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Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

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
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?





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


Journals & Articles



Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series


Chapter 1

James Ysseldyke

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe. ... More About Author

Bob Algozzine

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412939027