Learning Disabilities

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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Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities: Solve It!

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure involving multiple cognitive processes beyond computing an equation. Students must comprehend the problem information, create a mental model of the problem, and from that model determine and execute a viable ...

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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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Executive Function: Skill-Building Support Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

Executive function (EF) skills in young children are linked to school achievement and social-emotional development, making EF skill building vitally important for all students in elementary school. Educators need to have a clear understanding of executive function and the impact of EF deficits on student performance so that they can detect and address EF weaknesses as early as possible, thereby ...

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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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Functional Curriculum for Elementary and Secondary Students

This book describes how to build a functional curriculum for students-that is, a curriculum with everyday usefulness and value in making the student more competent and independent. This edition also shows teachers how to tie the curriculum from the elementary school to the curricula of middle and secondary schools, and ultimately to tasks common in adult life. Edited by Paul Wehmen ...

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Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

The “math” is on the wall: unless our youngest mathematicians have a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the higher math that lies ahead. This essential resource helps you identify where K-3 students are likely to struggle, and then intervene with smart, targeted instruction. The authors provide: Teaching strategies that build number sense skills, including ...

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The RTI Approach to Evaluating Learning Disabilities

This book presents clear-cut procedures for using response to intervention (RTI) to determine a K-12 student’s eligibility for special education under the designation of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Comprehensive guidelines are provided for gathering student data in the course of interventions and ruling out causes other than SLD for academic problems. Special features include case examples, tips for creating individualized ...

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Solve It! Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving

Help ensure that students in inclusive classrooms succeed when solving mathematical problems with Solve It! This research-based instructional approach is designed for inclusion in s standard mathematics curriculum. Using this approach, teachers help students develop the processes and strategies used by good problem solvers. Explicit instruction in mathematical problem solving is provides in lessons that teach critical cognitive and metacognitive ...

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