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401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

May 2012 | 168 pages | Corwin
Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs. Busy teachers can put these proven strategies to use immediately with minimal labour and expense. The author shares her extensive experience in inclusive settings through concise "3 x 5-card" summaries and relevant examples, in concert with:

- Hundreds of adaptations for lectures, worksheets, vocabulary instruction, student behaviour, testing, and the classroom environment

- Practical coverage of the legal basis for adaptations, including current updates

- The role of adaptations in Individualized Education Programs

This book is invaluable for teachers who are new to working with students with special needs. All teachers will gain fresh ideas and discover how applying adaptations can snowball into increased student engagement and optimized learning.

About the Author
1. Introduction to Adaptations: Why the Need and Important Considerations
2. Adaptations on a Shoestring Budget
3. Lecture Adaptations
4. Worksheet Adaptations
5. Behavioral Adaptations
6. Environmental Adaptations
7. Movement Adaptations
8. Vocabulary Adaptations
9. Student Response Adaptations
10. Timing/Scheduling Adaptations
11. Note-Taking Adaptations
12. Testing Adaptations
13. Homework Adaptations

"Bev Johns answers questions that all teachers have had. I especially like her personal examples and the “3x5” summaries in each chapter."

Beverly Leavitt, Special Education Teacher and Education Diagnostician
Round Lake Area Schools, District 116, IL

“This excellent reference is ideal for both new and veteran teachers, and is an easy and enjoyable read.”

Diane Callahan, Retired Science Teacher
Fairfield Middle School, West Chester, OH

“All general education teachers should have this book in their personal libraries!”

Laurie Emery, Principal
Old Vail Middle School, AZ

"This is an outstanding, comprehensive and reader friendly book: a must have for all educators at all levels. Dr. Johns has written a much needed text that is easy to read as well as understand. It should definitely be on your shelf as a resource to meet the diverse needs of all students."

Cheryl Zaccagnini, Associate Professor
Shippensburg University

Recommended ,but overruled by committee,which wanted research,not practical text.

School Of Education, Nyack College
April 21, 2011

Beverley Holden Johns

Beverley Holden Johns brings her 35 years of experience working with students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or behavioral disorders (EBD) within the public schools to her current post as learning and behavior consultant and an adjunct instructor for MacMurray College, where she teaches the course on special education law, adaptations for the general education classroom, and EBD.Johns is the lead author of ten books (and co-author of another) including Reduction of School Violence: Alternatives to Suspension, Techniques for Managing Verbally and Physically Aggressive Students, Surviving Internal Politics Within the School, Safe... More About Author

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