Required Text

Turnbull, A., Turnbull, H. R., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2010). Exceptional lives: Special education in

today’s schools. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.  ISBN-13: 9780136101413

American Psychological Association, 2010. Publication Manual of the American Psychological

Association. (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: APA. ISBN: 9781433805615
Required Articles:

Conroy, M.A.,Asmus, J.M., Ladwig, C.N., Sellers, J.A., & Valcante, G. (2004). Theeffects of proximity on the classroom behaviors of students with autism ingeneral education settings. BehavioralDisorders, 29, 119-129.

deBettencourt,L.U. (2002). Understanding differences between IDEA and Section 504. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(3), 16-23.

Fujiura, G.T.,& Yamaki, K. (2000). Trends in demography of childhood poverty anddisability. Exceptional Children, 66, 187-199.

Gerber, M.M.(2005). Teachers are still the test: Limitations of response to instructionstrategies for identifying children with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38, 516-524.

Hosp, J.L., &Reschly, D.J., (2003). Referral rates for intervention or assessment Ameta-analysis of racial differences. JournalSpecial Education, 37(2), 67-80.

King-Sears, M.E.(2001). Three steps for gaining access to the general curriculum for learnerswith disabilities.  Intervention in School and Clinic, 37(2),67-76.

Myles, B.S.,Barnhill, G.P., Hagiwara, T., Griswold, D.E., & Simpson, R.L. (2001). Asynthesis of studies on the intellectual, academic, social, emotional andsensory characteristics of children and youth with Asperger Syndrome. Education and Training in Mental Retardationand Developmental Disabilities, 36(3), 304-311.

Oswald, D.P.,Best, A.M., Coutinho, M.J., & Nagle, H.A.L. (2003). Trends in specialeducation identification rates of boys and girls: A call for research andchange. Exceptionality, 11, 223-237.

Safran, S.P.(2001). Asperger Syndrome: The emerging challenge to special education. Council for Exceptional Children, 67(2),151-160.

Schalock, R.L.,Luckasson, R.A., Shogren, J.A., Botthwick-Duffie, S., Bradley, V., Buntix,W.H.E., et al. (2007) The renaming of mental retardation: Understanding thechange to the term intellectual disability. Intellectualand Developmental Disabilities, 45, 116-124.
Suggested Articles:  (Instructor may choose articles and add them to the syllabus)

Bennett, K., Brown, K.S., Boyle, M., Racine, Y., & Offord, D.R. (2003). Does low reading achievement

            at school entry cause conduct problems? Social Science and Medicine, 56, 2443-2448.

Brownlie, E. B., Beitchman, J.H., Escobar, M., Young, A., Atkinson, L., Johnson, C., et al. (2004).

Early language impairment and young adult delinquent and aggressive behavior. Journal of

Abnormal Child Psychology, 32(4), 453-467.

Clark, C., Prior, M., & Kinsella, G. (2002).  The relationship between executive function abilities, adaptive behavior, and academic achievement in children with externalizing behavior problems. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 43(6), 785-796.

Jakobson, A., & Kikas, E. (2007). Cognitive functioning in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with and without comorbid learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities40(3), 194-202

Stevenson, J., McCann, D., Watkin, P., Worsfold, S., Kennedy, C., & on behalf of the Hearing Outcomes Study Team. (2010). The relationship between language development and behaviour problems in children with hearing loss. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(1), 77-83.

Sutherland, K. S., & Singh, N. N. (2004). Learned helplessness and students with EBD: Deprivation in the classroom. Behavioral Disorders, 29, 169-181.

Van Acker, R., & Talbott, E. (1999). The school context and risk for aggression: Implications for school-based prevention and intervention efforts. Preventing School Failure, 44, 12-20.,url,cookie,uid&db=a9h&AN=2714097&site=ehost-live&scope=site


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IRIS – Cultural/Linguistic Differences:

IRIS – How People Learn:


IRIS – Identification Factors:

IRIS – High-incidence Disabilities:

IRIS – Learning Disabilities:

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