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Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs

Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

March 2006 | 128 pages | Corwin

The tips and tools you need to provide high-quality instruction for students with exceptionalities!

Teaching is most effective when certain general principles are followed; however, not all students are alike, and not all teaching methods are equally effective.

Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, Effective Instruction for Students With Special Needs presents the key components of highly effective instruction and the accommodations and modifications that should be made for special-needs students when:

  • Planning Instruction: deciding what and how to teach while communicating realistic expectations
  • Managing Instruction: preparing for instruction, using time productively, and creating a positive environment
  • Delivering Instruction: presenting content, monitoring student learning, and adjusting instruction
  • Evaluating Instruction: monitoring student understanding and engaged time, recording student progress, using data to make decisions, and making judgments about student performance

For cases in which more than slight adaptations may be necessary, this helpful guide also highlights special instructional aids and specific teaching methods proven to enhance the success of students with special needs. 

A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection
The collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-their fullest potential.

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About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Effective Instruction for Students With Special
1.What Are the Components of Effective Instruction?
Planning Instruction  
Managing Instruction  
Delivering Instruction  
Evaluating Instruction  
2.What Methods Should Teachers Use to Teach Students Who Are Exceptional?
Behavior Therapy  
Precision Teaching  
Ability Training  
Direct Instruction  
Cognitive Behavior Modification  
Cognitive Skills Training  
Critical Thinking  
Counseling Therapy  
Learning Strategies  
Cooperative Learning  
Peer-Directed Learning  
Peer Tutoring  
Class-Wide Peer Tutoring  
Social Skills Training  
3. What Sort of Special Instructional Adaptations Are Available?
4. Effective Instruction in Perspective
5. What Have We Learned?
Key Points  
Key Vocabulary  
Self-Assessment II  
Answer Key for Self-Assessments  
On Your Own  
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

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