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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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A Scientific Approach to Reading Instruction

The good news is that we have had a scientific breakthrough in our knowledge about the development of literacy. We know a great deal about how to address reading problems even before they begin...The tragedy is that we are not exploiting what we know about reducing the incidence of reading failure. Specifically, the instruction currently being provided to our children does not reflect what we know from research.

What Teachers Should Know

The child who repeatedly disrupts your class and who seldom completes assignments may not be deliberately troublesome, but could be showing signs of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Similarly, a student who constantly stares out of the window might not be intentionally ignoring you, but instead could be demonstrating behavior caused by ADD.

Multisensory Structured Language Programs: Content and Principles of Instruction

The goal of any multisensory structured language program is to develop a student's independent ability to read, write and understand the language studied.

Beginning Reading and Phonological Awareness for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Impact of Teachers: A Story of Indelible Memories and Self-Esteem

The Arts: Windows to Strength for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

All Children Can Write

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