Learning Disabilities

The Special Educator’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, ...

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide

To prevent and resolve common behavior problems in young children, early childhood teachers need a full understanding of what’s behind the behaviors and strategies that really work. This complete professional development package gives pre- and in-service educators the practical help they’ve been waiting for. Taking a “big picture” approach to this critical topic, this book-and-CD set illuminates the diverse influences ...

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The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students’ progress. You’ll discover proven, stress-free data ...

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Family-Centered Early Intervention: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments

Aligned with DEC recommended practices and CEC standards! A must for future early interventionists, this introductory text prepares professionals to support infants and toddlers with special needs and their families—and address the OSEP child outcomes so critical to a program’s success. Focusing on the specific needs and challenges of children from birth to three, the book gathers more than a ...

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Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice (2nd ed.)

Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children’s knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners’ phonological awareness and ...

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From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities

Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, this new edition of 7 Steps for Success continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and postsecondary levels, to developing both academic and non-cognitive skills, to how to find ...

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Webinar: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition

Research shows that a number of students with disabilities who attend college are unaware that disability accommodations and services are available there. In this presentation, our expert presenter will look at what the laws say about the accommodations and services colleges have to provide. You’ll discuss the accommodations that are typically available at the college level, and what ones might ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Webinar: Multi-Sensory Math Methodologies

Students with visual-spatial and language processing difficulties often struggle to understand and process the intricacies of mathematics. This webinar will present methodologies that have been used in small group and individual instruction settings to increase the student’s ability to make connections using multi-sensory, concrete representations. After this webinar, you will be able to: Immediately utilize clearly illustrated examples, models, and strategies ...

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Webinar: ELLs and Language-Based LD: Misconceptions and Assumptions

At times, English Language Learners with language-based learning disabilities may only be identified as ESL students. In this webinar, you’ll hear about some common misconceptions about types of language-based disabilities, ELLs, how you can identify ELLs who also have a language-based disability, and best practices for determining whether a student’s challenges are related to their English acquisition or to a ...

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Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, 2nd edition

Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable text and practitioner guide has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. The publication features to a ...

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K–12 students ...

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Adolescents and Adults With Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Most of the literature on learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) focuses on the needs of elementary school-age children, but older students with these conditions also require significant support. Comprehensive and authoritative, this book helps educators and clinicians navigate the maze of laws, policies and scientific research relating to diagnostic and intervention decision making for adolescents and adults. Leading expert ...

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A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and ...

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English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether ...

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