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Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities: Beyond Tradition

Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities

ISBN: 978-1-78743-090-7, eISBN: 978-1-78743-089-1

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 5 June 2018

Abstract

Changes are occuring at a startling fillip in our society and our world. One of the changes is the need to revamp how persons with disabilities are treated and educated. In the United States of America, laws have been pulmulgated to reduce the plight of learners with disabilties. As a result, myriad intervention strategies have been instituted to identify, assess, label, place, and educate these learners. However, some interventions continue to be very traditional. To go beyond tradition and adequately maximize the fullest potential of learners with disabilties, we must value the “specialness” of special education as a powerful intervention program, listen to new voices with new ideas, and debunk deficit thinking that are prejudicial, especially in helping people with disabilities to survive in our competitive society. Interestingly, the chapters in this book have exposed the different intervention options for learners with disabilities. Clearly, without innovative interventions for these learners, special education will be a failure.

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Obiakor, F.E., Bakken, J.P. and Graves, J. (2018), "Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities: Beyond Tradition", Obiakor, F.E. and Bakken, J.P. (Ed.) Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 33), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 221-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320180000033011

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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