You are here

Students With Mild Exceptionalities

Students With Mild Exceptionalities
Characteristics and Applications

February 2013 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Section I. Introduction to Mild Exceptionalities
1. Formal and Legal Definitions of Exceptionalities
2. Informal Analysis of the Characteristic Behavior of Individuals
Section II. Verbal and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (LD)
3. Verbal LD Spoken Language
4. Verbal LD Written Language
5. Math Disabilities and Nonverbal LD
Section III. Cognitive Exceptionalities
6. Intellectual Disabilities
7. Dual Exceptionalities with Giftedness
8. Traumatic Brain Injuries
Section IV. Attentional Disorders
9. ADHD Inattentive and Combined Subtypes
10. ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive Subtype
Section V. Social Disorders
11. Externalizing Behavioral Disorders
12. Internalizing Emotional Disorders
13. Autism Spectrum Disorders
14. Abuse and Addictions
Section VI. Motor Disorders
15. Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette Syndrome
Appendix I: CEC Standards
Appendix II: Case Study
About the Author
Key features

Features & Benefits

  • A focused examination of the academic, behavioral, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical characteristics of children with a variety of exceptionalities, with a secondary emphasis on implications for accommodations and interventions.
  • A field guide approach in its systematic presentation of information about a broad range of children with special needs, which allows teachers to think about and apply critical information across subtypes of children within categories of exceptionality.
  • Novel information referenced from the fields of education, special education, and psychology.
  • Child behavioral logs—a feature not provided in any competing text—provide students with actual data to perform an analysis of behavior and to conjecture about possible categories of exceptionality, as well as the functional nature of the behavior observed.
  • Brief case studies provide realistic applications that connect students to children with various mild exceptionalties. The case studies provide teaching faculty with the basis for problem-based learning that may be implemented independently, in small cooperative groups, or during whole class discussions.
  • Chapter summaries and end-of-chapter activities help students reflect on the concepts they learn.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 9

Sage College Publishing

You can purchase or sample this product on our Sage College Publishing site:

Go To College Site

This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.