The first survey of its kind to be published, "Educating Exceptional Children" is highly regarded for its academic and authoritative approach. The text provides both practical applications on how to adapt teaching methods, curriculum, and settings to meet the needs of students with disabilities, and analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child, both in and outside of the classroom.The Eleventh Edition features an increased emphasis on trends and topics of debate, such as inclusion, the No Child Left Behind Act, and transitioning the student from school to work. Case studies drawn from real-life situations help students understand how general education teachers deal with immediate issues including parental concerns, family service plans, and adapting the classroom according to a student need.Chapter organization divides the text into three main sections: Introduction and History, High Incidence Disabilities, and Low Incidence Disabilities.Coverage of key standards begins in Chapter 2 and is referenced throughout the text and ancillary materials. Many of the student activities in the text and online are linked to relevant Key Standards, and a matrix included in the IRM serves as a quick reference for instructors.Up-to-date coverage includes coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act, assistive technology, and incorporating specific software and strategies into the lesson plan.Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases areenhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.Gallagher, James J. is the author of 'Educating Exceptional Children', published 2005 under ISBN 9780618473892 and ISBN 0618473890.