How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties in College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642413
Category: Education
Page: 224
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For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.

How to Succeed in Employment with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Employees and Employers
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642464
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 471

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For anyone becoming employed, or in employment, with hidden impairments such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD the work setting can be a real challenge. From getting started - choosing a career, tips on job interviews - to information on life in employment, starting from induction onwards, daily management of a workload, selling strengths, and even guidance on how to build a good balance between work and home life, Amanda Kirby identifies the best strategies to use for success, both professionally and personally. While being in a new job can be exciting it can also provoke anxious feelings of not being quite sure what to do and when to act. The information in this book is the ideal preparation for the challenges, and new opportunities, ahead. Drawing on decades of practical experience, as well as her academic expertise, Amanda Kirby provides a comprehensive range of helpful information built from contributions from many people with specific learning difficulties who have gone through this experience, and professionals working in the field. This is an easy to use guide that will prepare anyone for all aspects of life in employment (including links to useful apps and free software) and is a must-have guide for all employers.

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
Author: Susan Yellin,Christina Cacioppo Bertsch
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003027
Category: Education
Page: 272
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*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category * Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Author: Marybeth Kravets,Princeton Review,Imy F. Wax
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375429611
Category: Education
Page: 831
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Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.

How to Succeed in Employment with Specific Learning Difficulties

A Guide for Employees and Employers
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 0285642456
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 5388

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For anyone becoming employed, or in employment, with hidden impairments such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD the work setting can be a real challenge. From getting started - choosing a career, tips on job interviews - to information on life in employment, starting from induction onwards, daily management of a workload, selling strengths, and even guidance on how to build a good balance between work and home life, Amanda Kirby identifies the best strategies to use for success, both professionally and personally. While being in a new job can be exciting it can also provoke anxious feelings of not being quite sure what to do and when to act. The information in this book is the ideal preparation for the challenges, and new opportunities, ahead. Drawing on decades of practical experience, as well as her academic expertise, Amanda Kirby provides a comprehensive range of helpful information built from contributions from many people with specific learning difficulties who have gone through this experience, and professionals working in the field. This is an easy to use guide that will prepare anyone for all aspects of life in employment (including links to useful apps and free software) and is a must-have guide for all employers.

The Parents' Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties

Information, Advice and Practical Tips
Author: Veronica Bidwell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503088
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from poor working memory, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, through to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Specific Language Impairment and Visual Processing Difficulty. It explains clearly what each difficulty is, how it can affect a child's learning and how to help a child to succeed despite their difficulties. Part two includes a host of tips, tools and strategies to support your child's efforts in areas such as reading, writing, spelling and handwriting, as well as advice on motivation, confidence and managing life's setbacks. Written by an experienced Educational Psychologist, this is the perfect guide for parents and carers who are looking for ways to support their child's learning, as well as for educators and teachers looking for advice on how to differentiate lessons and motivate pupils with SpLDs.

Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND & Inclusion


Author: Rona Tutt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987458
Category: Education
Page: 152
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How to give children and young people who have SEN and disabilities (SEND), the support they need in the environment where they feel most fully included, should be a key concern of every teacher and practitioner. Drawing on her years of experience and conversations with a range of professionals, as well as the thoughts of children, young people and families who have encountered a number of settings, SEND expert Dr Rona Tutt examines both the benefits of the recent SEND reforms and also the opportunities that have been missed to meet needs more flexibly. Content focuses on; - Creating a climate where all children can thrive - An appreciation for the variety of innovative ways school leaders are meeting the needs of students - A consideration of the wider context of SEN from local to national level Clear and accessible, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with how individual needs are best met, rather than where their education takes place.

Learning Outside The Lines

Two Ivy League Students With Learning Disabilities And Adhd Give You The Tools F
Author: Jonathan Mooney,David Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104735
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome


Author: Sarita Freedman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002921
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. This book describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance. This book is essential reading for psychologists, special educators, educational therapists, high school teachers/career counselors, and other professionals supporting high school and college students on the autism spectrum. Parents of such students will also benefit from the ideas presented in this book.

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.

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities


Author: Jane Utley Adelizzi,Diane B. Goss
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897723
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Offers advice to parents of children with learning disabilities to help them provide the personal and academic support their children need to learn and thrive.

