Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher
- Jim Ysseldyke - University of Minnesota, USA
- Bob Algozzine - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
May 2006 | 120 pages | Corwin
What is to be done to help a student who does not have an obvious special education condition, but whose expected achievement on certain academic tasks falls short of his or her actual achievement, despite evidence-based teaching? Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities can help - it describes the characteristics associated with learning disabilities, and offers practical teaching strategies proven to increase the success rate of these students both in and outside the classroom.
o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of the nature of learning disabilities and how they are best addressed
o Cognitive, academic, communicational, physical, and behavioural characteristics that are associated with learning disabilities
o Strategies to improve the work habits and study skills of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD
o Highly effective methods for improving the performance of students with learning disabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics
o Key vocabulary terms
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
About the Authors
Introduction to Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
1.What Are Learning Disabilities?
2.How Common Are Learning Disabilities?
3.What Causes Learning Disabilities?
4.How Are Learning Disabilities Assessed?
5.What Characteristics Are Associated With Learning Disabilities?
6.How Do Teachers Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
7.What Should Every Teacher Know About Learning Disabilities and ADHD?
8.What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
9. Learning Disabilities in Perspective
10. What Have We Learned?