ERIC Number: EJ785943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
What Is Special about Special Education for Students with Learning Disabilities?
Vaughn, S.; Linan-Thompson, S.
Journal of Special Education, v37 n3 p140-147 Oct 2003
In this article, the ways in which special education for students with learning disabilities was perceived as "special" historically and what we know about effective special education instructional practices for students with learning disabilities currently are summarized. The influence of monitoring progress, providing explicit and systematic instruction, understanding the critical factors associated with progress in academic areas such as reading and math, and teaching students in small groups with many opportunities to practice and obtain feedback are essential features of special education for students with learning disabilities. A model for providing integrated services between general and special education for students with learning disabilities is described.
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Models, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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