Addressing Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

How to Reach and Teach Every Student
Author: Gilbert Guerin,Mary C. Male
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412925622
Category: Education
Page: 168
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This updated edition of I Can Learn offers the best practices and policies that enable students with learning disabilities to excel in the general education classroom.

What Teachers Need to Know about Learning Difficulties


Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319363
Category: Education
Page: 105
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Presents an overview of the education of learning disabled children, covering such topics as early identification and intervention, socal and behavioral issues, teaching strategies, and accommodation and support of students.

Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities


Author: Tessa Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134181965
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
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Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities explores how music therapists work in partnership with people with learning disabilities to encourage independence and empowerment and to address a wide variety of everyday issues and difficulties. Comprehensive and wide-ranging, this book describes in detail the role and work of the music therapist with adults with learning disabilities. Many clinical examples are used, including casework with people with autism, asperger’s syndrome, profound and multiple learning disabilities and a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health problems. The book also explores issues of team work and collaborative working, considering how music therapists and their colleagues can best work together. The chapters are grouped into four sections; an introduction to current music therapy work and policy in the area, clinical work with individuals, clinical work with groups, and collaborative and team work. Guidelines for good practice are also provided. This is a thought-provoking and topical text for all those involved in work with adults with learning disabilities; it is essential reading for music therapists and fellow professionals, carers, policy makers and students.

Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

A teacher's practical guide
Author: Gavin Reid,Gad Elbeheri,John Everatt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437802
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This comprehensive book provides all the information that practitioners need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. The why, how and what of assessment is addressed, whilst the link between assessment and intervention is also a key focus. Looking at the full range of Specific Learning Difficulties, this book provides practical guidance on implementing strategies that are tried and tested for use in any classroom, whilst also acknowledging that assessment is a process involving other professionals and parents. Addressing issues and topics common in inclusive classrooms around the world, key topics covered include: Specific Learning Difficulties in context Teacher Assessment in literacy, numeracy and movement Motor development and co-ordination Attention factors in learning The key issues on learning differences Self-esteem and emotional literacy How to enhance skills and the self-sufficiency of teachers Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties will be an invaluable guide for classroom teachers, learning support departments, psychologists and other professionals.

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

A Family Guide to Living and Learning Together
Author: Betty B. Osman
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471155102
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 228
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"Practical strategies and useful advice delivered with clarity and empathy by a respected expert in the field of learning disabilities." —Nancy Samalin, author of Loving Each One Best and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough. "A wonderful glance into the world of learning disabilities and ADHD. Highly informative, addressing social and behavioral issues with sensitivity and compassion." —Anne Ford, Chairman of the Board, National Center for Learning Disabilities. In this reassuring book, noted psychologist Betty B. Osman offers expert guidance and insight to help you help your child. Her unique approach addresses not only school issues, but also focuses on social interactions with peers and family. A completely revised and expanded edition of the classic Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair, this guide provides vital information on: Early signs and symptoms of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The latest advances in educational, medical, and psychological treatments—including drug and behavior therapies How learning problems affect the whole family. Helping your child prosper—both in and out of school.

Mit Worten kann ich fliegen


Author: Sharon Draper
Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag
ISBN: 3764190388
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Melody ist eine unerschütterlich positive Person, die sich von keiner Härte des Schicksals kleinkriegen lässt. Sie ist elf Jahre alt, hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis und ist die cleverste Schülerin auf der ganzen Schule. Doch niemand weiß es. Die meisten Menschen glauben, dass sie unfähig ist zu lernen. Melody ist durch eine zerebrale Kinderlähmung schwerstbehindert und kann weder sprechen noch laufen noch schreiben. Es ist zum Wahnsinnigwerden, dass sie sich nicht verständigen kann - bis sie eines Tages doch einen Weg findet, sich auszudrücken. Leider ist nicht jeder dazu bereit, sie anzuhören.

