Smiths Introduction to Special Education is the best overall text I have seen for a survey course in special education. Karen S. Smith The University of Texas of the Permian Basin This book is the rule rather than the exception. JAnne Affeld Northern Arizona University I like the fact that she has a chapter that focuses on Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education because this is an area that I believe is overlooked not only in other textbooks but in Special Education classes. Josephine Fritts Ozarks Technical Community College Deb has included a great deal of current research to define and explain ADHD. Mary Jane Hayes Austin Peay State University The Tips for Effective Teaching are some of the best suggestions that one could ask for. Jerry Neal Central Missouri State University New To This Edition NEW Chapter on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Ch. 6) Making a Difference sections open every chapter with examples of social responsibility, philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism by both well-known individuals and everyday citizens. "What IDEA 2004/No Child Left Behind Says About ..." clarifies the practical meaning for teachers of these two federal initiatives. Tips for Classroom Management provide ideas and suggestions for creating productive learning environments for all students. Tips for Effective Teachers provide practical ideas with broad applicability to the areas of disability in many teaching situations. Professional Standards and Licensure Tests tables conclude each chapter and show how CEC Common Core Knowledge and Skill Standards, INTASC Special Education Principles, and associated Praxis II topic areas can be applied to each major section of the chapter. [ Insert MyLabSchool Ad ]Smith, Deborah D. is the author of 'Introduction to Special Education Teaching in an Age of Opportunity', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205474691 and ISBN 0205474691.