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Harwell, Joan M., 1936-
Complete learning disabilities handbook : ready-to-use strategies & activities for teaching students with learning disabilities / Joan M. Harwell
Alternate Title Ready-to-use strategies and activities for teaching students with learning disabilities
New 2nd ed
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2001
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL R371.9 HAR    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Learning disabilities -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Remedial teaching -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Learning disabled youth -- Education -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Physical Description xix, 376 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-364) and index
Partial Contents 1. An overview of the field of learning disabilities -- What is it? -- History of learning disabilities -- Causal factors -- Incidence -- Primary characteristics of learning disabilities -- Secondary characteristics of learning disabilities -- Co-morbid or co-occurring conditions -- Prognosis -- Programs and settings for the learning disabled -- Facts about learning disabilities -- 2. Research in the field of learning disabilities -- Overview of the brain, biology, and behavior -- Research on memory -- Research on metacognition -- Research on phonological processing problems -- Research on maturation and retention -- Research on communication problems -- Research on self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy -- Research on teachers' perceptions -- Research on social competence and social skills training -- Research on motivation -- 3. Understanding the laws -- Enactment of legislation and subsequent expansion of public services for the handicapped -- Parental rights -- Student rights -- Teacher rights and obligations -- Behavioral goals/behavioral intervention plans -- Student/parental rights regarding suspension of expulsion -- 4. Early childhood education for at-risk students -- Referrals for assessment -- Special education services from birth through age two -- Special education services for children ages three through five -- Assessment of young children -- The components of an effective early childhood education program -- Maturation and "readiness" for kindergarten -- Tips for parents of young at-risk children --
5. The student study team (SST) process -- The case for early intervention -- Recognizing the need -- Talking with parents -- Parent and student preparation for the student study team (SST) -- Predictable parental feelings and reactions -- Initiating a request for a student study meeting -- The student study team process -- The roles of SST members -- 6. Formal assessment and identification of students with learning disabilities -- The multi-disciplinary team process -- Roles of the members of the multi-disciplinary team -- Guidelines for assessment -- Intellectual assessment -- Academic assessment -- Language assessment -- Health assessment -- Behavioral assessment -- 7. Identification and planning for the student with learning disabilities -- The meeting of the multidisciplinary team -- Assessment scores and their implication for learning -- Eligible or not eligible? : developing the individual education plan (IEP) -- Choosing the appropriate educational setting ("least restrictive environment") -- Determining the number of hours -- Writing appropriate, measurable objectives -- Dissenting opinions -- Reviews of the IEP -- Due process -- 8. Classroom management for teachers -- Creating an attractive and useful classroom -- Behavioral management considerations -- Preventing misbehavior -- Handling misbehavior -- Crisis management -- Four types of challenging students -- Record keeping -- 20 tips for successful classroom management --
9. Academic management considerations -- Curriculum, setting, and students' needs -- Choosing materials -- Getting to know your students' academic needs quickly through informal testing -- Goal-setting and effective lesson design -- Planning the school day -- Planning for flexibility -- Transforming passive students into participatory students -- Overcoming failure syndrome -- Planning cooperative learning tasks -- Suggestions for maximizing educational results -- Improving lesson results through feedback -- Improving learning through specific teaching techniques -- Issues of grading and evaluation -- Tips for academic management -- 10. Interventions for specific problems -- Visual perceptual deficits -- Auditory processing deficits -- Spatial awareness deficits -- Conceptual deficits -- Memory deficits -- STudents with poor work habits -- Interventions for other common LD classroom problems -- Students with poor social relationships or behaviors -- Students with dyslexia -- Students with ADD or ADHD -- 11. Reading and the student with learning disabilities -- Who will have trouble learning to read? -- Elements of a balanced literacy program -- What is phonemic awareness training? -- A step-by-step guide for teaching reading to students with learning disabilities -- Tips for teaching reading --
12. Writing, spelling, and speaking -- Writing skills for young students with learning disabilities -- Spelling for young students with learning disabilities -- Speaking activities for young students with learning disabilities -- Handwriting skills for older students with learning disabilities -- The mechanics of writing for older students with learning disabilities -- Spelling for older students with learning disabilities -- Speaking opportunities for older students with learning disabilities -- Sample lesson, recognizing nouns -- Sample lesson, recognizing verbs -- Writing activities -- Recognizing questions activities -- 13. Teaching mathematically challenged students -- Diagnosing a student's difficulties -- Teaching techniques -- Teaching specific skills -- 14. Adolescents and adults with learning disabilities -- Understanding the changing needs of the adolescent -- Efforts to engage the student in the educational process at the junior high level -- Curriculum for the junior high school -- The art of counseling adolescent students -- Understanding the changing needs of the high school students with learning disabilities -- Understanding the needs of the young adult with learning disabilities -- 15. The role of the family -- The role of parents, as parents -- The role of parents, as teachers -- The role of parents, as advocates -- Handouts for counselors -- 16. Education in the new millennium -- Increased mainstreaming -- Increased use of technology -- Increased parental participation through industry encouragement -- Class size -- Expanded curricular offerings -- Teacher preparation trends and issues -- Professional salaries and working conditions
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