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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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A Cross-National Study of Teachers Attributional Patterns

Social Promotion and Students with Disabilities

Celebrating Strengths and Talents of Children with Dyslexia: An Educational Model

Though children with dyslexia experience difficulties in processing the written language, they are often bright, creative, and talented individuals. Strengths may include mechanical aptitude, artistic ability, musical gifts, and athletic prowess. The dyslexic student may also evidence advanced social skills as well as talents in computer/technology, science, and math.

Whole Language Lives On: The Illusion of Balanced Reading Instruction

An Attributional View of Student Outcomes: What Do Teachers Think?

Children with LD as Emergent Readers: Bridging the Gap to Conventional Reading

For children at risk for reading failure, teachers can facilitate the exploration of emergent literacy elements, including phonological awareness, print awareness, narrative development, and early writing skills. This article provides specific activities and instructional techniques to help children develop emergent literacy elements.

Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities

Enhancing Learning of Students with LD Without Compromising Standards: Tips for Teaching

Child Observation: Teacher Report

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD

Good communication between schools and parents is crucial for children with ADHD. In this article, there are many ideas to facilitate the home-school collaboration and help students succeed.

The "Culture" of Inclusion

Understanding Why Students Avoid Writing

If parents and teachers understand why some students hate writing , they can targeted solution to address students' reluctance. Learn some reasons students avoid writing, and how increasing the automaticity of writing skills and underscoring an appreciation for the purpose of writing can help.

Get SETT for Successful Inclusion and Transition

The SETT Framework aids in gathering, organizing, and analyzing data which can be used to make collaborative assistive technology and programming decisions.

Phonics and Word Recognition Instruction in Early Reading Programs: Guidelines for Accessibility

Many teachers will be using supplemental phonics and word-recognition materials to enhance reading instruction for their students. In this article, the authors provide guidelines for determining the accessibility of these phonics and word recognition programs.

Beginning Reading

Phonological Awareness: Instructional and Assessment Guidelines

10 Tips for Software Selection for Math Instruction

Technology can help students learn math. They work harder and enjoy learning more. But how can you choose the right technology? Read these ten tips to select software that works for your learning disabled students. Some sample tips: You need software that is a) modifiable b) has small increments between levels, and c) has good record-keeping capabilities.

Multimedia and More: Help for Students with Learning Disabilities

Using Children's Literature to Teach Social Skills

Least Restrictive Environment: How Do We Prepare Both Our Special Educators and Our General Educators to Comply with the Provision?

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