Differentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities: Meeting Diverse Needs Through Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention / Edition 1

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Finally a resource that empowers classroom teachers, Interventionists, and Response to Intervention (RTI) team leaders to successfully implement RTI at the school-level! In his newest book, Differentiationg Learning Differences from Disabilities, John Hoover presents a roadmap to guide K-12 educators in effectively diagnosing their struggling learners’ differences versus disabilities under the RTI framework. He outlines specific behaviors to help identify whether a student has a learning or behavior disorder, struggles due to cultural diversity or struggles to acquire the English language. Providing thirty reproducible forms for assessment, Hoover leads teachers to tackle their own challenges and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in the classroom based on the Three-Tiered Instructional Framework.

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  • Numerous evidence-based interventions, particularly those in reading, are provided to assist educators to meet needs in the classroom
  • Includes more than 30 reproducible forms and guides for educators to use with diverse learners within multi-tiered instruction and response to intervention models.
  • A PowerPoint pr esentation is available to adopting course faculty and inservice trainers which can be used as a base presentation to build more detailed workshops or interactive class sessions utilizing the contents of the book (access via our Instructor's Resource Centee; pls contact your Pearson Allyn & Bacon/Merrill representative for details.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205608270
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/29/2008
  • Series: Response to Intervention Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,352,698
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Hoover is currently a senior research associate and adjunct faculty in multicultural special education in the school of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a former K-12 teacher working with diverse learners with learning and behavior disorders in several states in the Midwest and Southwest US. He has also worked as an educational consultant, trainer and evaluator for numerous multicultural special education programs designed to meet diverse needs in grades K-12. He is coauthor of the 2008 text titled “Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, and of the 3rd edition of “Curriculum Adaptations for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Differentiating Instruction to Meet Diverse Needs.” Over the past 30 years he has over 60 publications in multicultural and special education addressing curriculum and teaching methods, study skills and meeting the needs of diverse exceptional learners. His work both as a teacher of diverse learners with special needs and educational consultant provides a wealth of experiences to assist others to determine learning differences from disabilities.
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Table of Contents


List of Forms


Chapter 1: Overview of Learning Difference and Disability Issues for Diverse Learners

Chapter 2: Multi-Tiered Instructional Programming and Response to Intervention

for Diverse Learners

Chapter 3: Characteristics of Second Language Acquisition, Cultural Diversity and

Learning/Behavior Disorders

Chapter 4: Cultural Responsive Assessment

Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices

Chapter 6: Bringing it all together from Tier 1 through Special Education Referral:

Ecological Framework to Meet Diverse Needs

Chapter 7: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions

Chapter 8: Culturally Responsive Collaboration in Tiered Instruction



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