Specific Learning Difficulties What Teachers Need To Know

Author: Diana Hudson
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500461
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This book clearly explains what Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are, and describes the symptoms of conditions most commonly encountered in the mainstream classroom: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD. The author provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with each of these conditions, as well as practical suggestions for modifying teaching materials and methods to make learning enjoyable, effective and accessible for students. There are also dedicated chapters on helping students with SpLDs to develop effective revision skills and exam techniques. This straight-talking and accessible guide is ideal for teachers, teaching assistants, and those in school management who want to know more about supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

What Teachers Need To Know About Learning Difficulties

Author: Peter Westwood
Editor: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319363
Size: 10,42 MB
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Presents an overview of the education of learning disabled children, covering such topics as early identification and intervention, socal and behavioral issues, teaching strategies, and accommodation and support of students.

What Teachers Need To Know About Reading And Writing Difficulties

Author: Peter S. Westwood
Editor: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319606
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Literacy skills are fundamental to all areas of learning in the school curriculum, but also have a profound impact on an individual's chances of finding satisfying work in the years beyond school. This book draws on the latest research from around the world to explain some of the causes of literacy problems and gives practical advice on methods to support students with their own difficulties. Details of additional resources and online links are provided to assist teachers who wish to pursue some of the issues in greater depth. ò

What Teachers Need To Know About Students With Disabilities

Author: Peter S. Westwood
Editor: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864318693
Size: 15,76 MB
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Provides an overview of the disabilities that teachers may encounter in their classrooms. Explains how disabilities impact on students' learning and development. Covers intellectual disability, autism, Asperger syndrome, other pervasive develomental disorders, physical and health impairments, vision and hearing impairments, language and learning disorders, and emotional and behavioural disorders.

Motivating Children With Specific Learning Difficulties

Author: Gad Elbeheri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317193628
Size: 14,39 MB
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Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to what teachers need to know about motivation in pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Written by three of the world leaders in research on motivation and classroom learning, this book seeks to provide teachers with an increased understanding of why particular strategies should be used with their pupils. It recognises the challenge of motivating children with learning difficulties and looks to help teachers enhance their skills and self-sufficiency. The authors address what motivation is, how to encourage it and the links between motivation and learning. They consider a range of Specific Learning Difficulties in relation to literacy, numeracy, motor development and co-ordination and attention factors in learning. Key issues on learning differences are presented in order to identify and address pupils’ specific needs, and the role parents and educators can play in motivation is also examined. The information and reflections offered in this book will be of interest to teachers across the globe, as well as postgraduate students working towards a qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties.

The Effective Teacher S Guide To Dyslexia And Other Specific Learning Difficulties

Author: Michael Farrell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134237820
Size: 16,61 MB
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With around one in ten children affected by specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, this practical guide examines the central issues facing teachers today.

Assessing Children With Specific Learning Difficulties

Author: Gavin Reid
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437799
Size: 14,17 MB
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This comprehensive book provides all the information that practitioners need to know about assessment in relation to their pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. The why, how and what of assessment is addressed, whilst the link between assessment and intervention is also a key focus. Looking at the full range of Specific Learning Difficulties, this book provides practical guidance on implementing strategies that are tried and tested for use in any classroom, whilst also acknowledging that assessment is a process involving other professionals and parents. Addressing issues and topics common in inclusive classrooms around the world, key topics covered include: Specific Learning Difficulties in context Teacher Assessment in literacy, numeracy and movement Motor development and co-ordination Attention factors in learning The key issues on learning differences Self-esteem and emotional literacy How to enhance skills and the self-sufficiency of teachers Assessing Children with Specific Learning Difficulties will be an invaluable guide for classroom teachers, learning support departments, psychologists and other professionals.

What Teachers Need To Know About Spelling

Author: Peter Westwood
Editor: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319444
Size: 15,38 MB
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This book bridges the gap between knowledge accumulated from research on spelling acquisition and the practicalities of teaching spelling more effectively. Current trends are examined, alongside community views on spelling standards because this is the context in which change is beginning to occur. The book contains practical suggestions on methods and activities applicable to all students, supplemented by specific advice on assessment, and links to additional resources.

Teaching English Learners And Students With Learning Difficulties In An Inclusive Classroom

Author: John W. Carr
Editor: WestEd
ISBN: 0914409670
Size: 15,15 MB
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This guidebook offers powerful, concrete ways to engage all middle and high school students -- especially English learners and students with other special needs -- in successful learning. Teachers will benefit from the practical, evidence-based approaches for teaching standards-based content in any subject area. School and district leaders will benefit from the sustainable schoolwide and districtwide practices that respect diversity and support inclusion. Authors John Carr and Sharen Bertrando provide invaluable insight, tools, and strategies, including: An effective framework for teaching diverse learners in any core discipline Specific steps and resources for helping students organize concepts, develop appropriate use of academic language, and communicate ideas effectively Rubrics identifying key characteristics of five English language proficiency levels, along with teaching strategies appropriate for each Methods for scaffolding assessments to ensure every student has a fair and accurate way to communicate what he or she is learning A lesson plan template for combining and putting into practice all of the ideas, approaches, and tools included in this guidebook

The Dyslexia Checklist

Author: Sandra F. Rief
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047054984X
Size: 12,23 MB
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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.