Encyclopedia of Special Education

Encyclopedia of Special Education

Online ISBN: 9780470373699

DOI: 10.1002/9780470373699

About this Book

THE NEW EDITION OF THIS ONLINE REFERENCE WORK IS AVAILABLE NOW!

"This critical reference includes entries addressing the full gamut of special-education research.... This is a valuable resource for parents, professionals, and other laypeople with an interest in the education of youths with special needs..."
—Library Journal, April 15, 2007

The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education, edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Texas A&M University and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, University of Colorado, provides a thoroughly revised and comprehensive A to Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.

Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference or researchers as well as those working in the special education field. A distinguished editorial board has guided the choice of over 300 expert contributors—both practitioners and academics—from over 30 countries. All articles are cross-referenced, and citations guiding readers to related sources appear at the end of each entry.

WHAT’S NEW IN THIS EDITION

  • Latest information regarding the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Comprehensive coverage of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and guidelines

  • Reviews of new tests and curricula developed since the publication of the second edition

  • Over 2,000 entries including new entries on response to intervention (RTI), Cattell–Horn–Carroll model theory and practice, imaging, positive behavior support, and technology

  • Biographies of important figures in special education, school psychology, and neuropsychology

PRAISE FOR THE THIRD EDITION

“The third edition of the Encyclopedia of Special Education continues the tradition of excellence and thoroughness established by the first two editions. Indeed, this is the best volume yet…in terms of its vast coverage, the expertise of its contributors, its readability, and the incisiveness of its diverse entries.”
—Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychology,
Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

“The Encyclopedia of Special Education is a unique and must-have part of any professional library. The breadth of its topics is tremendous and the applicability of the information is top-notch. This is an accessible and comprehensive [set]…that every school psychologist, diagnostician, special education administrator or faculty member should have in close reach.”
—Kimberly J. Vannest, PhD,
Assistant Professor and Special Educator, Texas A&M University

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