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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A. – Academic Therapy, 1984
The keyword and pegword methods, related mnemonic strategies to improve performance in encoding and retrieving factual information, are described as effective procedures for helping special education and remedial students increase their learning and memory skills. (JW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Encoding (Psychology), Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems
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
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
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
Keefe, Charlotte Hendrick – Academic Therapy, 1988
A social skills curriculum for learning disabled students involves assessing strengths and weaknesses, choosing target skills, and teaching target skills. In the area of nonverbal communication, suggested activities can help students understand facial expressions, gestures, and vocal intonation. Opportunities should be provided to practice new…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities
Barbetta, Patricia M. – Academic Therapy, 1990
The Group-Oriented Adapted Levels System teaches students with behavior disorders the skills needed for being members of a successfully functioning peer group, while providing the classroom teacher with an effective classroom management approach. Student behaviors are mediated by peers; students work toward a common goal; and opportunities are…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques