The Educator's Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders

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Roger Pierangelo, George Guilliani

The Educator's Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders
576 pages
2007
ISBN: 9780787978129

This comprehensive user-friendly 576 page guide, provides all the information needed; including definitions, symptoms, characteristics and types; for the most significant educational disabilities and disorders. Using the reauthorised IDEA 2004 Act as a frame of reference, this book is ideal for coding and mapping to IEPs: the individualised education plans that are key to special education funding.

The very first manual created specifically for education professionals, this book addresses a range of disorders and relates their significance to classroom practice, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Mental Retardation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • and many others.

This definitive resource for special educators, school psychologists, and child group study teams is written by renowned special education experts, Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani.

Table of Contents

An Overview of the EDM.

  • EDM Multi-level Coding System.
  • EDM Categories by Prevalence.

Chapter 1. Specific Learning Disabilities.

  • IDEA Definition.
  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Specific Learning Disabilities.
  • References.

Chapter 2. Speech and Language Impairments.

  • IDEA Definition.
  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Speech and Language Impairments.
  • References.

Chapter 3. Mental Retardation.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Mental Retardation.
  • References.

Chapter 4. Emotional Disturbance.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Emotional Disturbance.
  • References.

Chapter 5. Other Health Impairments.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Other Health Impairments.
  • References.

Chapter 6. Multiple Disabilities.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • References.

Chapter 7. Autism.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Autism.
  • References.

Chapter 8. Orthopedical Impairments.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Orthopedic Impairments.
  • References.

Chapter 9. Hearing Impairments.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Hearing Impairments.
  • References.

Chapter 10. Visual Impairments.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Visual Impairments.
  • References.

Chapter 11. Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • References.

Chapter 12. Deaf-Blindness.

  • Overview.
  • Causes-Etiology.
  • Prevalence.
  • Age of onset.
  • Gender Features.
  • Cultural Features.
  • Familial Pattern.
  • Characteristics.
  • Educational Implications.
  • Types of Deaf Blindness.
  • References.

Chapter 13. Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Disabilities.

  • Definition of Early Intervention under Part C of IDEA.
  • Overview.
  • Definition of Infant or Toddler.
  • Eligibility Criteria for Early Intervention Services.
  • Evaluation of Infants and Toddlers for Early Intervention Services.
  • Types of Early Intervention Services.
  • Determination of Services.
  • The Individualized Family Service Plan.
  • Length of Process.
  • Payment for Services.
  • Transition Services for Infants and Toddlers.
  • Permissions and Authorization to Use Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Sources.
  • EDM Diagnosis for the Eligibility of Infants and Toddlers for Early Intervention Services-Birth through 2 Years of Age.
  • Eligibility for Early Intervention Services.
  • Types of Conditions of Established Risk.
  • At Risk Factors for a Developmental Delay in Infants and Toddlers.
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Preschoolers with Disabilities)-Ages 3 through 5 Years of Age.
  • Eligibility for preschool special education.
  • Developmental Delay.
  • EDM Diagnosis of Preschool Children- Ages 3 through 5 years of Age.
  • EDM Diagnosis of a Pre School Child with a Disability Other than a Developmental Delay as defined Under IDEA.
  • Developmental Delay Classification for Elementary School Students-Ages 6 through 9 years of Age.
  • References.

Chapter 14-Using the EDM in IEP Development.

Appendices

  • Appendix A: EDM Codes by Category.
  • Appendix B: EDM Codes-Alphabetical Listing.
  • Appendix C: Conditions of Established Risk.
  • Appendix D: Clearinghouses and Disability Organizations.