Learning Disorders

A Response-To-Intervention Perspective
Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351703188
Category:
Page: N.A
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What are learning disorders? How can schools endeavour to address these disorders in today's inclusive classrooms? This book answers these important questions in practical terms and discusses in detail the instructional needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and other significant disorders that affect learning. Peter Westwood draws on international research literature to provide supporting evidence of best practices. The book is unique in linking the teaching methods recommended for overcoming learning problems directly to each of the three tiers of support in the Response-to-Intervention Model. It presents examples of effective whole-class teaching, intensive small group instruction and individual tutoring, as well as addressing key topics such as: educational progress of students with learning disorders; principles for teaching dyslexic students; difficulties with writing and spelling; developing students' numeracy skills; specific intervention strategies; nonverbal learning disabilities. Learning Disorders will be of interest to practising teachers, trainee teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists, school counsellors and parents. It will also provide valuable insights for any school planning to upgrade its support system for students with special educational needs.

Counselling Adults with Learning Disabilities


Author: Sally Hodges,Nancy Sheppard
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403990190
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Taking a psychodynamic approach, Counselling Adults with Learning Disabilities describes current theoretical ideas in this area. Theories are described in an accessible way, with detailed examples given to demonstrate the translation from theory into practice. Common problems are considered within a 'life span' framework, with attention to specific difficulties such as bereavement, abuse and challenging behaviour. The wider context including relationships with families, groups and staff have also been given thoughtful consideration. Finally outcome evidence for counselling is explored.

Multiple Perspectives on Difficulties in Learning Literacy and Numeracy


Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith,John Elkins,Stephanie Gunn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402088643
Category: Education
Page: 375
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There are many approaches to researching the difficulties in learning that students experience in the key areas of literacy and numeracy. This book seeks to advance understanding of these difficulties and the interventions that have been used to improve outcomes. The book addresses the sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory results, and generates new approaches to understanding and serving students with difficulties in literacy and numeracy. The book represents a departure from conventional wisdom as most scholars and graduate students draw upon ideas from only one of the three domains focal in the book and usually from one single or dominant theoretical frame. Typically, readers will affiliate with reading education, mathematics education, or learning disabilities and belong to one of the corresponding professional associations such as IRA, NCTM, or CLD. This book’s scope will open a scholarly forum for engaging readers with a familiarity with one of these domains while providing insight into the others on offer in the book.

One in Eleven

Practical Strategies for Teaching Adolescents with a Language Learning Disability
Author: Mandy Brent,Florence Gough,Amanda Brent,Susan Robinson
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864313934
Category: Education
Page: 160
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This book is a whole-school approach that identifies LLD students and offers suggestions for teaching and learning strategies to address this difficulty in various school contexts, especially in subject areas.

Special Education

Yearbook of the European Association for Education Law and Policy
Author: J. de Groof,Gracienne Lauwers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402015458
Category: Education
Page: 215
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This timely book is about raising awareness of the rights of disabled people to full equality and participation in all areas. It aims to show that disability is an issue of concern to all of us. It is for university faculty staff teaching courses on education law and policy and serves as a resource for students conducting research, government officials, and professionals in these fields.

Why is Math So Hard for Some Children?

The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Author: Daniel B. Berch,Michèle M. M. Mazzocco
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557668646
Category: Education
Page: 457
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This landmark resource gives educational decision–makers and researchers theoretical and practical insight into mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities, combining diverse perspectives from fields such as special education, developmental

Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems


Author: Sharon Vaughn,Candace S. Bos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780133571066
Category: Learning disabled children
Page: 444
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133570738 . Using this bestselling text, pre- and in-service teachers get the ideal contents to prepare to meet the needs of elementary and secondary students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems presents more hands on applications and classroom strategies than any other methods text on the market. This new edition features a new emphasis on and integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout; updated coverage of RtI; a new emphasis on higher level thinking, including reading comprehension and complex texts as well as problem solving, fractions, and algebra; increased focus on classroom management and positive behavior support; and updated and enhanced key research, practice opportunities, and strategies throughout. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, interactive links to helpful web sites, and interactive chapter assessment quizzes. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad(R) and Android(R) tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors

