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Crank, Joe N. – Academic Therapy, 1988
To improve problem-solving skills of learning-disabled students, five attributes of problem solution are outlined: the solution's permanence, starting time, length of time required, ease of implementation, and creation of additional problems. Based on these attributes, a structured method for rating and choosing solutions to personal or social…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Logical Thinking
Bengfort, Anne – Academic Therapy, 1987
The article provides step-by-step procedures for teaching learning-disabled students how to ask for teacher help. Procedures involve role playing a classroom situation as it had occurred, modeling a situation for problem resolution, role playing again, analyzing and synthesizing the modeling situation, and applying these steps to other classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship
Snyder, Kathleen – Academic Therapy, 1988
RIDGES is a mnemonic device designed to give upper elementary and high school students a structure to follow when solving word problems. RIDGES stands for Read the problem; I know statement; Draw a picture; Goal statement; Equation development; and Solve the equation. (VW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
Horner, Charlotte M. – Academic Therapy, 1987
A four-stage model, designed to shape learning disabled students' independent study skills and foster generalization of skills is presented: (1) ease students into a homework routine; (2) focus on time management; (3) teach problem-solving techniques; and (4) conclude in independent study with intermittent parent and teacher monitoring. (CB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Independent Study, Learning Disabilities
Lowenthal, Barbara – Academic Therapy, 1986
Methods are suggested to stimulate learning disabled children to develop the metacognitive skills of: (1) reflecting on what they already know, (2) devising a plan for attacking the problem, (3) monitoring progress, and (4) evaluating the outcome of the plan. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
Margolis, Howard; Brannigan, Gary G. – Academic Therapy, 1987
A sequence is suggested for teachers working with parents in solving problems. Steps include: problem definition; problem analysis; generation of alternatives; establishment of criteria for selecting solutions; and evaluation and selection of solutions. (CB)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education