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Ready–to–Use Information and Materials for Assessing Specific Learning Disabilities. Complete Learning Disabilities Resource Library, Volume I

  • ID: 2215945
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical resource is one of two volumes in the
"Complete Learning Disabilities Resource Library," a unique set of instructional resources that gives practical educators timely, ready–to–use information, techniques, and activities for helping students with learning difficulties at all grade levels.

Authored by a master teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience in the field of learning disabilities, the two–volume set provides a "library" of tested materials that can save you countless hours of research and preparation time in assessing student strengths and weaknesses, interpreting special education law, working successfully with parents, creating lessons and activities to remediate specific problems, and much more.

Volume I, READY–TO–USE INFORMATION MATERIALS FOR ASSESSING SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILTIES, is packed with useful guidelines and tips to help you identify and diagnose specific learning problems, including a list of behaviors that signal learning disability ... a review of students and parent rights and how the law affects what the teacher may and may not do ... a list of normal developmental milestones ... specific suggestions for helping students with various difficulties ... criteria for classroom observations ... guidelines for inclusion of special students in regular classrooms ... directions for classroom behavioral management ... a teacher′s guide for helping children who find reading extremely difficult ... and 76 tips for classroom and academic management and teaching reading, writing, and math ... and much more.

Volume II, READY–TO–USE TOOLS MATERIALS FOR REMEDIATING SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES, provides over 230 reproducible remedial activities covering the basic skills areas of reading, language arts, and math, including 11 activities such as "Likenesses and Difference" for children ages 3–7 ... 24 activities like "Using Pictures to Write Sentences" for teaching beginning reading and language arts between the functional levels of 1.0 to 1.5 ... 41 activities like "Compound Words" and "Contractions" for students functioning at level 2.0 ... 63 activities plus "The Five Elements of a Good Sentence/Parts of Speech" for students functioning at level 2.5 to 2.9 ... 90 activities like writing a business letter and answering phone calls for students at level 4.5 or higher.

Moreover, for easy use, each volume is printed in a big 8 ¼" x 11" spiral–bound format that folds flat for photocopying of the scores of assessment or remedial tools it contains as many times as you need them for use with individual students, small groups, or an entire class.

In short, the "Complete Learning Disabilities Resource Library" gives you an unparalleled store of tested, up–to–date information and materials ready for your immediate use to help each child achieve success in learning up to the limits of his or her ability!

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About This Resource Library.

CHAPTER 1: Learning Disabilities – An Overview.

CHAPTER 2: Medical Aspects of Learning Disabilities.

CHAPTER 3: Understanding The Law.

CHAPTER 4: Early Childhood Education for At–Risk Students.

CHAPTER 5: The Role of the Student Study Team.

CHAPTER 6: The Role of the Multi–Disciplinary Team in Assessing the Needs of Students.

CHAPTER 7: The Role of the Multi–Disciplinary Team in Developing the I.E.P.

CHAPTER 8: Making the Changes Required by the Regular Education Initiative.

CHAPTER 9: Classroom Management.

CHAPTER 10: Academic Management Considerations.

Chapter 11: Teaching Reading.

CHAPTER 12: Teaching Language Arts.

CHAPTER 13: Teaching Mathematics.

CHAPTER 14: Teaching Life and Social Skills.

CHAPTER 15: The Role of the Secondary School.

CHAPTER 16: Beyond High School.

CHAPTER 17: The Role of Technology in Learning Disabilities.

CHAPTER 18: A Call to Action.

APPENDIX 1: List of Organizations And Sources Of Help.

APPENDIX 2: Teacher′s Guide To Behavioral Problem Solving.

APPENDIX 3: What You Need To Know About Add: A Guide For Parents And Teachers.

APPENDIX 4: What You Need To Know About LD: A Guide For Parents And Teachers.


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Joan M. Harwell
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