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Teaching & Instruction

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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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?

Critical Issues in Teaching Young Children with Learning Disabilities

Thinking About Inclusion and Learning Disabilities:
A Teacher's Guide

Inclusion Q & A: A Parent's Guide

Having the opportunity to be appropriately educated in a regular classroom gives your child, for perhaps the first time, the chance to feel "like other kids." The trip to the special education room often has a stigma attached to it.

Mechanical Obstacles to Writing: What Can Teachers Do to Help Students with Learning Problems?

Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation in the Writing Process

Teacher Response to Learning Disability: A Test of Attributional Principles

Writing - Walking, Tinkertoys, and Legos

Learning Disabilities and Foreign Language Learning

ADHD: Building Academic Success

Many children labeled at-risk – including those disabled by Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – fail to thrive, or even survive, in current school environments.

Using Cooperative Learning to Teach Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities

"Cooperative learning" (i.e., jigsaw, learning together, group investigation, student teams-achievement divisions, and teams-games-tournaments) is a generic term that is used to describe an instructional arrangement for teaching academic and collaborative skills to small, heterogeneous groups of students.

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