Interventions and Strategies

Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior

Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. Functional Communication Training delineates an individualized instructional approach that teaches children socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming ...

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Webinar: Support Executive Function in the Classroom: Improve Student Learning

Executive function describes a set of skills that allow humans to plan, organize, reason, initiate tasks, and self-regulate. These skills develop over an extended period of time, making them vulnerable to interference or challenge. Executive dysfunction greatly impacts student achievement and is often an associated feature of developmental or learning disabilities, or caused by a mismatch between a student’s neurodevelopmental ...

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The Inclusive Education Checklist: A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

This book is designed assists schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, and professionals to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist of 8 to 32 best practice indicators for each. The mean scores of each best practice checklist offer a general indicator of school progress toward achieving the ...

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Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Students in the 21st-century classroom are diverse – culturally, economically, and linguistically, with disparate needs and abilities. General education classroom students vary in academic readiness, interest level, and individual learning profile, and some may have severe learning and behavioral challenges. All teachers today need to be able to differentiate instruction, using strategies that address students’ strengths, interests, skills, and readiness ...

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Webinar: Effective Intervention for Reading Difficulties

Learn the research-based reading techniques that teachers have been looking for! This webinar will present the most highly effective approaches to word-level reading difficulties, which can help struggling readers regardless of their particular disability category. Reported in top journals by established teams of researchers, these approaches allowed students to build a large sight vocabulary and often closed the gap with ...

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Visual Note-Taking for Educators

We’ve come a long way from teachers admonishing students to put away their drawings and take traditional long-form notes. Let’s be honest: note-taking is boring and it isn’t always the most effective way to retain information. This book is a guide for teachers about getting students drawing and sketching to learn visually. Whether students are in elementary school or high ...

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Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) This program will give you two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skill. You’ll learn how to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction and how to teach computation with and without ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards and Students with Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) A wave of STEM instruction is sweeping the country, but students with disabilities are not always riding that wave, especially in science. This webinar will change the tide by providing you with better instructional strategies to help you reach students with high-incidence disabilities such as emotional, behavioral, or learning ...

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Classroom Instruction and Students with Autism: TEC Collection

This second collection of articles about autism spectrum disorders from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides the keys to creating collaborative environments and designing successful interventions in the effective education of students with autism spectrum disorders. With an introduction by former TEC editors Alec F. Peck and Stan Scarpati, this collection features a variety of instruction and instruction-related techniques, and represents ...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: TEC Collection

This collection of articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides an overview of the latest trends, discussions, and critical issues affecting educators working with children with autism spectrum disorders for school-based activities. With an introduction by former TEC editors Stan Scarpati and Alec Peck, the articles in the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Family, Community, Social Skills, and Behavior collection expand upon ...

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Autism Strategies for Middle Schools A-Z

In many ways, the challenge of effectively teaching students with autism / ASD increases as their grade level increases. Students with autism enter middle school with very different maturity and ability levels due to the individual nature/extent of their disorder, as well as degree of support they have received in school and outside of school previously. To meet the extremely ...

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RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level

Grounded in the best current knowledge, RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level: Recommended Literacy Practices and Remaining Questions shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require ...

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RTI Lesson Planning and Instructional Decision-Making

RTI: Lesson Planning & Instructional Decision Making: Keys to Success in Elementary Classrooms offers elementary school teachers an easy-to-follow set of guidelines for effective lesson planning as well as strategies for developing and implementing evidence-based interventions for struggling learners. By Mary E. Little. 2013. 150 pages. ISBN 978-1-93560-973-5. #S6096.

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Adolescent Literacy: Strategies for Content Comprehension

For adolescents with reading disabilities, struggles with comprehension are a major obstacle to mastering academic content areas. Help resolve comprehension difficulties with this practical text, developed for use with students in Grades 6-12 with and without disabilities. An ideal text for pre-service special and general educators, this book is the key to understanding what’s behind comprehension struggles and which strategies ...

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RTI for Gifted Students: A CEC-TAG Educational Resource

RTI for Gifted Students provides a comprehensive overview of response to intervention (RTI) frameworks that include gifted students. This book incorporates national, state, and local RTI models and how gifted learners can be included within these frameworks. Specific attention is given to addressing the needs of students who are twice-exceptional and to culturally responsive practices. The book concludes with ways ...

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