When CECís Division on Developmental Disabilities published its landmark first edition of Best and Promising Practices in Developmental Disabilities in 1998, it quickly became a staple in the libraries of professionals working in the fields of cognitive disabilities/mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, and associated developmental disabilities. Covering existing best practices in such arenas as assessment, curriculum development, and instructional strategies, that work quickly established itself as the premier publication of its kind.
Now this landmark publication is available in a greatly expanded second edition. Featuring contributions from some of the most notable names in developmental disabilities, the new Research-Based Practices in Developmental Disabilities ó Second Edition provides current professional thought on such fundamental issues as the meaning of developmental disabilities, learning characteristics, assessment and instructional planning, and inclusive programs.
Present-day practitioners providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities are now required to implement best practices that are supported by research. This work answers the need of these practitioners for accessible and immediately practical information that reflects best practices as based in research.
The book is also designed to meet the needs of university personnel in special education teacher preparation programs. Each of the 29 chapters includes:
* Summary of chapter contents
* Learning outcomes
* Glossary of professional terminology
* Specific CEC Standards addressed in that chapter
* Web site resources
An accompanying Instructorís Manual offers for each chapter a variety of useful supplements, including:
* Extension Activities
* Exam questions and answers