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Children's Minds
Margaret Donaldson

Children's Minds

How and when does a child begin to make sense of the world? Why does a lively preschool child so often become a semiliterate and defeated school failure?

Developmental psychologist Margaret Donaldson shows that much of the intellectual framework on which we base our teaching is misleading. We both underestimate the astonishing rational powers of young children and ignore the major stumbling block that children face when starting school.

Given a setting and a language that makes sense to them in human terms, very young children can perform tasks often thought to be beyond them. The preschool child learns everything in a human situation. Only in school is he asked to acquire skills―reading, writing, arithmetic―isolated from a real-life context. This transition is difficult.

The author suggests a range of strategies that parents and schools can adopt to help children. She argues that reading is even more important than we have thought it to be, since learning to read can actually speed children through the crucial transition.

The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook
Joan M. Harwell, Rebecca Williams Jackson

Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

The third edition of this classic resource is a comprehensive source of information, strategies, and activities for working with learning disabled students. The book offers special educators, classroom teachers, and parents a wealth of new and proven suggestions and ready-to-use materials for helping LD students of all ages learn and perform at their fullest potential.

Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers
Rick Wormeli

Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers

The middle level years are an extraordinary period of our human development. The only other time we grow as much physically, emotionally, and intellectually is form ages zero to two. But early adolescence is much more than just tripping over large feet and calling friends on the phone to discuss who likes whom. The ways we deal with conflict, relationships, and personal development as adults have direct connections to specific experiences we had between the ages of ten and fourteen. We can create a very positive future then, when we provide careful and compassionate experiences for today’s young adolescents.

Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer
James H. McMillan

Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer

Fundamentals for the Consumer is designed to enable students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and to introduce basic research principles to those who may eventually be involved in research in their work. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise non-technical manner. Understanding researcher intent, procedures, and results is promoted throughout the text. Students are shown how to analyze and evaluate the research, and judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice.

Encyclopedia of Special Education
Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Kimberly J. Vannest

Encyclopedia of Special Education

  • The only encyclopedia or comprehensive reference devoted to special education
  • Editors-In-Chief and Contributing Editors are leading researchers and scholars in the field
  • New edition includes over 200 more entries than previous edition, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, the entries will be updated to cover the latest editions of the assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings
  • Includes an international list of authors and descriptions of special education in 35 countries
  • Includes technology and legal updates to reflect a rapidly changing environment

4 Volumes

http: //onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118660584

*This is a 4 volume set. Books can be purchased individually or as a set.

Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education
Daniel P. Hallahan, James M. Kauffman

Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education

Hallahan and Kauffman continue their tradition of presenting the latest trends and issues in this edition with over 400 new reference citations dated 2000 and after. Theory and research is presented in clear and concise language, and practical teaching suggestions are based on sound research. There are good reasons why Hallahan and Kauffman has been the best-selling introductory book in special education for generations of general education and special education teachers. Depth, lucidity, clarity, and coherence combine to make a text appropriate for readers at all levels: graduate and undergraduate, from introductory to advanced. Hallahan and Kauffman bring readers information they can trust. For anyone interested in education, specifically special education and human exceptionality.

Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention
Roger Pierangelo, George Giuliani

Frequently Asked Questions About Response to Intervention

Increasingly, teachers are learning about the important role of Response to Intervention (RTI) in the success of every child. RTI is a multifaceted approach that provides immediate, relevant, and research-based services and interventions to students in general, compensatory, and special education. Written by two legal and special education experts, this concise, reader-friendly guide introduces educators to the purpose, core principles, legal basis, benefits, and application of this service delivery model.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
Susan Baum, Steven V. Owen

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled

This revised and expanded edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled offers up-to-date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled (GLD) youngsters. Part I discusses the patterns of accomplishments and failures that many GLD students present as well as identification and diagnosis issues. Part II explores the contemporary psychological theory and research that guides educational applications for GLD students. And Part III offers practical strategies for teaching GLD students and helping them plan and explore options for their future. Three new chapters in this resource cover self regulation, developing comprehensive IEPs for GLD students, and the roles parents and counselors can play in meeting the social and emotional needs of GLD students.

How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom
Sandra F. Rief, Julie A. Heimburge

How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom

“Steer your students toward academic, social, and emotional success regardless of their learning styles, ability levels, skills, and behaviors. This book provides strategies and activities to differentiated instruction, engage reluctant readers and writers, boost organization and study skills and more.” — Learning Journal

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia
Cynthia M. Stowe

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia

This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

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