The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model

How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All
Author: Susan Winebrenner,Dina Brulles
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575427834
Category: Education
Page: 224
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In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential—without major budget implications? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Digital content features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation designed for in-service training.

Successful Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students


Author: Kevin D. Besnoy
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631944
Category: Education
Page: 75
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Some kids, including gifted students, have difficulties in school. Gifted students with learning disabilities may continuously struggle with certain areas of instruction, but never receive identification of or accommodation for their difficulties, because their gifts mask their disabilities. Gifted students with learning disabilities need unique instruction and a practical use of accommodations to succeed in school. It is important for educators to familiarize themselves with the definitions and characteristics of various learning disabilities and learn the strategies they can use in the classroom to help gifted/learning-disabled students succeed. In this book, Kevin Besnoy takes an in-depth look at the various learning disabilities and difficulties some gifted students face, provides practical tips for accommodating and planning instruction for those students, and gives an overview of federal law related to this population. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

College Success for Students with Disabilities

A Guide to Finding and Using Resources, with Real-World Stories
Author: Irene Ingersoll
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662886
Category: Education
Page: 248
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The demanding workload and fast pace of college often overwhelm students. Without access to the right resources, many of the three million U.S. college students with disabilities fail or drop out--at a much higher rate than their peers. This guide helps students, parents, counselors and psychologists find the appropriate resources and accommodations to help students with disabilities successfully transition to college. The author explains Americans with Disabilities Act laws and outlines steps for requesting and implementing college staff, classroom and testing accommodations. Student testimonies are included, advising on which assistive technologies and resources have worked to achieve academic success.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context

An Introduction
Author: Kimberly Maich,Carmen Hall
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551309122
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context is the first book to offer a thorough introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario. Highlighting examples, research, and interventions specific to Ontario, this manual provides an abundance of information in one central location, making it an indispensable tool for any Ontario professional working with individuals with ASD. This comprehensive text begins with a brief history of ASD and an overview of its contemporary understandings, including current diagnostic criteria. Covering a range of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to be effective for individuals with ASD—and supplemented with graphics, checklists, and hands-on strategies for application—this book provides essential information to inform practitioners. The concluding section on ASD across the lifespan explores how these interventions are delivered within agencies throughout Ontario, from preschool through to adulthood, and addresses relevant issues and topics for each age group. Featuring chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, lists of further resources, and reflective questions, this highly accessible and pedagogically rich text is vital reading not only for current and future practitioners, but also for parents of children with ASD.

College Knowledge

What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
Author: David T. Conley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996750
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

Dyslexia

A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Barbara Riddick,Judith Wolfe,David Lumsdon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1853467804
Category: Education
Page: 134
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This book focuses on realistic strategies for non-specialists to use when working with pupils who have dyslexia. It offers detailed, practical guidance on defining and identifying dyslexia, dyslexia in the early and middle years and at secondary school, and worked examples of IEPs. It also discusses providing effective support for the literacy and numeracy hours, raising self-esteem, and working with parents and voluntary organizations. In addition, the authors cover using checklists and assessments, choosing suitable programs and resources, and useful addresses and books. Teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream classrooms and parents wanting to help their children will find this book invaluable.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook


Author: Thomas L Good
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265992
Category: Education
Page: 1032
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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans. Key Features: · Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career · Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters · Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction · Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Educating Service Children

Eleventh Report of Session 2005-06; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0215030621
Category: Education
Page: 178
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Frequent moves are a feature of Service life, and mobility can have a detrimental impact on children's emotional well-being and their educational attainment. The Committee's report examines issues relating to the education of the children of armed forces service personnel, including Service schools overseas and the performance of the Ministry of Defence's agency, Service Children's Education (SCE), which is responsible for providing these schools, as well as issues affecting Service children in UK state-maintained and independent sector day and boarding schools. The Committee concludes that Service personnel deserve assurance that their children's education will not suffer because of their parent's employment, and expresses its doubts that the DfES and the MoD currently take the interests of Service children sufficiently into account. Findings include: the need for better co-ordination between the MoD, the DfES and the devolved administrations to ensure continuity of education for children moving between different parts of the UK; the DfES needs to undertake work to determine how many Service children are in UK schools and the system for transferring student records between schools needs to be improved, particularly for Service children with special needs; and the MoD should increase the provision of telephones and internet access for Service personnel on operations so that they can communicate with their children.