Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including
o What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it?
o How many students receive special education services and who are they?
o How are students identified for special education services?
o Where are students with disabilities taught?
o What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
o What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap?
o How does diversity influence special education?
o What about students who are gifted and/or talented?