Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

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März 2006



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.
Highlights include
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
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
1.What Are Learning Disabilities?
Criticism of the Definition
Criteria for Identification
2.How Common Are Learning Disabilities?
Rapid Growth in the Category
Explanations of the Category's Growth
3.What Causes Learning Disabilities?
4.How Are Learning Disabilities Assessed?
What Is Unique About Learning Disability Assessments?
Trends in the Assessment Process
5.What Characteristics Are Associated With Learning Disabilities?
6.How Do Teachers Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
Improving Basic Skills
Improving Classroom Behavior
Improving Social Relations
7.What Should Every Teacher Know About Learning Disabilities and ADHD?
Definitions of ADHD
Principles of Remediation
8.What Trends and Issues Influence How We Teach Students With Learning Disabilities?
A Changing Definition
Subtypes of Learning Disabilities
Definitions Vary by State
Transition Questions
9. Learning Disabilities in Perspective
10. What Have We Learned?
Key Points
Key Vocabulary
Self-Assessment II
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Journals & Articles


Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe.
As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.
The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-all their potentials.
EAN: 9781412939027
ISBN: 141293902X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 99 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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