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Publication date: 5 June 2018

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Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-089-1

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Publication date: 28 January 2011

Festus E. Obiakor

It is common knowledge that people like to associate with those who behave, look, speak, and act like themselves. Anyone who does not fall in that norm is traditionally perceived…

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It is common knowledge that people like to associate with those who behave, look, speak, and act like themselves. Anyone who does not fall in that norm is traditionally perceived, treated, and educated differently (James, 1958; Obiakor, 2008, 2009). Clearly, students with exceptionalities have been discriminated against, ostracized, labeled, and called demeaning names (e.g., stupid, imbecile, and little dummies). Today, it has become increasingly clear that differences are a part of life. Advocates of students with exceptionalities have pressed for ways to positively respond to their needs in quantifiable ways (Obiakor, Harris, & Beachum, in press). In the United States, it is impossible to divorce the education of these students from the Civil Rights Movement and the subsequent events that followed. To a great extent, the education of these students has been historically influenced by social developments and court decisions in the 1950s and 1960s. For example, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) case was a civil rights case that declared separate education as unequal education and unconstitutional (Obiakor, 2009). This was significant because it had the goal of ending racial segregation in schools. Logically, this opened doors of advocacy for students with exceptionalities. The ruling of this case became a catalyst that prompted parents and professionals to lobby for equitable education for their students.

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History of Special Education
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5

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Publication date: 5 June 2018

Festus E. Obiakor, Jeffrey P. Bakken and Jessica Graves

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…

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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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Viewpoints on Interventions for Learners with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-089-1

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Publication date: 28 January 2011

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History of Special Education
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5

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Publication date: 11 August 2021

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Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-890-1

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Publication date: 12 January 2012

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Behavioral Disorders: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with EBD
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-504-4

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Publication date: 2 January 2013

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Learning Disabilities: Identification, Assessment, and Instruction of Students with LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-426-8

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Publication date: 2 January 2013

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Learning Disabilities: Practice Concerns And Students With LD
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-428-2

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Publication date: 4 January 2012

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Behavioral Disorders: Practice Concerns and Students with EBD
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ISBN: 978-1-78052-507-5

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Publication date: 23 April 2010

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Current Issues and Trends in Special Education: Research, Technology, and Teacher Preparation
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-955-8

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