ERIC Number: ED573396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
What Really Works with Exceptional Learners
Murawski, Wendy W., Ed.; Scott, Kathy Lynn, Ed.
Today's teachers, especially the many who work with students with special needs, are pressed to know a little something about everything. Expertise is needed in different content and pedagogical areas, but knowledge of different types of disabilities is required as well. Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott have assembled another reader-friendly "What Really Works" resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. Each chapter is presented in an easy-access and practical format suited for busy professionals. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect: content areas like reading and math; specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities; pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations; and other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration As education trends promote the inclusion of students with exceptionalities, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works…and what doesn't. Following a foreword by Ann Turnbull and an introduction, contents include: (1) Getting Past "I Hate Math!" (Sarah A. Nagro, Margaret P. Weiss, and Jaime True Daley); (2) Creating a Cadre of Capable Readers (Leila Ansari Ricci); (3) When Writing Isn't Easy or Fun: Techniques for Struggling Writers (Katie M. Miller and Sally A. Spencer); (4) Instructional Strategies and UDL: Making Content Accessible (Ruby L. Owiny, Anne Brawand, and Janet Josephson); (5) Leveling the Playing Field With Technology (Barbara Serianni, Ela Kaye Eley, and LaToya Cannon); (6) Culturally Responsive Teaching to Support All Learners (Jacqueline Rodriguez and Stacey E. Hardin); (7) Thanks for the Memories: Brain-Based Learning at Its Best (Horacio Sanchez); (8) Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports in the Inclusive Classroom (Jennifer D. Walker and Brittany L. Hott); (9) Beyond Just "Playing Nicely": Collaboration and Co-Teaching (Amy Kramer and Wendy W. Murawski); (10) Progress Monitoring: Your Classroom Itinerary (Kyena E. Cornelius and Kimberly M. Johnson-Harris); (11) Addressing the "Invisible Disability": Supporting Students With Learning Disabilities (Janet Josephson, Anne Brawand, and Ruby L. Owiny); (12) Search for the Miracle Cure: Working With Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Brittany L. Hott, Jennifer D. Walker, Audrey Robinson, and Lesli Raymond); (13) Addressing the Autism Spectrum Disorder "Epidemic" in Education (Claire E. Hughes and Lynnette M. Henderson); (14) Teaching Students With Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities: You've Got This! (Dawn W. Fraser); (15) English Language Learners With Disabilities: Best Practices (Brenda L. Barrio, Pamela K. Peak, and Wendy W. Murawski); (16) Inclusion as the Context for Early Childhood Special Education (Zhen Chai and Rebecca Lieberman-Betz); (17) Focusing on Strengths: Twice-Exceptional Students (Claire E. Hughes); (18) It's the Law! Legal Issues in Special Education (Christine A. Hayashi); and (19) The Importance of Partnerships: School-to-Home Collaboration (Bethany M. McConnell and Wendy W. Murawski). An index is included.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Students, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Access to Education, Technology Uses in Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Positive Behavior Supports, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Progress Monitoring, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Severe Disabilities, English Language Learners, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Gifted Disabled, Legal Problems, Family School Relationship, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children