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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



© 2006 | 120 pages | Corwin

The concise guide to successfully teaching students with learning disabilities!

What is to be done to help a student who does not have an obvious special education condition, but whose expected achievement on certain academic tasks falls short of his or her actual achievement-despite evidence-based instruction? Let Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities be your guide! This compact resource describes the characteristics associated with learning disabilities, and offers practical teaching strategies proven to increase the success rate of these students both in and outside the classroom.

Highlights include:

  • A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding of the nature of learning disabilities and how they are best addressed
  • Cognitive, academic, communicational, physical, and behavioral characteristics that are associated with learning disabilities
  • Strategies to improve the work habits and study skills of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD
  • Highly effective methods for improving the performance of students with learning disabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Key vocabulary terms

A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection 
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential..

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About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Self-Assessment I
 
Introduction to Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
 
1.What Are Learning Disabilities?
Criticism of the Definition  
Criteria for Identification  
 
2.How Common Are Learning Disabilities?
Rapid Growth in the Category  
Explanations of the Category’s Growth  
 
3.What Causes Learning Disabilities?
 
4.How Are Learning Disabilities Assessed?
What Is Unique About Learning Disability Assessments?  
Trends in the Assessment Process  
 
5.What Characteristics Are Associated With Learning Disabilities?
Cognitive  
Academic  
Physical  
Behavioral  
Communication  
 
6.How Do Teachers Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
Improving Basic Skills  
Improving Classroom Behavior  
Improving Social Relations  
 
7.What Should Every Teacher Know About Learning Disabilities and ADHD?
Definitions of ADHD  
Principles of Remediation  
 
8.What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
A Changing Definition  
Subtypes of Learning Disabilities  
Definitions Vary by State  
Transition Questions  
 
9. Learning Disabilities in Perspective
 
10. What Have We Learned?
Key Points  
Key Vocabulary  
Self-Assessment II  
Answer Key for Self-Assessments  
On Your Own  
 
Resources
Books  
Journals & Articles  
Organizations  
 
References
 
Index
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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