Students in a typical special education methods course are often presented with and overwhelmed by myriad techniques and methods leaving them with insufficient opportunities to practice and reflect on covered practices. In addition, students are often uncertain how to apply the techniques in actual teaching situations. METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES: A Case-Based Approach uses a more focused and integrated approach than other texts in the market. Each chapter presents a limited number of techniques (5 to 7) in detail. Boyle and Scanlon demonstrate effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities, anchor content around case studies, and offer an overview of other techniques not covered in detail. The case study approach is a distinctive feature of this program with both text case studies and video case studies in each chapter. Information addressing culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others, is integrated throughout the text as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Marilyn A. Nippold
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2013-03-07
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse -- the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex topic through oral reports and essay examinations. Although many students are proficient with the expository genre, others struggle to meet these expectations. This book is designed to provide information on the use and understanding of expository discourse in school-age children, adolescents, and young adults. Recently, researchers from around the world have been investigating the development of this genre in typical students and in those with language disorders. Although many books have addressed the development of conversational and narrative discourse, by comparison, books devoted to the topic of expository discourse are sparse. This crossdisciplinary volume fills that gap in the literature and makes a unique contribution to the study of language development and disorders. It will be of interest to a range of professionals, including speech-language pathologists, teachers, linguists, and psychologists who are concerned with language development and disorders.
Students in a typical special education methods course are often presented with and overwhelmed by myriad techniques, leaving them with insufficient opportunities to practice and reflect on covered practices. In addition, students are often uncertain how to apply the techniques in teaching situations. METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES: A CASE-BASED APPROACH uses a more focused and integrated approach than other available texts. Each chapter presents a limited number of techniques (five to seven) in detail. The authors demonstrate effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities, anchor content around case studies, and offer an overview of techniques not covered in detail. Information addressing culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others, is integrated throughout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Bonnie S. Billingsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-03-08
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.
Author: Mary W. Schmidt
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998-01-01
[This book] will help educators who are involved in the process of redefining their roles and responsibilities as special educators or classroom teachers to meet the needs of all students in their schools.... [The] "inclusive schooling" is introduced andexamined with respect to the many variables that contribute to the quality of education in a school.... [The] student diversity, the different needs of students in the classroom, and sound assessment practices to identify student needs are discussed. [The book also discusses] in-depth "how-to" information on instructional and behavioral strategies (for example, cooperative teaching, cooperative learning, social skills). -Pref.
Improving Computer Science Education examines suitable theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing teaching and learning computer science. This highly useful book provides numerous examples of practical, "real world" applications of major computer science information topics, such as: • Spreadsheets • Databases • Programming Each chapter concludes with a section that summarzies recommendations for teacher professional development. Traditionally, computer science education has been skills-focused and disconnected from the reality students face after they leave the classroom. Improving Computer Science Education makes the subject matter useful and meaningful by connecting it explicitly to students' everyday lives.
Give your students the help they need-and can use immediately. Based on current research on the best practices for teaching students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings, the sixth edition of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems contains more applied teaching strategies than ever before. There is also increased emphasis on the topics of progress monitoring and assessment, diversity and English language learners, and family involvement. Icons throughout the text highlight discussions related to these topics. About the Book bull; bull;Focuses on how to teach and how to apply methods, making it easy to transfer new skills to school settings. bull;Basic ";how-tos"; regarding IEPs, consultation, classroom and behavior management, scheduling, and classroom design are covered extensively. bull;Apply the Concept boxes allow the reader to see how concepts can be applied to learning situations. bull;Instructional Activities throughout the book provide teaching activities and games that can be taken right into the classroom. bull;Case studies of teachers and students working to succeed in classrooms are included in every chapter. Information is presented in a way that is accessible and relevant. New to This Edition bull; bull;Reflects new IDEA 2004 legislation. bull;Increased coverage of progress monitoring reflects the increased importance of assessment today. bull;Increased coverage of methods for communicating and working effectively with parents and families. bull;Spotlight on Diversity features incorporate the most current methods for teaching diverse students populations, including students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. bull;All new Tech Tips highlight software and other technology that can enhance teaching and learning. bull;Classroom Applications discuss the use of in-depth teaching methods in the classroom.
Author: Karen D. Wood
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 1994
A contributed work that brings together experts in reading and special education to address research and practice related to teaching at-risk learners. From assessment concerns to improved instructional practices, this book provides a unified view on what has been done and how to proceed to effectively teach reading to students who are difficult to teach. Vignettes and case studies are presented throughout the book. It provides an overview of research, looks at assessment practices, and explores effective practices for teaching high risk learners. K-12 in-service teachers and administrators. A Longwood Professional Book.
Author: Susan E. Israel
Release Date: 2009
The Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension assembles researchers of reading comprehension, literacy, educational psychology, psychology, and neuroscience to document the most recent research on the topic. It summarizes the current body of research on theory, methods, instruction, and assessment, including coverage of landmark studies. Designed to deepen understanding of how past research can be applied and has influenced the present and to stimulate new thinking about reading comprehension, the volume is organized around seven themes: historical perspectives on reading comprehension theoretical perspectives changing views of text elements of reading comprehension assessing and teaching reading comprehension cultural impact on reading comprehension where to from here? This is an essential reference volume for the international community of reading researchers, reading psychologists, graduate students, and professionals working in the area of reading and literacy.