ERIC Number: ED406797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities at the Secondary Level.
Sabornie, Edward J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.
This textbook describes instructional methods designed to address the learning and behavioral problems typical of adolescent learners with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and mild mental retardation. Part 1 provides an overview of special education and adolescents and includes chapters on programming for adolescents with mild disabilities, characteristics of adolescents, and characteristics of secondary-level students with mild disabilities. Part 2 focuses on instructional methods and includes information on effective instruction and behavior management techniques, reading instruction for adolescents with mild disabilities, written language instruction, teaching mathematics to adolescents with mild disabilities, cognitive strategy training and study skills instruction, and social skills instruction. Part 3 discusses current and future instructional issues, including improving adaptability of adolescents with mild disabilities in secondary classrooms, transition-related instruction, and the education of students with mild disabilities in postsecondary programs. Chapters begin with a list of chapter objectives and end with a summary of key points and a list of key terms. Each content area chapter addresses how teachers of adolescents with mild disabilities can use the material in general education classrooms in addition to special education settings. An appendix includes addresses of resource organizations, related texts, college guides, classroom resources, and videos. (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Career Education, Educational Strategies, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation, Mild Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Study Skills, Writing Instruction
Merrill/Prentice Hall, One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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