Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law.
Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves.
What's new in this edition
- Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students
- Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery.
Some of the topics covered
- Academic assessment
- Achievement tests
- Bilingual education
- Child and adolescent behavior management
- Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities
- Early childhood education
- Gifted education
- Intelligence tests
- Mathematics disabilities
- Psychoeducational methods
- Socioeconomic status
- Special education parent and student rights
- Traumatic brain injury
Author Index 1027
Subject Index 1059
Elaine Fletcher-Janzen Texas A&M University, Bastrop Mental Health Associates.