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Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs
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Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



May 2006 | 128 pages | Corwin
Teaching is most effective when certain general principles are followed; however, not all students are alike, and not all teaching methods are equally effective.

Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs presents the key components of highly effective instruction and the accommodations and modifications that should be made for special-needs students when:

o Planning Instruction: deciding what and how to teach while communicating realistic expectations

o Managing Instruction: preparing for instruction, using time productively, and creating a positive environment

o Delivering Instruction: presenting content, monitoring student learning, and adjusting instruction

o Evaluating Instruction: monitoring student understanding and engaged time, recording student progress, using data to make decisions, and making judgments about student performance

For cases in which more than slight adaptations may be necessary, this helpful guide also highlights special instructional aids and specific teaching methods proven to enhance the success of students with special needs.

 
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Self-Assessment I
 
Introduction to Effective Instruction for Students With Special
 
1.What Are the Components of Effective Instruction?
Planning Instruction

 
Managing Instruction

 
Delivering Instruction

 
Evaluating Instruction

 
 
2.What Methods Should Teachers Use to Teach Students Who Are Exceptional?
Behavior Therapy

 
Precision Teaching

 
Ability Training

 
Direct Instruction

 
Cognitive Behavior Modification

 
Cognitive Skills Training

 
Critical Thinking

 
Counseling Therapy

 
Learning Strategies

 
Cooperative Learning

 
Peer-Directed Learning

 
Peer Tutoring

 
Class-Wide Peer Tutoring

 
Social Skills Training

 
 
3. What Sort of Special Instructional Adaptations Are Available?
 
4. Effective Instruction in Perspective
 
5. What Have We Learned?
Key Points

 
Key Vocabulary

 
Self-Assessment II

 
Answer Key for Self-Assessments

 
On Your Own

 
 
Resources
Websites

 
Books

 
Organizations

 
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Excerpt from Chapter 1


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