CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Concept and Meaning of Special Education; 2. Education of Children with Visual Impairment; 3. Education of Children with Hearing Impairment; 4. Education of Children with Mental Retardation; 5. Education of Children with Learning Disabilities; 6. Education of Children with Orthopaedic Disabilities; 7. Administration and Organisation of Special Education; 8. Towards Inclusive Education; Index.
Millions of people have some type of physical, mental, or emotional condition that significantly limits their ability to function successfully in our society. Students with disabilities show a wide range of differences. Their educational needs are also varied from category to category and also from person to person. So that it is essential that teachers should have special skills and approaches to deal with each category. The system of special education programs and services for these students are complicated and difficult to understand. Educators are responsible for integrating these students into regular classrooms while meeting their individual needs and adhering to the myriad legislative, procedural, and judicial requirements that protect the rights of all children with disabilities. This book is written to make this complex educational system more understandable and workable for the people who help children with disabilities. It is simple, useful, and concise reference that summarizes the many facets of special education. The book is intended primarily for teachers, but it should also be of value to school counselors, psychologists, related services specialists, administrators and parents.