Learn about the strengths and challenges of working with special education students and their families with EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, 15E, written by luminaries in special education today. You learn how to support the success of students who have disabilities or are gifted and talented. This edition's strength-based approach to student needs presents numerous instructional strategies. You explore the importance of a collaborative team approach and learn how to use the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework to address academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs. The latest research emphasizes how to apply this information in your own teaching, while student examples bring principles to life. Updates also review today's increase in online learning, the importance of "belonging" and strategies to enhance mindfulness in schools. Revisions examine the latest on genetics, neurology, assistive technology, information processing and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards.