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Overview

Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns provides time-saving and cost-effective tools that optimize learning for all students, including adaptations for vocabulary instruction, testing, and classroom environment.
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Editorial Reviews

Beverly Leavitt
"Bev Johns answers questions that all teachers have had. I especially like her personal examples and the “3x5” summariesin each chapter."
Diane Callahan
“This excellent reference is ideal for both new and veteran teachers, and is an easy and enjoyable read.”
Laurie Emery
“All general education teachers should have this book in their personal libraries!”
Cheryl Zaccagnini
"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412982023
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 375,468
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Schools, Teacher’s Reflective Calendar and Planning Journal, Effective Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Students with Disabilities and General Education: A Desktop Reference for School Personnel, Getting Behavioral Interventions Right, Preparing Test-Resistant Students for Assessments: A Staff Training Guide, The Ethical Educator, and Motivating the Unmotivated Student. She has written a workbook to accompany a video for paraprofessionals entitled The Paraprofessional’s Guide to Managing Student Behavior and over 40 articles. She is co-author with Janet Lerner of the seminal college LD textbook, the 11th edition of Learning Disabilities and Related Mild Disabilities, and they are currently working on a college textbook on Students with Special Needs in General Education: Practical Adaptations and Teaching Strategies.

She is the 2000 recipient of the CEC Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Council for Exceptional Children, Past International President (and current board member) of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, and the 2007 Recipient of the Romaine P. Mackie Leadership Service Award. Johns is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About the Author ix

1 Introduction to Adaptations: Why the Need and Important Considerations 1

2 Adaptations on a Shoestring Budget 13

3 Lecture Adaptations 21

4 Worksheet Adaptations 27

5 Behavioral Adaptations 37

6 Environmental Adaptations 63

7 Movement Adaptations 71

8 Vocabulary Adaptations 81

9 Student Response Adaptations 89

10 Timing/Scheduling Adaptations 99

11 Note-Taking Adaptations 107

12 Testing Adaptations 119

13 Homework Adaptations 133

Conclusion 141

References 143

Index 149

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