Teaching Students with Dyslexia Dysgraphia Owl LD and Dyscalculia Second Edition

Author: Virginia W. Berninger
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ISBN: 9781598578942
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can teachers provide effective instruction for students with learning disabilities while meeting the needs of "all" students? The second edition of this accessible text gives K 12 educators research-based answers, straight from two highly respected voices in the field. The first teacher training text to cover all four learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD) this book prepares educators to deliver explicit and engaging instruction customized to the needs of their students. Critical insights from diverse fields blend with lessons learned from actual teaching experience, making this an ideal preservice text and a great in-service professional development tool. THE BOOK TEACHERS NEED TO strengthen instruction with current research findings from many fields including genetics, neuroscience, linguistics, and education help all students (including students with specific learning disabilities) develop oral and written language skills and proficiency with math concepts and problem solving use differentiated instruction to organize their classrooms, routines, and lesson plans uncover both the why and the how of differentiated instruction, so they can adapt their teaching techniques as needed meet Common Core State Standards while addressing the learning needs of individual students apply a specific instructional framework that helps students overcome working memory inefficiencies and related problems create a positive learning environment that promotes intellectual engagement and social emotional development WHAT'S NEW: A timely new chapter on using technology for accommodations and explicit instruction * Research Lessons that demystify new findings * Teaching Tips featuring educatorsa voices of experience * more on in-service preparation for educators on interdisciplinary school teams * guidelines on addressing current challenges in the field * coverage of specific learning disabilities related to math * recommended practices for meeting Common Core State Standards * "

Dyslexia Dysgraphia OWL LD and Dyscalculia

Author: Virginia Wise Berninger
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ISBN: 9781557669346
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How can teachers provide effective instruction for students with learning disabilities while meeting the needs of all students? The second edition of this accessible text gives K-12 educators research-based answers. The first teacher training text to cover all four learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction-dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD)-this book prepares educators to deliver explicit and engaging instruction customized to the needs of their students. Critical insights from diverse fields blend with lessons learned from actual teaching experience, making this an ideal preservice text and a great in-service professional development tool.--Publisher.

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

Author: Virginia Wise Berninger
Publisher: Brookes Pub
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Format: PDF
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How can teachers provide effective literacy instruction for students with learning differences, while meeting the needs of all students in the class? Finally, a single accessible textbook answers that question for every K - 12 educator. The only teacher training text to cover the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction; dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD), this book prepares educators to teach students with learning differences in explicit, reflective, and intellectually engaging ways. Ginger Berninger, a seasoned researcher and former teacher, partners with 40-year teacher and teacher trainer Beverly Wolf for a one-of-a-kind text that gives readers the best of both worlds: critical insights from scientific studies, and lessons learned from actual teaching experience. Educators will get the research-based guidance they'll need to: organize their classrooms, routines, and lesson plans through differentiated instruction; improve every aspect of students' literacy, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; create a positive learning environment that promotes intellectual engagement; and apply a specific framework for instruction that helps students overcome working memory inefficiencies and fluency problems. Throughout the book, relevant research finding from diverse fields, including genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, and education, show teachers the why behind the how. And the extensive instructional guidelines, applicable across school settings and specific curricula, offer innovative approaches to practice that will help teachers successfully meet the needs of individual students. An essential part of every teacher's preparation, this text ensures that educators are ready to deliver effective, individually tailored instruction to students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written langauge disabilities.

Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections

Author: Virginia Wise Berninger
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570212
Format: PDF, ePub
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A state-of-the-art set of lesson plans that can be used for differentiated instruction of students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and OWL LD, this book gives teachers of Grades 4?6 a whole school year of specialized group instruction that improves the literac

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Author: Virginia W. Berninger
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080500269
Format: PDF
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Although educators are expected to bring about functional changes in the brain--the organ of human learning--they are given no formal training in the structure, function or development of the brain in formal or atypically developing children as part of their education. This book is organized around three conceptual themes: First, the interplay between nature (genetics) and nurture (experience and environment) is emphasized. Second, the functional systems of the brain are explained in terms of how they lead to reading, writing and mathematics and the design of instruction. Thirdly, research is presented, not as a finished product, but as a step forward within the field of educational neuropsychology. The book differs from neuropsychology and neuroscience books in that it is aimed at practitioners, focuses on high incidence neuropsychological conditions seen in the classroom, and is the only book that integrates both brain research with the practice of effective literacy, and mathematics instruction of the general and special education school-aged populations.

The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

Author: Robert W. Langston
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1934454346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Power of Dyslexic Thinking, Rob Langston shares the inspirational stories of people who overcame the hurdles of living with dyslexia. Langston believes that dyslexia is not a condition that needs curing. He hopes that understanding more about the creative and intuitive benefits of dyslexia will allow educators and parents, as well as dyslexic children, to see dyslexia not as a disability, but as a gift.

