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 with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents
Author: Dr. Amanda Kirby
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642413
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 2591

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For any adult with specific learning difficulties, going to college or university can be a challenge. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University 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 very accessible. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University provides opportunities for further reading and directs you to relevant apps and websites. Prior to Amanda Kirby's book, helpful information was very difficult to obtain; now, having this information all in one place is like a gold mine. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University covers: - Preparing for College and University - Getting and Staying Organised - Independent Living - Study Skills - Socialising and Feeling Good - Preparing for the Workplace 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.

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers


Author: Wilbert McKeachie,Marilla Svinicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111178907X
Category: Education
Page: 496
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This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a set of recipes to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research and Global Perspectives in Learning Disabilities

Essays in Honor of William M. Cruikshank
Author: Daniel P. Hallahan,Barbara K. Keogh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135657173
Category: Education
Page: 370
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This volume honors the founder of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD), William M. Cruickshank, and his many accomplishments. His influence on special education in general, and learning disabilities in specific, is evident throughout the world. Consistent with his international activities, the contributors to this book represent nine different countries. The chapters reflect a range of perspectives on "the state of the art" in learning disabilities, documenting both commonalities and differences across countries. Taken together, the chapters provide a comprehensive and informative picture of learning disabilities.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
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The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

From Disability to Diversity

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Lynne C. Shea,Linda Hecker,Adam R. Lalor
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1942072309
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Colleges and universities are seeing increasing numbers of students with a range of disabilities enrolling in postsecondary education. Many of these disabilities are invisible and, despite their potential for negative impact on students’ academic and social adjustment, some students will choose not to identify as having a disability or request support. Approaching disability from the perspective of difference, the authors of this new volume offer guidance on creating more inclusive learning environments on campus so that all students—whether or not they have a recognized disability—have the opportunity to succeed. Strategies for supporting students with specific learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder or who display learning and behavioral characteristics associated with these profiles are described. A valuable resource for instructors, advisors, academic support personnel, and others who work directly with college students.

Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning

Bridging the Gap Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment: Workshop Report
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Mathematical Sciences Education Board,Committee on Science Education K-12,Board on Testing and Assessment,Committee on Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309089786
Category: Education
Page: 76
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Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning is the summary of a National Research Council workshop convened to examine the gap between external and classroom assessment. This report discusses issues associated with designing an assessment system that meets the demands of public accountability and, at the same time, improves the quality of the education that students receive day by day. This report focuses on assessment that addresses both accountability and learning.

International Students and Scholars in the United States

Coming from Abroad
Author: H. Alberts,H. Hazen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113702447X
Category: Education
Page: 235
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An international team of academics and experienced practitioners here bring together scholarship on academic migrants to the United States - the world's top recipient of academic talent. They examine the multidirectional migration patterns of academic migrants, adaptation challenges, and the roles played by international students and faculty.

Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners

Lessons from a Faculty Learning Community
Author: Thomas Levine,Elizabeth Howard,David Moss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135020736
Category: Education
Page: 252
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This volume identifies resources, models, and specific practices for improving teacher preparation for work with second language learners. It shows how faculty positioned themselves to learn from resources, experts, preservice teachers, their own practice, and each other. The teacher education professionals leverage their experience to offer theoretical and practical insights regarding how other faculty could develop their own knowledge, improve their courses, and understand their influence on the preservice teachers they serve. The book addresses challenges others are likely to experience while improving teacher preparation, including preservice teacher resistance, the challenge of adding to already-packed courses, the difficulty of recruiting and retaining busy faculty members, and the question of how to best frame the larger issues. The authors also address options for integrating the work of improving teacher preparation for linguistic diversity into a variety of different teacher education program designs. Finally, the book demonstrates a data-driven approach that makes this work consistent with many institutions’ mandate to produce research and to collect evidence supporting accreditation.

Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research


Author: Rona F. Flippo,David C. Caverly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135677204
Category: Education
Page: 536
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The Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source available for college reading and study strategy practitioners and administrators. In this thorough and systematic examination of theory, r

Serving Students with Disabilities

New Directions for Student Services, Number 91
Author: Holley A. Belch
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 1118216652
Category: Education
Page: 110
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This issue examines what student services professionals can do to ensure the success of the growing population of students with disabilities. The contributors explore the critical role that community and dignity play in creating a meaningful educational experience for students with disabilities and show how to help these students gain meaningful access and full participation in campus activities. In addition to such common concerns as fulfilling legal requirements and overcoming architectural barriers, the contributors also address a full range of important issues such as effective approaches to recruitment and retention, strategies for career and academic advising, and the impact of financial resources on funding programs and services. This is the 91st issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services.

Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving


Author: Karl J. Smith
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763782211
Category: Mathematics
Page: 770
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Every New Copy of Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving Includes Access to the Student Companion Website! Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a well-developed, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith's straightforward, student-friendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text!

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.

Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs

Double Exceptionality
Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135372977
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Gifted pupils who also have special needs often receive provision for the special need whilst the giftedness is overlooked. Children with such double exceptionality can become depressed, frustrated and misbehave, and may not fulfil their potential. Based on international research and practice, this practical text enables the reader to identify highly able pupils with special needs, such as ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Downs Syndrome, and then make provision for them within the mainstream school. The book offers three emerging themes: creating a positive, constructive and supportive learning environment; offering a cognitively challenging curriculum; and engaging the learners in partnership to understand and manage their learning support. Whilst aimed mainly at teachers and students at both primary and secondary levels, this book should also be of interest to educators, researchers and educational psychologists.

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.

Helping College Students Succeed

A Model for Effective Intervention
Author: Glenn Hirsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135058261
Category: Psychology
Page: 250
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Glenn Hirsch offers professionals a user-friendly, comprehensive resource book of theories and specific techniques that can be used to enhance college student success. Dr. Hirsch offers readers an integrated model for change that includes both holistic assessments of academic difficulty and suggestions for three different levels of intervention based on the student's readiness and motivation for change. He also provides specific interview and testing strategies for determining the causes of academic difficulty.

Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education
Author: Gary Miller,Meg Benke,Bruce Chaloux,Lawrence C. Ragan,Raymond Schroeder,Wayne Smutz,Karen Swan
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227988
Category: Education
Page: 270
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.