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Teaching and effective instruction for students with learning disabilities requires specialized knowledge in the areas of spoken language, reading, writing, and math. This section contains readings that reflect knowledge of best practices and evidence based instruction within each area.

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Visualizing and Verbalizing: Q and A with Nanci Bell of Lindamood-Bell

Learn some best practices in helping children with language processing issues learn to read in this Q&A with expert Nanci Bell, director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes. Find out what works with children who have weaknesses in concept imagery or symbol imagery.

Sentence-Level Concepts and Skills: An Introduction

Boosting Student Effort Using Brainstorming Activities

Multisensory Homework Ideas

Class lessons that engage students’ visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic learning modes contribute to effective learning. But what about homework?

Benefits of Cross-Curricular Skill Development

Ensure Automatization through Practice and Review

Routines for Success

9 Technology Tips to Support Study Skills

Include Students in the Learning Process

Executive Function: Activation Routines

Cognitive Load Theory

John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) supports the idea that students can learn only if their mental capacity is not overloaded. In consideration of this theory, it is important to be aware of the amount of information a student is asked to learn.

Executive Function: Addressing Emotion through Communication

Students' emotional responses to challenging situations can influence their concentration, perseverance, application of learned skills, and interactions with others. Even with safe and supportive classroom environments, students often have difficulty because they lack the communication skills to address challenging situations.

Understanding and Addressing Processing Speed Deficits in the Classroom

School Leadership Teams for Technology Implementation

The goal of a sustained, school-wide technology implementation program is to meet the needs of all students. It takes a School Leadership Team to meet this goal.

Approaches to Technology Implementation

Free Tools to Support the Science and Math Connection

Free Technology Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary

Free Technology Tools for Student Research Projects

Reviewing: Making Changes in Writing with Technology

Thinking Aloud in Mathematics

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