Teaching Students with Mental Retardation

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Teaching Students with Mental Retardation

Format:  Other,

118 pages

Publisher: Corwin Press

Publish Date: Mar 2006

ISBN-13: 9781412939058

ISBN-10: 1412939054

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This reference discusses common causes of mental retardation; methods for improving students functional academic, social, self-care, and work skills; and instructional approaches for students with severe disabilities.

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Publisher: Corwin Press
Publish Date: Mar 2006
ISBN-13: 9781412939058
ISBN-10: 1412939054
Format: Other
Number of Pages: 118
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.08 x 0.34 x 8.98

Chapter outline

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students With Mental Retardation
What is Mental Retardation?
Definition
Prevalence
What Causes Mental Retardation?
Genetic Conditions
Problems During Pregnancy & Birth
Health Problems
How is Mental Retardation Diagnosed?
Significance of Adaptive Behavior in Diagnosis
What Characteristics Are Associated With Mental Retardation?
Cognitive
Academic
Physical
Behavioral
Communication
How Should Teachers Teach Students With Mental Retardation?
Improving Functional Academic Skills
Improving School Adaptive Behavior
Improving Work Skills
Improving Leisure Skills
What Should Every Teacher Know About Teaching Students With Severe Disabilities?
Definition
Prevalence
Curriculum Considerations
Instructional Approaches
What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Mental Retardation?
Prevention of Mental Retardation
Transitioning From School to Work
Mental Retardation in Perspective
Recent Advances
The Importance of Environments
Inclusion
What Have We Learned?
Key Points
Key Vocabulary
Self-Assessment II
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Resources
Books
Journals & Articles
Organizations
References
Index

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