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Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

December 2008 | 168 pages | Corwin

"I wish I had this book when I started teaching! Every teacher starts out with an empty bag of tricks; it is nice to peek into someone's bag!"
—Nicole Guyon, Special Education Teacher
Westerly School Department, Cranston, RI

Classroom-tested strategies that help students with learning disabilities succeed!

Teachers are often challenged to help students with learning disabilities reach their full academic potential. Written with humor and empathy, this engaging book offers a straightforward approach to skillful teaching of students with learning disabilities.

Developed for K–12 general and special education classrooms, this resource draws on the author's 30 years of teaching experience to help teachers gain a greater understanding of students' learning differences and meet individual needs. Strategies are organized by skills—including reading, writing, math, organization, attention, and test-taking—helping teachers quickly identify the best techniques for assisting each student and encouraging independent learning. Readers will find:

  • More than 100 practical strategies, interventions, and activities that build students' academic abilities
  • Recommendations on appropriate accommodations, assessment techniques, and family communication
  • Support for complying with recent federal mandates related to learning disabilities, including the ADA, Section 504, and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004
  • Helpful guidance and stories from the author's own classroom experiences
  • Ready-to-use tools, forms, and guides

Discover innovative, easy-to-implement teaching methods that overcome barriers to learning and help students with special needs thrive in your classroom.

About the Author
1. Awareness and Sensitivity: The Starting Point
2. Student Needs: Clarifying and Understanding
3. Parents: Informing and Supporting
4. Program: Facilitation, Support, and Consultation
5. Accommodations: Adjustments That Work
6. Strategies: Practical Tips to Help Students
7. Organization: Techniques to Get It Together
8. Test Format: Facilitating Accurate Assessment
9. Test Taking: Effective Tips for All
10. Self-Advocacy: The Path to Independence
Notes: Space for Your Own Ideas
Resources: Explore and Connect to Support
Key features
  • "Grab and Go," user-friendly resource for busy teachers
  • Strategies organized according to needs as determined by skills (not disability labels)
  • Stories illustrating effectiveness of strategies
  • Several ready to use forms and tools

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