Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities

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Centered on the most recent, scientifically-based practices, Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 1/e, comprehensively details everything that pre-service teachers need to effectively teach students with mild to moderate disabilities.

 

This text includes not only empirically validated instructional strategies, but an array of relevant topics, such as the application of technology to the field and implications for changing demographics within U.S. schools.

 

Each chapter in the book follows a pattern of instruction, by providing key topics, key questions, scenarios, “Technology Spotlights,” teacher tips, summary statements, and review questions. This consistency in format throughout the text helps facilitate learning for both instructor and student. Each chapter also includes the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards that are addressed within the chapter, helping instructors align course content to accreditation standards.

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Centered on the most recent, scientifically-based practices, Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities comprehensively details everything that pre-service teachers need to effectively teach students with mild-to-moderate disabilities.

 

Features of this text include:

  • Scripted lesson plans apply teacher-directed instruction to the chapter content, providing students with models from which to structure and organize their own lesson presentations (Chs. 7, 10-15). 
  • Characteristics of students with mild/moderate disabilities are discussed, giving students information critical to the selection of appropriate strategies for future clients. Many other methods of instruction books provide little detail on this topic (Ch. 1).
  • Teacher Tips in every chapter give students specific ways they can implement the types of instructional strategies being suggested throughout the chapter.
  • Every chapter relates implications for diverse populations to the content of the chapter, preparing readers to teach students from diverse backgrounds.  
  • An entire chapter devoted to special education technology outlines its current and future roles in educating mild and moderately disabled learners (Ch. 5).
  • A Technology Spotlight in every chapter exposes students to the most current applications of technology as it is related to the chapter content.
  • Key questions, scenarios, summary statements, and review questions are provided in each chapter to help students reflect on, apply, and review the information they have read.
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards are addressed in every chapter.

 

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"[This book] is a winner.  Use it!" - Prof. Robert Sarch & students, New Jersey City University

 

“IIt reads quickly, yet is very thorough. The most important elements that need to be addressed at this point in a preservice teacher’s training are covered.” –Tamarah Ashton, California State University Northridge

 

“Each section offers research-based imperatives for implementing the strategies within the secondary setting. [It] gives strong direction and meaning to the role(s) of the secondary special educator.” –Dr. Laura Carpenter, Auburn University Montgomery

 

“The examples of positive/negative reinforcement, schedules of reinforcement, extinction, and punishment, presented in an easy-to-read table format, are excellent.” –Stephanie Kurtts, University of North Carolina Greensboro

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