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Description - Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities by June E. Downing

High-profile author Excellent companion to new projects in Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Including students with severe disabilities in mainstream classrooms has become more and more common. These severe disabilities include both physical and intellectual, and the Downing project tackles the most common subject area for inclusion - literacy. Covering a wide age spectrum the author looks at: accessing the general curriculum; literary activities; parental involvement; pre- and post-assessment; IEPs; peer support; school-wide approaches; evaluation and grading; goal-setting. The project also includes very practitioner-oriented pedagogy, including Frequently Asked Questions, chapter by chapter references, bibliography with short summaries, and relevant websites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761988793
ISBN-10: 0761988793
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - June E. Downing

June E. Downing is Professor Emerita of Special Education at California State University, Northridge, and prior to that was at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she did research and prepared teachers to work in the area of moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities. She is a national leader in the field of special education that targets the needs of students with severe disabilities, especially with regard to inclusive education. She has published numerous articles, chapters, monographs, and seven books on students having severe and multiple disabilities. She served for six years on the Executive Board of TASH, an international advocacy organization for individuals with severe disabilities, and was a past president of the California Chapter of this organization-CalTASH as well as AZTASH. She has served as an associate editor of Research and Practices for Persons With Severe Disabilities and currently serves on this board as well as several other professional editorial boards. She is presently serving as an educational consultant, traveling extensively in the United States and abroad to do presentations on various subjects.