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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
Searcy, Sheri – Academic Therapy, 1988
This article reviews the impact of learning disabilities on self-esteem, discussing: how self-esteem develops, how it suffers when learning disabilities are present, and how to contribute to a learning-disabled child's self-esteem by helping the child feel more capable, more significant, more powerful, and more worthy. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
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
Oseroff, Andrew; And Others – Academic Therapy, 1987
Suggestions for resource room teachers working with visually impaired learning disabled students include: consideration of students' unique learning needs; assessment of functional vision; use of assistive devices (such as closed-circuit television); classroom arrangement that facilitates organization and movement; and basic skills instruction…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Basic Skills, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques
Grandin, Temple – Academic Therapy, 1987
A case study of an autistic child (now a successfully employed graduate student and author of the article) whose parents and teachers capitalized on her fixations and compulsions by using them in learning activities illustrates how the needs of drive of autistic children can be redirected to motivate successful academic achievement. (CB)
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction
Raper, Jim; Aldridge, Jerry – Academic Therapy, 1987
Brief information is presented about life-threatening traumatic injuries (blunt trauma and penetrating injury) which may occur in the classroom and on how teachers can respond before medical help arrives. Suggestions include evaluating the student's responsiveness, checking breathing ability and circulation, and keeping the situation as calm as…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, First Aid, Injuries
Margolis, Howard; Brannigan, Gary G. – Academic Therapy, 1986
Eight specific strategies are offered to help professionals build a trusting relationship with parents of handicapped children. Suggestions include the need to accept parents as they are, listen empathetically, prepare for meetings, and keep promises. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Role
Schilling, Deanna E. – Academic Therapy, 1986
The author discusses ways in which special education classroom teachers can examine the ways in which their classrooms are organized to save academic time without losing common sense. (CL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Moskowitz, Fern C. – Academic Therapy, 1988
Guidelines are presented for assisting classroom teachers in using the strengths of learning-disabled students to help them learn content area material. Specific suggestions are offered for various disabilities, including attention deficits, organizational deficits, auditory processing deficits, visual and visual-motor deficits, language…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Communication Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities