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.

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.

Learning Disabilities, Second Edition

From Identification to Intervention
Author: Jack M. Fletcher,G. Reid Lyon,Lynn S. Fuchs,Marcia A. Barnes
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462536379
Category: Education
Page: 418
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Reviewing the state of the science of learning disabilities (LD) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative text has been significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). With a focus on what works in the classroom, the book explores the full range of reading, mathematics, and writing disabilities. It synthesizes knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and special and general education. Illustrations include eight color plates. As a special supplement, a chapter on the history of the LD field from the first edition is provided at the companion website. New to This Edition *Heightened emphasis on intervention, including significant new developments in reading comprehension and math. *Reflects major scientific advances in understanding LD. *Chapter on principles of effective instruction and MTSS. *Chapter on automaticity in reading, math, and writing. *Chapter on challenges in real-world implementation of evidence-based practices. *Chapter on the validity of the LD construct.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities


Author: Cesare Cornoldi,Irene C. Mammarella,Jodene Goldenring Fine
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527582
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
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Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from DSM-5 disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K-12 students and their families address the challenges of NLD in and outside of the classroom are illustrated with vivid case material. The authors thoughtfully consider controversies surrounding NLD, discuss why the diagnosis is not included in the current DSM and ICD classification systems, and identify important directions for future research.

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.

Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education

Living with uncertainty
Author: Brahm Norwich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136309772
Category: Education
Page: 200
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Based on extensive research, Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education presents a contemporary and critical analysis of the interaction between different perspectives and positions in the field of inclusive education. Referring to existing attitudes on the education of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, Professor Norwich argues that despite the appeal of inclusion as a single powerful position, its practical realisation involves tensions and dilemmas that have to be addressed and resolved. This core analysis is illustrated by a review of relevant national and international concepts, principles, research and practices drawing on literature in areas of current interest and concern, such as: identification and classification; current national and international conceptions; pedagogic and curriculum issues; organisation of schooling; parental and student perspectives; the contribution of research to policy and practice. Engaging with the fundamental issues in the field and providing a coherent perspective that recognises and justifies the inter-connection between specialised and general school provision, this accessible and timely book will be of interest to all researchers and students of inclusive education.

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: History


Author: Richard Harris,Ian Luff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134836317
Category: Education
Page: 180
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The SEND Code of Practice (2015) has reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This topical book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making history lessons accessible and exciting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The authors draw on a wealth of experience to share their understanding of special educational needs and disabilities and show how the history teacher can reduce or remove any barriers to learning. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of history teaching, this fully revised edition will enable teachers to: Make history education accessible and engaging to pupils of all abilities Create an inclusive classroom environment that responds to the emotional needs of the class and nurtures a culture of learning Develop inclusive practical demonstration and role play techniques to aid conceptual understanding Set assessment objectives Deploy in-class support effectively An invaluable tool for continuing professional development, this text will be essential for teachers (and their teaching assistants) seeking guidance specific to teaching history to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENDCOs, senior management teams and ITT providers. In addition to practical activities and supporting material contained in the book, there are also free online resources for readers to download and use in the preparation of successful, inclusive lessons for all pupils.

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.

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.

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.

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: English


Author: Tim Hurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315535831
Category: Education
Page: 196
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This book provides practical strategies and resources that have been proven effective in teaching English to pupils of all abilities, making English accessible, challenging and exciting. The author outlines important key principles that should underpin teaching and learning so that all pupils, including those with special educational needs, can enjoy the subject and make outstanding progress. The ideas and guidance draw on a wealth of experience, providing classroom activities and free online resources, which can be combined with different teaching approaches. A range of appendices provides teachers with real-life case studies and examples and templates for supporting pupils with SEND. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of English teaching, this book will enable teachers and their teaching assistants to: develop pupils’ understanding by engaging multi-sensory approaches; ensure all pupils are able to participate fully in lessons and achieve success; design and use individual plans for pupils with SEND; assess and adapt content and resources when differentiating materials for pupils with a wide range of learning needs; use formative assessments to measure learning and inform planning. An invaluable tool for whole-school continuing professional development, this fully revised text will be essential for teachers and their teaching assistants seeking guidance specific to teaching English to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENDCOs, learning support units and senior management teams as well as to teacher-training professionals.

Effective People

Leadership and Organisation Development in Healthcare
Author: Stephen Prosser
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846193915
Category: Medical
Page: 203
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This inspirational book analyses the attitudes and disciplines which make people and the organisations for which they work more effective, more productive and generally more successful. The author, who has experience of working in healthcare and manufacturing and with senior civil servants, and is also familiar with key academic literature, sets out a highly practical combination of practice, theory and policy applicable in a wide variety of healthcare situations.

Guide to Learning Disabilities for Primary Care: How to Screen, Identify, Manage, and Advocate for Children With Learning Disabilities


Author: Larry B. Silver,Dana L. Silver
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312290080
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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All-new clinical resource to help primary caregivers take a lead role in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of children with learning disabilities. Developed by a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist and a noted pediatrician, this all-new clinical resource is purpose-built to help primary caregivers take a lead role in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of children with learning disabilities. Turn here for: Clear, concise overviews of the full range of learning disorders, Expert management recommendations and valuable clinical pearls, Clinical interventions and related psychiatric disorders.

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.