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Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

February 2009 | 168 pages | Corwin
Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities offers an abundance of clear, practical strategies for K-12 teachers of students with learning disabilities. These are strategies that can be implemented without delay by teachers without a special education background. The strategies and ideas have been field-tested, and the material is presented is a light hearted manner which makes it enjoyable to read and easy to recall. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities helps audiences understand the needs of students with learning disabilities and how to better help them learn. Both practitioner and academic audiences would gain insight and understanding on a practical level. The audiences would be able to move beyond theory to practical application of strategies, techniques and ideas. The value of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities is in large part due to its no-nonsense approach. Readers can implement ideas comfortably and confidently without delay. The strategies have already been thoroughly time-tested for success. á
About the Author
1. Awareness and Sensitivity: The Starting Point
2. Student Needs: Clarifying and Understanding
3. Parents: Informing and Supporting
4. Program: Facilitation, Support, and Consultation
5. Accommodations: Adjustments That Work
6. Strategies: Practical Tips to Help Students
7. Organization: Techniques to Get It Together
8. Test Format: Facilitating Accurate Assessment
9. Test Taking: Effective Tips for All
10. Self-Advocacy: The Path to Independence
Notes: Space for Your Own Ideas
Resources: Explore and Connect to Support

"I wish I had this book when I started teaching! Every teacher starts out with an empty bag of tricks; it is nice to peek into someone’s bag!"

Nicole Guyon, Special Education Teacher
Westerly School Department, Cranston, RI

"Provides useful strategies for common disabilities such as dysgraphia, dyslexia, and ADHD. Many of the ideas, including how to improve organization and taking tests, are applicable to all students. This is a useful reference book for all teachers who want to even the playing field for all students so that all may succeed."

James Becker, ELL Teacher/Administrator
Toronto, ON, Canada

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ISBN: 9781412968034