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Gutkin, Barbara A.; And Others – Academic Therapy, 1984
Suggestions and background information are offered for audiologists, speech-language clinicians, teachers, pediatricians, and psychologists dealing with language and learning problems that appear to be related to auditory processing deficiencies. (CL)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention
Kelly, Luke E. – Academic Therapy, 1990
Planning and implementing effective physical education instruction for students with learning disabilities in mainstreamed settings involves focusing on qualitative aspects before quantitative, setting clear and consistent expectations, maximizing students' chances for success, maximizing on-task time, using modeling and physical manipulation, and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Instructional Development
Hoover, John J. – Academic Therapy, 1990
A five-step curriculum adaptation model to meet learning and behavior needs is presented, involving (1) determine need for curricular adaptations, (2) identify elements requiring adaptation, (3) select teaching and behavior management techniques, (4) implement curricular adaptations, and (5) monitor progress of adaptations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
Reynolds, Catharine J.; Salend, Spencer J. – Academic Therapy, 1990
The article describes teacher-directed and student-mediated comprehension strategies to improve the text comprehension skills of mainstreamed students with mild disabilities. Techniques include advance organizers, study guides, color coding, oral reading, critical thinking maps, and self-questioning techniques. Guidelines are offered for assessing…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mainstreaming
Day, Victoria P.; Sweitzer, H. Frederick – Academic Therapy, 1990
Ideas are presented for using microcomputers as a tool for curriculum modification with mild to moderate special needs students in various instructional situations. The focus is on the use of microcomputers in modifying the way curriculum content is presented by the teacher, received by the student, practiced and studied, and demonstrated and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Curriculum Development, Disabilities
Graham, Steve; Voth, Victoria Page – Academic Therapy, 1990
Curriculum modifications are presented, along with empirical support when available, for teaching spelling vocabulary to students with learning disabilities. The article discusses selecting words to be learned, daily testing and practice of small word sets, strategy training, self-regulation, motivation, students helping each other, and frequent…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Drills (Practice), Elementary Secondary Education
Schwartz, Shirley S.; MacArthur, Charles A. – Academic Therapy, 1990
A process approach to writing instruction with learning-disabled students is presented, in which students are guided through the processes of planning, drafting, and revising text. The model emphasizes the interaction of the teacher and learner through such activities as conferences, prompting, modeling, peer collaboration, and dialogues about…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
Crook, Patricia R. – Academic Therapy, 1990
Using the Civil War as the organizing structure, the teacher's role in developing a coordinated set of learning activities in language arts and social studies is outlined. Implementation of the unit involves engaging students' attention, involving students in an ongoing dialogue about content material, and moving into text material with increased…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities
McDevitt, Teresa M. – Academic Therapy, 1990
This paper discusses developmental research on children's beliefs about listening and offers some recommendations for enhancing listening competencies, especially of learning-disabled children. Recommendations include integrating instruction about listening with efforts to promote reading and other subjects, and asking children to detect errors in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Learning Disabilities
Slife, Brent D. – Academic Therapy, 1988
The excerpts from a speech to special educators suggest coping strategies for teachers: (1) adopt a consultative attitude; (2) develop the intellectual side of your professional identity; and (3) know your limits as a professional. (DB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Green, Linda Schwartz – Academic Therapy, 1988
The article examines the parent-teacher partnership, stressing the importance of both parent and teacher input. Five suggestions for involving parents of handicapped students in the Individualized Education Program meeting are offered and include asking parents before the meeting to think of short- and long-term goals for the child. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Attitudes
Paul, Peter V. – Academic Therapy, 1989
The need for direct, systematic vocabulary instruction in improving language comprehension abilities of hearing-impaired and learning-disabled students is discussed. Vocabulary instruction should be knowledge-based and should be combined with extensive reading opportunities. Sample instructional techniques, such as word maps, semantic feature…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities
Cheney, Christine O. – Academic Therapy, 1989
Specific suggestions are provided for modifying instructional materials and methods to meet the needs of students with mild handicaps. An organizational framework for making systematic decisions about instructional adaptation is presented, calling for comparing characteristics of the material or technique with the characteristics of the learner in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Guernsey, Marsha A. – Academic Therapy, 1989
Suggestions are presented to increase the special education teacher's organizational efficiency, focusing on instructional planning and use of time and space as they relate to classroom organization. (JDD)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities
Minner, Sam; Prater, Greg – Academic Therapy, 1989
Factors in the physical arrangement of special education classrooms that may lead to greater instructional control and structure include teacher proximity and view, separation of space, and reduction of extraneous stimuli. The issue of making classrooms more relaxed and home-like versus structuring them like regular classes to prepare students for…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Design Requirements
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