For Parents and Professionals
The Source for Bilingual Students with Language Disorders
Focus on teaching vocabulary and phonological awareness skills, the most important skills your bilingual students need for overall English proficiency and literacy. This resource gives you activities and materials based on a hierarchy of second language acquisition. You'll get teaching strategies, intervention activities, thematic vocabulary units, IEP goals and benchmarks, vocabulary pictures, vocabulary word cards, and reproducible treatment activities. A handy recording form is included to help you get baseline measures for vocabulary recognition and to check progress along the way.
The Source for Learning Disabilities
This is the definitive source for information on learning disabilities. Get new information about federal mandates, teaming, transitioning, and involving parents. You'll also have a thorough discussion of the social and emotional aspects of LD and a glossary of terms. Get well-organized information about five major disabilities: communication disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD). For each of the five disabilities, you'll have: definitions, characteristic charts, screening checklists, intervention tips and strategies, and a comprehensive list of resources.
The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders
The child with a nonverbal learning disability presents a puzzling and challenging profile to teachers, therapists, and parents. This resource translates the research into an understandable manual for the identification and treatment of children and youth with nonverbal learning disorders.
The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
This important resource is an update of the best-selling book The Special Educator's Resource Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests. The greatly expanded second edition contains 301 new and enhanced tests, which are vital to understanding assessment in special education. Designed as an easy-to-use, hands-on resource, the book is filled with practical tools, information, and suggestions. Step-by-step, this practical guide explores the various stages of evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, prescription, and remediation.
The Special Educator's Survival Guide
Written for educators who work with special children and teens, this second edition of a best-selling classic offers a practical guide to every facet of the special education teacher's job, from teaching in a self-contained classroom or resource room to serving on a multidisciplinary team. This easy-to-follow format, takes you step by step through the various stages required to understand the referral process, parent intakes and conferences, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, remediation, placement, individual education plans, classroom management, medication, educational law, and more.
The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma
Twice-exceptional children—those with both a disability and a gift or talent — present education proffesionals and families with significant challenges. This guide focuses on the identification considerations, common characteristics, obstacles and learning difficulties, roles and responsibilities for educators to ensure the academic success of the largest group of twice-exceptional children — those who have a disability and are also academically gifted.
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom.
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
This practical and compassionate guidebook enables parents to sharpen any child's social skills by pinpointing the child's particular social strengths and difficulties. Each chapter — from "The Shy Child" to "The Little Adult," from "The Short-Fused Child" to "The Sensitive Soul" — uses case studies that focus on the specific social conventions that certain children don't "get," and offers drills that parents and teachers can use to help children understand the unspoken underpinnings of social situations, the knowledge essential to building, sustaining, and repairing relationships.
The Words Came Down!
Beginning with designing a classroom that welcomes students and creates appropriate conditions for learning, the authors go on to detail a workshop format for reading, writing and content-area studies. Oral language is emphasized in a continuum from teacher modeling to student-to-student communication. This book emphasizes that when children's attempts at communicating are accepted and celebrated, they will learn to communicate with each other comfortably and spontaneously wherever they may be.
Think Write Book: A Sentence Combining Workbook for ELL Students (Student Edition)
Educator Inés Millin Mevs provide guidance on how to use sentence combining as a writing strategy for ELLs. Students combine two or more short sentences into one longer, more interesting sentence, using conjunctions, relative pronouns, and other function words. In the process, students learn about English grammar and syntax and how to construct paragraphs. The workbook is accompanied by a teacher's edition that includes the research base for all strategies, examples of scoring rubrics, and ideas for incorporating sentence combining into instruction.
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