About the BookThe present book is an introduction to education of exceptional children. It incorporates modern trends and practices in the identification, assessment, placement and education of children with special needs — hearing impaired, visually impaired, mentally retarded, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, socially disadvantaged and gifted children and the role of the regular teacher in meeting their special needs and managing them in the integrated settings. Special chapters are also devoted for a discussion on integrated education and special education with reference to NPE (1986/1992). The book is designed for use by B.Ed. (General), B.Ed. (Special Education), M.A. and M.Ed. (Special Education) students, faculty members of DIETs and all those who are concerned with the DPEP in different States.About the Author/sM. Dash, M.A. (Psy.), M.Ed., D.P.T.T. (Edinburgh), possesses a brilliant academic record in two disciplines — Education and Psychology. He started his professional career as a lecturer in Psychology in the year 1970. He has put in 32 years of service in various capacities in the SCERT, Orissa and in various teacher education institutions.