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Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Special Education

First Edition

February 2016 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Adapted from the 2015 Textbook Excellence Award Winner from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA)!

SAGE Introduction to Special Education, powered by Acrobatiq**, from Carnegie Mellon University, transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together the authoritative content in Richard M. Gargiulo’s best-selling Special Education in Contemporary Society, Fifth Edition with Acrobatiq’s innovative learning science to create this interactive and adaptive online learning environment.

The complete online course system offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to special education with learning outcomes grounded in research and updated to reflect the field’s most current thinking and standards.  Students will build the skills they need to become successful teachers through a series of adaptive online learning modules.


Interested in bundling Introduction to Special Education with Richard M. Gargiulo’s Special Education in Contemporary Society, Fifth Edition*? Use ISBN 978-1-5063-5447-7 for a discounted cost.  

*Bundle available only with loose-leaf version of text.    

**Acrobatiq is born out of Carnegie Mellon University’s long history of excellence in cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and software engineering. Acrobatiq, with the backing of Carnegie Mellon, focuses on evidence-based course design and strong collaborations with university researchers – which are fundamental to developing learner-centric products and services that are aligned with the needs of higher education. To learn more about the OLI, visit the Open Learning Initiative research site.

Key features


  • Data-driven course design, along with The Learning Dashboard™ for instructors, enables real-time, dynamic insights into student learning, allowing you to quickly assess student progress and adapt instruction to maximize student success.
  • Respected subject matter experts and experienced learning engineers have included 13 modules covering key topics in education research.
  • Automatically graded, personalized adaptive exercises with targeted, real-time feedback feature "Learn By Doing" and "Did I Get This" applied activities designed to foster skill development.
  • More than 40 videos with real-world examples bring the material to life and help students apply new knowledge to real-life problems.
  • Accessible, real-time reporting tools make it easy for you to meet reporting protocols in and out of your teaching institution.
  • Synthesis and Application Activities help students apply new knowledge to real world problems, assess their own understanding of core concepts, and cultivate the skills necessary to apply classroom knowledge to situations encountered by practicing educators or researchers.

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