Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher / Edition 1

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Overview

Improve the work habits and study skills of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, and advance their performance in reading, writing, and mathematics with the highly effective methods in this guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412939027
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Series: Practical Approach to Special Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.

The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring—and meeting—all their potentials.

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 as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.

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Table of Contents

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
Acknowledgements
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?
Cognitive
Academic
Physical
Behavioral
Communication
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
Resources
Books
Journals & Articles
Organizations
References
Index

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