken Into Consideration When Working With Families?
How Exceptionalities Affect Families
Effects on Family Structure
Transition to School
Concerns of Families With Children Who Are Gifted
What the Research Says
Change Over Time
Types of Family Involvement
Overcoming Barriers to Home-School Collaboration
5.How Should Schools Involve Community Agencies and Businesses?
6.What Are the Keys to Success in the Wider Context?
Commitment to Normal Life Experiences
Compatible Physical Environment
Commitment to Remedial Programming
Encouraging Appropriate Behavior
7.Working With Families and Agencies in Perspective
8. What Have We Learned?
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Journals & Articles
Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe.
As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.
The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-all their potentials.
"The authors have presented an easy-to-read resource with self-assessments that can be used to help guide staff development on understanding basic tenets of special education and how parental invovlvement can be increased."