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Numeracy and Learning Difficulties

Numeracy and Learning Difficulties Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9781136604058
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 134
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By understanding why children struggle with maths, teachers are better equipped to provide effective support and nurture confidence in low-achievers. Numeracy and Learning Difficulties includes how to tackle common learning difficulties by following different teaching practices and principles, identifying gaps in students' knowledge and developing curricula that bridges these gaps, improves numerical literacy using problem-solving strategies and skills, and a handy checklist of benchmarks in achievement.



Learning and Learning Difficulties

Learning and Learning Difficulties Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9781136774416
Release 2013-05-24
Pages 192
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This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.



Reading and Learning Difficulties

Reading and Learning Difficulties Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9781136604331
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 144
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All teachers recognize how crucial the acquisition of good reading skills is. This book will help teachers understand how pupils learn and help them to meet those pupils' different needs through appropriate intervention. The book includes: clear explanations of different learning difficulties; guidelines on types of assessment; advice on how to select the best type of intervention and support.



Learning About Learning Disabilities

Learning About Learning Disabilities Author Po-Zen Wong
ISBN-10 9781483295398
Release 2014-05-19
Pages 540
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This is the first textbook to give equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Topical coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, and the information presented is up-to-date. Provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities (LD)**The research covered is far more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook**The work is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery



Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Author Roger Pierangelo
ISBN-10 0205459641
Release 2006
Pages 410
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This unique first edition takes students step-by-step through the process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with learning disabilities in an easy-to-read and practical manner. Co-authored by the President and Vice-President of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, this new book is designed to be sensitive to the needs of future teachers while covering the spectrum of issues involved with learning disabilities in short, easy-to-read, and practical chapters. The experienced author team leads students through the step-by-step process of understanding, assessing, diagnosing, and teaching students with learning disabilities. The last part of the book takes readers through an entire school year, explaining to them all the policies, procedures, and normal day-to-day issues that can be expected by teachers of children with learning disabilities in his or her classroom. No other text on the market offers this approach, providing current professors with a new and innovative way of presenting the material and teaching the course.



Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities Author Nancy Mather
ISBN-10 9780470230794
Release 2009-10-12
Pages 340
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A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students with learning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen their skills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learning disabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategies offered in this book work with all struggling students who have difficulties with writing-even those who have not been classified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basic skills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includes instructional strategies to help children who struggle with these basics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancing student performance in written expression. They explore the most common reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpful suggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writing skills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students that struggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+ writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handy progress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities and is the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement Assessment



Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in an Inclusive Classroom

Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in an Inclusive Classroom Author John W. Carr
ISBN-10 9780914409670
Release 2012-05
Pages 160
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This guidebook offers powerful, concrete ways to engage all middle and high school students -- especially English learners and students with other special needs -- in successful learning. Teachers will benefit from the practical, evidence-based approaches for teaching standards-based content in any subject area. School and district leaders will benefit from the sustainable schoolwide and districtwide practices that respect diversity and support inclusion. Authors John Carr and Sharen Bertrando provide invaluable insight, tools, and strategies, including: An effective framework for teaching diverse learners in any core discipline Specific steps and resources for helping students organize concepts, develop appropriate use of academic language, and communicate ideas effectively Rubrics identifying key characteristics of five English language proficiency levels, along with teaching strategies appropriate for each Methods for scaffolding assessments to ensure every student has a fair and accurate way to communicate what he or she is learning A lesson plan template for combining and putting into practice all of the ideas, approaches, and tools included in this guidebook



Rethinking Learning Disabilities

Rethinking Learning Disabilities Author Deborah P. Waber
ISBN-10 9781462503346
Release 2011-09-06
Pages 241
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Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best understood as a function of the developmental interaction between the child and the world. Integrating findings from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, she offers a novel approach with direct practical implications. Detailed real-world case studies illustrate how this approach can promote positive outcomes for children who struggle in school.



Identification and Evaluation of Learning Disabilities

Identification and Evaluation of Learning Disabilities Author Evelyn S. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781483331577
Release 2014-06-19
Pages 144
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Get your students the support they need! One size does not fit all for helping students with learning disabilities—and it doesn’t work for identifying learning disabilities either. This practical, easy-to-use handbook offers a comprehensive plan, guiding general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages that ensure students get the best services and support they need to be successful. You’ll find: Guidance on what data to collect and how to collect it Strategies for combining RTI with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose SLD Detailed case studies—with graphs, figures, and test scores—at the school, classroom, and individual student level



Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Author Noel Gregg
ISBN-10 9781606235935
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 316
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This book helps educators and clinicians navigate the maze of laws, policies, and scientific research relating to diagnostic and intervention decision making for adolescents and adults. Leading expert Noël Gregg provides clear guidance on how to conduct and document evidence-based assessments and select appropriate instructional and testing accommodations. --from publisher description.



