Learning Disabilities

What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Webinar: Multi-Sensory Math Methodologies

Students with visual-spatial and language processing difficulties often struggle to understand and process the intricacies of mathematics. This webinar will present methodologies that have been used in small group and individual instruction settings to increase the student’s ability to make connections using multi-sensory, concrete representations. After this webinar, you will be able to: Immediately utilize clearly illustrated examples, models, and strategies ...

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Webinar: ELLs and Language-Based LD: Misconceptions and Assumptions

At times, English Language Learners with language-based learning disabilities may only be identified as ESL students. In this webinar, you’ll hear about some common misconceptions about types of language-based disabilities, ELLs, how you can identify ELLs who also have a language-based disability, and best practices for determining whether a student’s challenges are related to their English acquisition or to a ...

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Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, 2nd edition

Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable text and practitioner guide has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. The publication features to a ...

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Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being diagnosed with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), yet clinicians and educators have few scientific resources to guide assessment and intervention. This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the nature of NLD and how to differentiate it from other disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental coordination disorder. Effective strategies for helping K–12 students ...

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A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and ...

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English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities

This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether ...

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Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities: Solve It!

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure involving multiple cognitive processes beyond computing an equation. Students must comprehend the problem information, create a mental model of the problem, and from that model determine and execute a viable ...

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Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) This program will give you two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skill. You’ll learn how to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction and how to teach computation with and without ...

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Executive Function: Elementary Classroom

Executive function (EF) skills in young children are linked to school achievement and social-emotional development, making EF skill building vitally important for all students in elementary school. Educators need to have a clear understanding of executive function and the impact of EF deficits on student performance so that they can detect and address EF weaknesses as early as possible, thereby ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards and Students with Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) A wave of STEM instruction is sweeping the country, but students with disabilities are not always riding that wave, especially in science. This webinar will change the tide by providing you with better instructional strategies to help you reach students with high-incidence disabilities such as emotional, behavioral, or learning ...

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Large Scale Assessment and Accommodations: What Works?

This book is essential reading for all who are interested in the most recent information on the policy, research, and practice of accommodating large-scale assessments in K-12 and beyond. The editors have compiled chapters by over 25 leading researchers and practitioners in the field of testing accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners. Chapter authors include Jamal Abedi, ...

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Common Core Standards & English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

Recognizing the need for our schools to better prepare students to succeed in life beyond high school, states all across the country have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which clearly identify what students are expected to know in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics as they progress through primary and secondary school. The CCSS are ...

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Common Core Standards & Mathematics, Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards & Mathematics: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) is an easy access, 6-page (tri-fold) laminated guide by Toby Karten. This classroom tool is designed to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS.M), which define the grade-specific knowledge and procedural skills students are expected to ...

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Webinar: Common Core Writing Standards: Implications for Students with LD and Their Teachers

Learn strategies to adapt to evolving content and grade-level writing expectations as states transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This program will familiarize you with the K-12 CCSS in writing and language and identify grade-level expectations that may be difficult for students with learning disabilities, as well as research-based interventions to support their achievement. After viewing this program, you ...

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