Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition by H. Lee Swanson (Editor); Karen R. Harris (Editor); Steve Graham (Editor)This handbook reviews the major theoretical, methodological, and instructional advances that have occurred in the field of learning disabilities. With contributions from leading researchers, the volume synthesizes a vast body of knowledge on the nature of learning disabilities, their relationship to basic psychological and brain processes, and how students with these difficulties can best be identified and treated. Findings are reviewed on ways to support student performance in specific skill areas, including language arts, math, science, and social studies, as well as general principles of effective instruction that cut across academic domains. The book also examines the concepts and methods that guide learning disability research and identifies promising directions for future investigation.
Call Number: LC4704 .H364 2013
Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities by William N. BenderDiscussing flipped classrooms, response to intervention, and technology as differentiated instructional tools, this book has it all! Teachers need 21st century resources that help them provide high-quality differentiated instruction for all students. In this new edition of his best-selling resource, William N. Bender draws on the latest brain research, technology, and educational initiatives to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards. Educators can increase achievement among students with learning disabilities and also foster the development of 21st century skills. This updated guide offers: Specific strategies for differentiating instruction within an RTI framework and in the context of the Common Core State Standards ; Ideas for using technology to instruct and assess students with learning disabilities ; Teaching tips and concrete examples of brain-friendly instruction ; Guidance on a range of supportive instructional techniques ; Additional strategies based on the latest research in metacognition ; Up-to-date techniques such as using Khan Academy, flipped classes, and wikis to enhance learning in general and special education settings. This new edition of Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities offers the tools and strategies educators need to maximize achievement for all students.
Understanding Learning DisabilitiesHow could a child be a top math student yet not be able to read? Why can another child read well but not be able to write a paragraph that makes sense? While watching children being taught new ways to learn, this program offers expert insight into the nature of learning disabilities, why learning disabilities may also be accompanied by ADHD or social disorders, and what can be done to help children learn to compensate and succeed.
Teach Me Different!All children with learning disabilities can be classroom successes. Sally L. Smith, founder-director of the renowned Lab School of Washington, D.C., demonstrates simple, effective techniques one can immediately use to guide children to academic excellence.
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Websites for Learning Disabilities
LD OnlineLD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Learning Disabilities AssociationLDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.
Learning Disabilities by Jeffrey P. Bakken (Editor); Festus E. Obiakor (Editor); Anthony F. Rotatori (Editor, Series edited by)This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to learning disabilities and is written by leaders in the field of learning disabilities. The layout of the book and ordering of chapters will allow readers to follow learning disabilities in a very logical and thoughtful process from legal issues, identification, and assessment, to effective practices and response to intervention finally ending with practical issues of inclusion, working with families, and teacher preparation. Chapters can be read in order or independently which will allow readers considerable versatility. Chapters in the book include: Legal Issues and Learning Disabilities; Themes and Dimensions of Learning Disabilities; Identification and Assessment of Students with LD; Placement of Students with Learning Disabilities; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students who have Learning Disabilities; Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Students with Learning Disabilities; ELL Students and Learning Disabilities; Differentiating Instruction and Students with Learning Disabilities; Interventions for CLD Learners with Learning Disabilities; Positive Behavior Supports and Students with Learning Disabilities.