Spelling

Spelling Author Peter Westwood
ISBN-10 9780864314123
Release 2005
Pages 112
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Spelling is an area of learning that often provokes vigorous debate amongst educators and parents. This second edition of Peter Westwood's book Spelling provides a comprehensive overview of current issues, perspectives and methods in a clear, easy-to-read style. The author provides research-validated strategies that are based on an understanding of the learning process.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Author Barry Carpenter
ISBN-10 9781317533740
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 194
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Children and young people with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD) have co-existing and overlapping conditions which can manifest in complex learning patterns, extreme behaviours and a range of socio-medical needs which are new and unfamiliar to many educators. Their combination of issues and layered needs – mental health, relationship, behavioural, physical, medical, sensory, communication and cognitive – mean they often disengage from learning and challenge even our most experienced teachers. This book provides school practitioners and leaders with an approach and resources to engage this often disenfranchized group of children in learning. The Engagement for Learning Framework has been developed and trialled by over 100 educational settings (both special and mainstream) with learners from early years to post-16. It gives practitioners from a range of disciplines a shared means of assessing, recording and developing personalized learning pathways and demonstrating progression for these children. The focus on inquiry means that however complex a young person’s needs, educators will be able to apply the approach. This practical and engaging book provides literature, tools and case study examples outlining who children and young people with CLDD are, why their engagement for learning is important and how the Engagement for Learning Framework can be used effectively by teachers and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for these children.



Specific Learning Disabilities and Difficulties in Children and Adolescents

Specific Learning Disabilities and Difficulties in Children and Adolescents Author Alan S. Kaufman
ISBN-10 0521658403
Release 2001-07-30
Pages 467
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In this book, an expert international team looks at all the recently available methods for measuring intelligence in young people.



Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities

Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities Author G. Reid Lyon
ISBN-10 1557661383
Release 1994
Pages 650
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Researchers and educators are well aware of the pressing need for guidelines in measuring learning disabilities and of the difficulty in finding a resource that offers in-depth analysis of assessment issues. Frames of Reference for the Assessment of Learning Disabilities provides a comprehensive discussion of up-to-date research and progressive measurement strategies. Unique because of its broad scope, this essential reference examines assessment tools as they relate to a wide range of learning disabilities, including disabilities that affect attention, executive function, linguistics and reading, mathematics, written language expression, spelling, social competence, and cognitive abilities. It also establishes a framework for systematic measurement by identifying five decision points that enable the evaluator to focus on the learning areas that are most crucial, and most difficult, for the student to master. This groundbreaking work, compiled by recognized experts, challenges the traditional definition of learning disabilities and explores new approaches to measuring a child's progress reliably. It enables professionals to evaluate measurement tools and strategies, to develop criteria for choosing and evaluating core test batteries, and to assess the efficacy of improving existing tools versus developing new ones. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students in special education, psychology, neurology, and pediatrics can turn to this resource for an authoritative examination of the issues surrounding the assessment of learning disabilities and for state-of-the-art measurement techniques.



Reading difficulties

Reading difficulties Author Barbara M. Taylor
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026805476
Release 1988-02
Pages 439
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This new edition continues to focus on informal, teacher-led assessment and correction of reading difficulties using regular classroom reading materials. This focus on informal rather than formal (clinical) assessment and its detailed descriptions of instructional procedures set it apart from the competition.



The RTI Approach to Evaluating Learning Disabilities

The RTI Approach to Evaluating Learning Disabilities Author Joseph F. Kovaleski
ISBN-10 9781462511839
Release 2013-07-22
Pages 206
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This book presents clear-cut procedures for using response to intervention (RTI) to determine a K-12 student's eligibility for special education under the designation of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Comprehensive guidelines are provided for gathering student data in the course of interventions and ruling out causes other than SLD for academic problems. Special features include case examples, tips for creating individualized education plans based on RTI data, and frequently asked questions. With a convenient large-size format and lay-flat binding, the book features useful reproducible tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.