Educational Therapy in Action

Author: Dorothy Fink Ungerleider
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136830073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides an in-depth look at what a little-known clinician, the educational therapist, does and how they do it. It goes behind the clinician’s door to illustrate the unusual and broad range of interventions – both academic/vocational and social/emotional – that an educational therapist employs. This particular case study involves a young woman named Nora who had a severe but undiagnosed auditory processing disorder. She could not give meaning to the spoken language that came at her too rapidly, leaving her in a constant fog of words that she couldn’t comprehend. This case discloses the problems, their causes, and the emotional toll that had to be considered when developing an effective educational/therapeutic plan for Nora. It vividly illustrates the dynamic exchanges and mutual learning that goes on between client and therapist. Parts I and II illustrate how the psycho-educational interventions that addressed Nora’s academic and non-academic needs were gradually formulated over the first year. Part III provides a series of vignettes from subsequent years that illustrate the ongoing applications of the therapist’s work. Distinguishing Features Explanatory Sidebars – The rationale behind particular techniques and interventions is clarified through a system of explanatory sidebars that inform the reader without distracting from the story. This approach makes the book both an instructional tool well as compelling story. Organic Curriculum – The rationale for and application of an "organic (personalized) curriculum" is explained and applied throughout the book as a model for others to use in working with this population. A Longitudinal Perspective – The initial work with Nora began many years ago, so this book provides a long view of her life and tracks the influences that educational therapy exerted on her development into a fully functioning adult. Cognitive/Emotional Integration – The core of educational therapy – the interdependence of cognitive skills and emotional response – is clearly documented throughout the book. In addition to educational therapy students and practitioners, this book is appropriate for those working in related fields such as special education, school psychology, school counselling, and social work in educational settings.

Language Processing Problems

Author: Cindy Gaulin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462834612
Format: PDF
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Language Processing Problems: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is an easy-to-read but thorough treatment of a problem which is quite prevalent but often overlooked. Children (and adults) vary in their language processing capacities. Recognizing this variation can be very useful in understanding why certain children are having unexpected difficulties with school or social interactions. Split-second delays in recognizing words, problems remembering what was said, difficulties finding the word needed or organizing a complex sentence can all interfere with communication. For some children these problems are quite significant in spite of perfectly adequate or even exceptional knowledge of words and grammatical rules. The book explains, in laymans terms, how people use language to communicate, the components of the language processing system and the types of problems that can arise with its use. In particular an attempt is made to discriminate between language processing problems and other disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Dyslexia. Guidelines are provided for recognizing language processing problems and for deciding how to proceed toward a solution. The book ends with many suggestions which parents, teachers and children can use to address specific and general language processing problems. A quick pass through the book finds that it begins with several examples of children who have language processing problems. It then provides down-to-earth descriptions of what language processing is and how we use speech to communicate. This is followed by discussions of the difference between language knowledge and language processing and other psycholinguistic topics such as word recognition and working memory. Distinctions are drawn between input and output processing and between auditory and visual language processing. These topics are followed by a chapter about how children learn to process language. After this introduction to the workings of language processing, problems with language processing are treated in detail. What are the problems? Who has them? And what causes language processing problems? Confusions of terminology are dealt with and then come two chapters which lay out the intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (environmental) factors related to language processing problems. In these chapters I compare and integrate information about related problems which can co-occur or be confused with language processing problems. The next two long chapters help parents and teachers recognize whether a child has a language processing problem and then decide what to do about it. The first of these chapters is divided into sections dealing with preschoolers, school-age children and high school students. The second chapter helps parents and teachers decide whether a speech-language evaluation is needed, what that evaluation should include, and details various possible treatment routes. There are four chapters which provide suggestions for improving listening and following directions, verbal memory, word retrieval and organization of language output, respectively. In each chapter there are suggestions for external strategies (to be used by parents and teachers) and internal strategies (to be used by the child) as well as descriptions of the kinds of treatment available from speech-language pathologists for these problems. A short, final summary is followed by a glossary and references.

I Am Just Me

Author: Sky Burke
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ISBN: 9780615844442
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A one-of-a-kind true story of a little girl with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia, who is striving to overcome her learning disabilities by self-advocating for herself and gains permission by the school to use an iPad to help her learn. This is a true story written by a special child, Sky Burke, age 12, with a co-author, and illustrator Penny Weber for children and adults. This book includes beautiful and creative illustrations. Plus a letter to families and a page with self-advocacy tips. All children can relate to this story of overcoming differences in school. The book will inspire students to be active participants in their own education. This book has the ability to make a huge impact on education for all students who are different and may have the power to influence schools to use modern technological advances to help students with disabilities meet their full potential. The possibilities are limitless. Please visit theskyislimitless.org. 10% of all proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated back to the community to support advocacy.

Dyslexia A Teachers Journey

Author: Ruth Fuller Lature
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0983414440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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I commend Ms. Lature for her passion and drive to help dyslexic children and adults and for her work to educate others about the challenges inherent in this neurological disorder... —Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi Teachers and parents of dyslexic children will welcome this intriguing memoir... —Marcia Henry, PhD, Professor Emerita, San Jose State University In this book, Lature mingles relevant information about dyslexia with humor as she shares her experiences with students from primary grades through adulthood. As a teacher of over thirty-five years and as an advocate for persons with dyslexia—her experience and insight is invaluable. Lature has seen the blocked potential and even abuse that some persons with dyslexia have suffered. While the author has dealt with professionals who deny the existence of dyslexia, she has pushed forward with vigor and passion, sometimes at great personal sacrifice. Dyslexia: A Teacher’s Journey gives you vital information and advice on what dyslexia is, and how you can find help for yourself or a loved one. The back of the book lists websites, books, and organizations that can help individuals or families dealing with dyslexia. Ruth’s fight for the educational rights of dyslexics will make you laugh, inspire you, and most importantly inform you of the role you can play in helping all persons with dyslexia. Her story can help present and future generations glimpse the past, best live in the present, and plan for the future.