Special Education Case Studies is an exciting new resource for teacher-candidates as well as fully certified teachers preparing to teach in inclusive classrooms in Ontario. Each chapter is composed of five original cases demonstrating the practices and processes of Special Education. Spanning kindergarten to high school graduation, these well-written stories provide a practical and realistic snapshot of what teaching in an inclusive classroom in Ontario really looks like.
Kimberly Maich is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University. She has studied and taught from coast-to-coast in Canada from Vancouver, BC, to St. Anthony, NL, and spent much of her career as a resource teacher, supporting students with exceptionalities from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her primary areas of research lie in special education; specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorders in inclusive school environments. She has published articles in journals like Exceptionality Education International; Autism and Developmental Disabilities Online Journal; Behavioural Disorders; and The Journal of International Special Needs Education.
Randy Hill is Lecturer in Special Education and Curriculum Coordinator for Special Education Additional Qualification Courses in the Department of Teacher Education at the Brock University Faculty of Education. Randy brings 32 years of teaching and administrative experience at the elementary and secondary levels to his faculty role at Brock University. He teaches special education and educational psychology courses at Brock, as well as Special Education AQ courses. He is also the out of region coordinator for the department at two campuses and oversees the additional qualification course accreditation to the Ontario College of Teachers as curriculum coordinator. He recently had articles published in Teaching and Learning, and in Exceptionality Education International.
"Very practical [and] realistic descriptions of students with special needs, as well as thoughts and actions of stakeholders throughout the special education system in Ontario." --Ron Phillips, Nipissing University
"I sat down and was caught as soon as I started reading the chapters. ...This text offers so many teaching and communication strategies for teachers and administrators." --Gaby van der Giessen, Laurentian University