What Every Teacher Should Know About: Adaptations and Accommodations for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities / Edition 1

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Overview

This valuable resource and reference provides brief, hands-on, research-based methods for facilitating access to the general education curriculum for students with special learning and behavioral needs.

This book is designed to instruct preservice teachers about challenges students with mild/moderate disabilities face in learning classroom curriculum, and to help these teachers learn how to provide accommodations and adaptations that address students’ educational needs. The book is divided into four sections: Addressing Learning Problems, Accessing General Education Curriculum, Assessment, and Content Area Accommodations. Each section beings with a discussion of the topic and explains why students with disabilities experience difficulty learning, followed by several suggestions that address students’ specific learning difficulties.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS FIRST EDITION:

  • All accommodations and adaptations discussed in this book are research-proven to be effective for students with disabilities.
  • Many of the suggestions listed in each section are illustrated with examples of how teachers can implement the suggestions in their teaching.
  • Suggestions for c ulturally and/or linguistically diverse students are included throughout the book.
  • An Appendix provides lesson plan examples for each section of the book.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Addressing Learning Problems 1

Concept Formation 2

Memory 12

Attention 17

Social Competence 25

Motivation and Attribution 32

Pt. II Accessing General Education Curriculum 41

Accessing Curriculum and Instruction 42

Accessing Printed Material 52

Learning Information 57

Remembering Information 64

Completing Assignments 68

Working With Others 76

Pt. III Assessing Learning 81

Improving Students' Test-Taking Skills 87

Grading Adaptations 94

Pt. IV Content Area Accommodations 99

Reading 100

Writing 109

Math 117

Science 125

Social Studies 132

References 139

App. A Lesson Plans 146

App. B Concept Anchoring Table 154

Index 157

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