A Guide to Intervention & Classroom Management
Author: Nancy Mather,Sam Goldstein
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557669353
Category: Education
Page: 467
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Introduces a practical model for teaching children with learning disabilites and provides tools for identifying students' strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Problems & Learning Disabilities

Moving Forward
Author: Howard S. Adelman,Linda L. Taylor
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 480
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Taking a broad view of both learning problems and learning disabilities, the authors advocate moving the field forward toward comprehensive teaching approaches that integrate a full range of preventive and treatment interventions. The authors place learning disabilities firmly in perspective as only one type of learning problem and focus on what society in general and schools in particular can do about them. Both broad in scope and futuristic in outlook, the authors emphasize current and evolving assessment and intervention approaches. The books unique organization features a four-part structure, with twenty readings (written specifically for this book) that cover specific topics in greater depth. This ensures that specialized topics (such as learning disabilities) and basic concepts and information (on topics such as assessment) are covered, but in a way that does not disrupt the main flow of the text. Although the readings appear after the main text, they can be read at any time that seems appropriate, and Read More About It sections throughout the chapters remind students of appropriate readings.

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs


Author: Steve Chinn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003577
Category: Education
Page: 144
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*Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'Book to Promote Professional Development'* Certain classroom behaviours can signify an underlying learning disability. This book will help you recognise potential indicators of Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD/HD, physical disabilities and speech and language disorders; explores the benefits of different interventions; and offers practical strategies for improving pupils' behaviours, social skills and self-esteem. This book contains: - A simple-to-use screener for initial identification of a pupil's specific learning disability - A practical and simple structure for monitoring classroom behaviours and creating an Individual Behaviour Plan - Tried-and-tested teacher strategies for common areas of concern, such as problems staying on task, inability to work on group tasks and failure to seek help when needed - Key educational theories to help teachers understand and influence classroom behaviours, and further develop classroom management skills for addressing the behaviours of special needs pupils. This practical, accessible book is an essential tool kit for special educational needs coordinators, learning support staff and teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities


Author: Nancy S. Bley,Carol A. Thornton
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9780890798577
Category: Education
Page: 456
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The fourth of edition of Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities, like previous editions, is aimed at helping teachers in regular and special education settings adapt the Mathematics curriculum to meet the needs of students Learning Disabilities. The book reflects and incorporates the ongoing changes in the world of Mathematics. Material in this newest edition continues to emphasize problem solving and real world applications and also incorporates some of the changes presented in the most recent edition of Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (published by NCTM). It is intended to be an adjunct to material used in a variety of school Mathematics texts and provides a number of ways to individualize instruction and practice. To this end, specific techniques, examples and carefully sequenced activities have been included, and in many cases, updated to address the expanded availability and use of technology. The material has also been reorganized to more clearly address some of the sequences described throughout the book. The chapter on technology now includes an appendix listing commercial and shareware programs that can be adapted and used with students who have Learning Disabilities, and publisher and Internet addresses. Other topics include time and money; concepts and computation involving whole numbers, rational numbers and percentages; and some hard-to-learn upper grade topics such as ratio, proportion, integers, exponents, and scientific notation.

Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties


Author: Tim Booth,Wendy Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134706960
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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Growing up with Parents who have Learning Difficulties uses a life-story approach to present new evidence about how children from such families manage the transition to adulthood, and about the longer-term outcomes of such an upbringing. It offers a view of parental competence as a social attribute rather than an individual skill, assessing the implications for institutional policies and practices. The authors address the notion of children having to parent their disabled parents and argue for a shift in emphasis from protecting children to supporting families. This innovative book provides a fresh approach to a subject rife with prejudice and challenges us to think again about many taken-for-granted ideas about the process of parenting and the needs of children. It also demonstrates the power of narrative research and its capacity for bringing alive people's experience in a way that enables us to better understand their lives.