What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs

Author: Roger Pierangelo
Publisher: Research PressPub
ISBN: 9780878224678
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical manual presents educators with positive interventions for helping special education students succeed in school. Each chapter contains useful and tested classroom management strategies that are designed to meet the needs of all children with disabilities as they face academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Content Areas -- Learning Disabilities -- ADHD -- Emotional Disabilities -- Speech/Language Disorders -- Hearing Impairments -- Visual Impairments -- Orthopedic Disabilities and Other Health Impairments -- Traumatic Brain Injury -- Developmental Disabilities -- Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders -- Gifted Children The authors provide helpful information on each targeted area, such as definition, incidence, characteristics, guidelines for assessment, and educational implications. They also discuss parent-teacher conference considerations and include a listing of useful references and national organizations.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners

Author: Donna Walker Tileston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971756
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition presents critical information about teaching diverse learners, including brain-compatible teaching strategies, six signs of bias to avoid, how culture affects learning styles, and more.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation

Author: Donna Walker Tileston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271410
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Powerful, brain-friendly strategies for motivating, challenging, and celebrating your students! This second edition is filled with practices for motivating even the most at-risk and reluctant students. Informed by current research on the plasticity of the brain and new insights on the relationship between culture and student motivation, the book features an extended classroom example of motivational techniques in action and vocabulary pre- and post-tests for teachers and details how: Technology influences the brain and motivation Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are related to celebrations and rewards Specific strategies can motivate students to begin and finish a task Teachers can foster students' positive self-talk and on-task behaviors

What Every Teacher Should Know about Making Accommodations and Adaptations for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Author: Nari Carter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205608362
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This valuable resource and reference provides brief, hands-on, research-based methods for facilitating access to the general education curriculum for students with special learning and behavioral needs. This book is designed to instruct preservice teachers about challenges students with mild/moderate disabilities face in learning classroom curriculum, and to help these teachers learn how to provide accommodations and adaptations that address students' educational needs. The book is divided into four sections: Addressing Learning Problems, Accessing General Education Curriculum, Assessment, and Content Area Accommodations. Each section beings with a discussion of the topic and explains why students with disabilities experience difficulty learning, followed by several suggestions that address students' specific learning difficulties. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS FIRST EDITION: All accommodations and adaptations discussed in this book are research-proven to be effective for students with disabilities. Many of the suggestions listed in each section are illustrated with examples of how teachers can implement the suggestions in their teaching. Suggestions for c ulturally and/or linguistically diverse students are included throughout the book. An Appendix provides lesson plan examples for each section of the book.

What Every Teacher Should Know about English Language Learners

Author: Nancy L. Hadaway
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780137155477
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers across the country are finding their classrooms increasingly diverse, and this booklet is designed to help teachers cater to the needs of English language learners, both in ESL and non-ESL classrooms. By examining the background of English language learners, this booklet helps teachers to create a framework for organizing the classroom environment. Practical classroom strategies for literacy and content education are also emphasized.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004

Author: H. Rutherford Turnbull
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137149117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do your students need to learn the basics of the IDEA 2004 Amendment? This brief guide, written by the leading experts in special education law, outlines the history of IDEA; the major purposes of the 2004 Law; specific definitions to terms in the 2004 Amendment; and a discussion of IDEA's principles: IEPs, learning disabilities, transition, over-identification, early intervening services, and discipline.