For Parents and Professionals
Learning Disabilities/ADHD and the Law in Higher Education and Employment
This 2007 book covers key legal topics — Who is a person with a disability under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act? What accommodations are required? What documentation is necessary? How do the ADA and RA apply in higher education and in the workplace? What are the courts deciding? What about state law? How to advocate for your position?
Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies
Learning Disabilities makes the connection between the characteristics of students with learning disabilities and the classroom tested instructional strategies that work in class. With up-to-date content, this practical guide offers insight into practical educational concerns from a teacher's perspective, while covering the relevant scholarship to best prepare your students for working with these students.
Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching
The prevalence of learning disabilities has provoked both the growth of research into the field and the development of educational interventions to assist those with learning disabilities. This book's aim is to present the current state of this research and intervention ideas and programs. It includes updated material on the 1997 re-authorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and expanded coverage of ADHD and its relationship to learning disabilities. This book presents the latest information on the characteristics of persons with learning disabilities, the causes of their problems, and educational interventions to help them succeed in school and at work. The book is research-based, user-friendly, and practical. Teachers and educational administrators.
*This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Intervention
This book addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.
Learning to Read in the Computer Age
It is hard to find a proposal for improving American education that does not include plans for the widespread use of computers. Yet concerns abound that the benefits will lag behind until the teachers who guide the students have a better understanding of their use. Anne Meyer and David Rose provide a thoughtful book that will help educate teachers in the theories and uses of computers for the teaching of reading. It presents rich knowledge both about computers and about the process of learning to read, relating computers to theories of the brain and to the teaching of reading skills and strategies. Also covered is the variety of computer software available for teaching reading at various levels for students who make normal progress as well as for those who experience problems. This presentation offers an exciting view of the future use of computers in reading instruction.
Learning to Read: Lessons from Exemplary First-Grade Classrooms
An important goal in every first-grade classroom is to get children reading--but how? This book examines current research on first-grade literacy instruction, and shows how it translates into what good teachers really do in the classroom. The authors, premier early literacy scholars and educators, describe several studies of effective beginning reading instruction conducted across the country.
Legacy of the Blue Heron: Living With Learning Disabilities
A chance encounter with an unfortunate bird provides the springboard for Harry Sylvester's marvelous reflections on confronting and conquering his learning disabilities. Legacy of the Blue Heron: Living with Learning Disabilities is a moving personal account of coping with learning disabilities by an individual with severe dyslexia who became an engineer, businessman, boat-builder, and president of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. This entertaining storyteller's experiences lead to wise, common-sense advice for solving many problems faced by students, parents, and educators.
Like Sound Through Water: A Mother's Journey Through Auditory Processing Disorder
A person with auditory processing disorder receives jumbled and distorted sounds. But the ability to hear is usually normal. Even though it affects millions of Americans, APD can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Through years of research, and personal interviews, Karen Foli learned everything she needed to know about APD in order to help her son achieve the greatest gift of all: communication.
Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working with Young Immigrant Children
This groundbreaking book provides a convincing argument on the benefits of dual language learning while simultaneously introducing a new teaching approach known as 'Linguistically Appropriate Practice.' This approach offers guidance for a range of professionals who work with young immigrant children and helps them to ensure that home languages are maintained and strengthened while children are assisted in learning the dominant school language. With over fifty classroom activities that can be adapted to match curricula needs, Linguistically Appropriate Practice is a highly practical guide for transforming classrooms into multilingual and multi-literate environments.
Literacy Assessment of Second Language Learners
Product Description: Literacy Assessment of Second Language Learners consists of articles written specifically for this book by national and international experts and teachers in the field of literacy/bilingual assessment. The authors include assessment instruments, such as grading rubrics and observation checklists; classroom vignettes at the beginning of each chapter that integrate theory and practice; and numerous pedagogical devices such as charts, graphs, and summaries to make the book easy to use for readers.
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