Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 1, you should be able to:

  • Define exceptional children, disability, handicapped, developmentally delayed, at risk, and special education.
  • Identify the thirteen disability categories recognized by the federal government.
  • Compare prevalence and incidence.
  • Describe the historical evolution of services for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Summarize the related services available to students with disabilities.
  • Contrast the differences between multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary team models.
  • Describe common instructional models of cooperative teaching.
  • Identify key dimensions of universal design for learning.
  • Summarize the services typically available to infants/toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents, and adults with disabilities.