Publishers can provide a wealth of information about commercially available
programs and interventions, and may offer you sample material. Publishers
often have examination copies available that will allow you to explore
the features of a program. For example, Corwin Press allows school personnel
to review any Corwin book for up to 60 days without obligation. If you
decide to adopt a particular book and order 10 or more copies, you can
keep the examination copy for free. If you choose not to keep the book,
you can return it and owe nothing.
often exhibit at large conferences. This will allow you to look at material
before you purchase it. Certain publishers are known for having research-based
programs available for purchase.
list of publishers, http://ericec.org/fact/publsher.htm,
compiled by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
will help you find material resources that are consistent with your
are some publishers that publish special education material:
publishes books that contain the latest research and trends, the current
thoughts and theories, and practical advice on how to put those ideas
to work in schools. They focus on publishing practical techniques
to improve teaching skills, enhance the way technology is used in
the classroom, further the understanding of better classroom management,
promote better assessment, and more.
is recognized for published material with a strong research base.
They carry material that relates to such special education topics
as schoolwide discipline, testing, technology, and accessing the general
focuses on publishing products that meet the diverse needs of today's
classroom. Their material targets grades 6 through 12. From reproducible
masters, to classroom management suggestions, to teacher resource
manuals and instructional guides, their materials help students achieve
publishes a wide array of special education and school psychology
material including such topics as prosocial skills, group counseling,
ADD, conflict resolution, violence prevention, peer mediation, cultural
diversity, at-risk youth, and gangs.
publishes material to help educators meet the needs of children at-risk
for school failure. It provides resources that help to effectively
deliver instruction, better manage behavior, meet IDEA '97 mandates,
make school a safer place, and more. Sopris West offers research-based,
quality resources, programs, training, and materials with staff development
is the worlds second-largest publisher of supplementary education
materials, serving elementary through high school markets. Its focus
is on exercise workbooks but it also publishes software, audio cassettes,
videos, CD-ROMS and other materials to supplement base textbooks.
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