This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries

TBI and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) are defined by an injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in physical, cognitive, and emotional impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance and/or independent living. (This category does not include students who are born with brain damage, such as damage to motor areas of brain documented in cerebral palsy). Children with TBI typically have impairments related to specific functions or across a range of cognitive functions, such as language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, and problem solving, as well as in information acquisition, social behavior, and sensory and perceptual processing. Some children have physical trauma to just one part of the brain, such as the ...

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