Learning Disabilities: Appropriate Practices for a Diverse Population / Edition 1

Learning Disabilities: Appropriate Practices for a Diverse Population / Edition 1

by Barry Edwards McNamara
     
 

Provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and linguistic diversity found in students classified as learning disabled.

This book addresses issues in teacher preparation and parental roles in the education of children with learning disabilities. It provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and

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Provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and linguistic diversity found in students classified as learning disabled.

This book addresses issues in teacher preparation and parental roles in the education of children with learning disabilities. It provides a variety of instructional approaches that recognize the cultural and linguistic diversity found in students classified as learning disabled. There is a critical need to incorporate a sensitivity to issues of diversity into educational assessment, curriculum planning, teacher training, and interactions with parents, especially in large urban areas which are characterized by cultural and linguistic diversity. Significant changes in traditional special education assessment and instruction are needed to effectively deal with the overrepresentation of minority students classified as learning disabled, and resolve the inherent problems with the definition and diagnosis of learning disabilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791438848
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series, Youth Social Services, Schooling, and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Referral Process

3. Assessment Practices

4. Interventions

5. Classroom Management

6. Implications for Teacher Training

7. Parents as Partners

Appendix A

Appendix B

References

Index

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