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 Ltd
ISBN: 0285642456
Category: Education
Page: 272
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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.

Aspertools

The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity
Author: Harold Reitman,Pati Fizzano
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 0285643657
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Dr Harold Reitman’s daughter, Rebecca, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in her twenties. She explained the diagnosis to her father as: “Brains are like snowflakes – no two are alike.” Dr Reitman immediately realised that his good intentions as a parent had been off-course when bringing up his daughter as he could not understand the landscape of Rebecca’s mind and feelings. This is the book he wishes that he had had access to when Rebecca was a child and teenager. Harold Reitman outlines how Aspies process information differently in a way that affects their daily life and provides practical, self-administered tools to manage life inside and outside the home. Aspertools offers advice from three perspectives, with that of a special needs education teacher, Pati Fizzano, as well as inspirational stories from Dr Reitman’s daughter, Rebecca, about her own experience, for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, focusing on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities. Including tips on how to cope with social anxiety through preparation, encouragement and lists; how to effect positive changes in behaviour by utilising rules, rewards and consequences; how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to ‘a safe place’. This comprehensive and accessible work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for everyone with a different brain – no matter the label.

Dyspraxia

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
Author: Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285639390
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Dyspraxia is truly a hidden handicap that may go undiagnosed until adulthood. A child with dyspraxia has problems co-ordinating his or her movements, and will appear clumsy. This informative, practical book is intended to help parents and teachers, with innovative ideas that they can use to encourage the child and help to improve motor skills. It looks at the child at every stage, through early years at home, at nursery school, primary and secondary school and into adulthood. Most parents are desperate for information about causes and symptoms and that information is given in simple terms, as well as information about diagnostic procedures and the characteristics of the condition. While dyspraxia cannot be cured, it can be overcome and its effects minimised. With the aid of this book a parent can ensure that their child is equipped with strategies to lead as normal a life as possible.

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.

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.

Self-Advocacy Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities

Making It Happen in College and Beyond
Author: Henry B. Reiff
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781934032060
Category: Education
Page: 215
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Filled with strategies, and resources, this book uses the author's groundbreaking research about successful adults with learning disabilities, to promote self-advocacy. This work is brimming with useful and practical information. It is easily understood and embraced by students with learning disabilities, their parents, guidance counselors, and stakeholders in the fields of both higher and special education.

The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook

The First-Year Special Education Teacher's Guide to Success
Author: Carla F. Shelton,Alice B. Pollingue
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412969131
Category: Education
Page: 219
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This revised, updated edition of a bestseller includes planning checklists, ready-to-use forms, and best practices to help special educators successfully navigate their first year.

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.

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.

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.

Including Everyone

Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn
Author: Judith Jellison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266554
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.

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.

Differentiating Science Instruction and Assessment for Learners With Special Needs, K–8


Author: Kevin D. Finson,Mary M. Jensen,Christine K. Ormsbee
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412993997
Category: Education
Page: 219
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Field-tested strategies for teaching science to students with special needs This timely, practical guidebook shows general and special educators how to retool science activities and assessments for students with special needs. The authors cover a broad range of topics in an orderly, concise fashion, including: National and state requirements for science learning Pedagogical strategies for collaborative learning groups, individual contracts, self-paced learning centers, literature circles, and team projects Grade-appropriate ways to revise science activities and assessments Step-by-step instructions for using rubrics for evaluation, revision, and assessment Information on teacher collaboration and specific disabilities

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.

Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success

Supporting Executive Function
Author: Gillian R. Hayes ,Stephen W. Hosaflook
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc
ISBN: 1935609939
Category: Education
Page: 6
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This six-page (tri-fold) laminated reference guide by Gillian Hayes and Stephen Hosaflook focuses on readily available tools for augmenting and supporting the development of executive function skills, such as time and task management, organization, and self-regulation. These skills are crucial for accomplishing a variety of transition-related goals, including carrying out the daily routines that enable people to function autonomously, enroll in and be successful in postsecondary school, and obtain and excel at a job. Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success identifies and describes how to use a spectrum of helpful technological tools in creative ways to support the transition to postsecondary education or employment. The guide also provides tips for using technology appropriately--including mobile device and email etiquette-- and staying safe online.

Being Smart about Gifted Education

A Guidebook for Educators and Parents
Author: Dona J. Matthews,Joanne F. Foster
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707952
Category: Education
Page: 426
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Defines giftedness and provides advice for parents and teachers on identifying gifted children, teaching them in the regular classroom and in other contexts, motivation, social and behavioral issues, and related topics.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently!

A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Author: Philip Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787959302
Category: Education
Page: 368
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At last, we have the scientific evidence that documents the many biological gender differences that influence learning. For instance, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, read better, and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand, have better auditory memory, are better at three-dimensional reasoning, are more prone to explore, and achieve greater abstract design ability after puberty. In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian synthesizes the current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how this distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.

What Successful Teachers Do

91 Research-Based Classroom Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers
Author: Neal A. Glasgow,Cathy D. Hicks
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945741
Category: Education
Page: 210
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Presents a variety of methodologies meant to strengthen and support classroom theory and practice for teachers, derived from practical educational research.

Start Your Own College Planning Consultant Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Author: Eileen Figure Sandlin,Entrepreneur magazine
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613082460
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 225
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Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity. Coached by our experts, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their specialty or services—from steering high school students towards acceptance to assisting in filing admission and financial applications and other market needs. They also learn business basics such as establishing their company as a legal entity, outfitting a home office, handling the finances, promoting your services and the like. Given contact lists, resource lists, sample documents, and even interviews from practicing entrepreneurs sharing money-saving tips, pitfalls to avoid, and tricks of the trade, entrepreneurs gain all the intel they need to make their business startup and launch a success.