Learning Disabilities

The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD

Written by a neuroscientist who has studied ADHD, a clinician who has diagnosed and treated it for 30 years and a special educator who sees it daily, The Energetic Brain provides the latest information from neuroscience on how the ADHD brain works and shows how to harness its potential for success. It distills the latest research findings to give readers ...

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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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Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills

Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. ...

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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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Differentiating Language Arts Instruction for Students K-5

Aligned with state and national standards, this book was developed to assist K-5 teachers with teaching English/Language Arts content to students with disabilities. Teachers are provided 90 instructional outlines in the specific skill areas of Reading (word identification, comprehension), Written Expression (prewriting, writing, post writing) and Oral Language (listening, speaking). The strategies and supports will allow many students with disabilities ...

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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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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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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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Accommodating Students With Disabilities Instructional Tools – S5948

National experts share practical tools and approaches for using instructional and assistive technology to help students with disabilities participate in and access the curriculum. Topics include: How to use technology supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. How to select English language acquisition technology for students with disabilities. How to create electronic text to support comprehension by students with moderate ...

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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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Webinar: Assessing Writing Using Curriculum-Based Measurement

Learn to use reliable, valid writing assessments for your students with learning disabilities. Curriculum-based measures (CBM) can give you frequent, accurate data on each student’s progress. In this program you’ll hear about word, sentence, and paragraph-level assessments for early, middle, and secondary writing. You’ll see examples of administration and scoring, and learn about sources of free CBM materials. After viewing ...

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