This important resource offers diagnostic tools, remedial techniques, sample lessons, and worksheets to quickly identify students with learning deficits, improve their academic performance, and bolster their self-esteem. Includes assessment forms, problem-specific solutions, and intervention techniques.
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This New Second Edition of a practical resource already being used by over 55,000 special educators gives you a wealth of new and proven suggestions and ready-to-use materials for helping students of all ages overcome learning disabilities, including dozens of full-page devices you can photocopy and use at once!
Written by a master teacher with over 30 years of experience in both mainstreamed and special classes, the Handbook covers virtually every aspect of working with students with learning disabilities, from causes and assessment to classroom management and lesson planning.
You'll find diagnostic tools and remediation techniques for all types of learning disabilities specific interventions for specific problems strategies for building academic skills in all basic content areas and ways to improve motivation, participation, and self-esteem in even the most reluctant learner.
For quick access and easy use, materials are organized into 16 chapters and printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" format that folds flat for photocopying of any page as many times as needed. Here's just a brief look at some of the specific helps in this resource:
Overview of Learning Disabilities provides background on the LD field and answers the questions of "What is it?" "What causes it?" "What is the prognosis of the person who has the condition?" and "What resources are available to help deal with the condition?"
Tools for Diagnosis and Assessment includes guidelines for identifying learning disabilities and make requests for testing... advice on talking with parents...descriptions of diagnostic tests... suggestions for developing an IEP... and lists of accommodations.
Early Childhood Education for At-Risk Students covers advice on special education services from birth to age five... the components of an effective early childhood education program... tips for parents of young at-risk children... and parent-child activities.
Strategies for Classroom Management presents tips on how to prevent and handle misbehavior... room arrangements that foster positive behavior... guidelines on using rewards effectively... types of challenging students... and "20 Tips for Successful Classroom Management."
Solutions to Specific Problems gives you ready-to-use tools and techniques for helping students with visual perception and auditory processing problems... conceptual difficulties... memory deficits... dyslexia... attention deficits... poor social skills... low self-esteem... poor work and study habits... and common classroom problems related to LD.
Guidelines for Interventions in Specific Academic Areas features practical techniques, lessons and worksheets for teaching reading... writing... spelling... math... and speech... plus graded word lists, alphabet cards, cursive writing activities, sample word problems, and more.
Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities offers timely help on transition IEPs... work-study programs... services for students going to college... teaching students to be their own advocates... and adult education opportunities.
The Role of the Family includes tips on supervising homework... helping at school... worthwhile activities at home... and counselor handouts for parents of children with LD.
In short, COMPLETE LEARNING DISABILITIES HANDBOOK, New Second Edition gives you an unparalleled source of practical, tested, up-to-date information and materials to help you ensure that all of your students can learn to their fullest potential!About the Author:
Joan M. Harwell has over 30 years of experience as a regular classroom teacher and a special education teacher for students with learning disabilities in the schools of San Bernardino, California. In addition, she was a special education mentor teacher. Since retiring from full-time teaching in 1998, she has been a field supervisor for student teachers and interns at the University of Redlands and California State University at San Bernardino. Ms. Harwell has been in Marquis' Who's Who in American Education.
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Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130325627
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New 2nd Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130325627
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130325627
Book Description Jossey-Bass. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0130325627 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0043379