ERIC Number: ED461193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities. Programming for Students with Special Needs, Book 6.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Part of a seven-book series called "Programming for Students with Special Needs," this book offers all teachers information to enhance their understanding of learning disabilities and provides practical strategies to assist in teaching students with special needs. Section 1 discusses the definition of learning disabilities, labeling, and the domain model, which organizes student characteristics into interacting domains (metacognition, information processing, communication, academic, and social/adaptive). A domain model checklist is provided. Section 2 includes identification and program planning information that addresses early identification, student support teams, assessment, individualized program plans, maximizing student success, and long-range/transition planning. Examples illustrating the process of providing services are described. Section 3 describes practical strategies within specific domains. Strategies are provided for: (1) metacognition, thinking, and study and organizational skills; (2) receiving, organizing, storing and retrieving information, and gross and fine motor skills; (3) auditory skills, language skills, and language output; (4) reading, written expression, spelling, mathematics, science, social studies, and using textbooks; and (5) self-esteem, prosocial skills, and self-monitoring. Section 4 addresses other learning difficulties, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and fetal alcohol syndrome/effects. Sections 5 through 9 contain blackline masters, a list of other teaching resources, an annotated test inventory, and support network contacts. (Contains 143 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Check Lists, Cognitive Processes, Definitions, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Information Sources, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Metacognition, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Social Studies, Spelling, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Transitional Programs, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada