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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



March 2006 | 120 pages | Corwin
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 teaching? Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities can help - it 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

o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of the nature of learning disabilities and how they are best addressed

o Cognitive, academic, communicational, physical, and behavioural characteristics that are associated with learning disabilities

o Strategies to improve the work habits and study skills of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD

o Highly effective methods for improving the performance of students with learning disabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics

o Key vocabulary terms

 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412939027