Learning Disabilities Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies

ISBN-10: 0205515533
ISBN-13: 9780205515530
Edition: 6th 2008
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Description: This edition presents guidelines for using Response to Intervention (RTI) as an eligibility tool as well as differentiated instruction for the general education class.nbsp; Detailed coverage of the most up-to-date classroom practices, the latest  More...

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Book details

List price: $186.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This edition presents guidelines for using Response to Intervention (RTI) as an eligibility tool as well as differentiated instruction for the general education class.nbsp; Detailed coverage of the most up-to-date classroom practices, the latest research, and critical issues are also presented. nbsp; Using the authors more than 27 years of experience in working with children and adolescents who have learning disabilities, the Sixth Edition ofLearning Disabilitiespresents the latest research and information on LD in each developmental area. nbsp; Focuses on identification and eligibility issues, incorporating the newly released rules and regulations on RTI, IDEA 2004, and the No Child Left Behind legislation.nbsp; The text also stresses both the characteristics of students with learning disabilities as well as classroom-tested instructional strategies. With up-to-date content, this practical guide also offers insight into practical educational concerns from a teachers perspective, as well as the relevant scholarship. nbsp; For learning disabilities courses where the most current information is needed to stay abreast of the recent changes in legislation impacting this field.

Learn more about William Bender's PD offerings Consulting Description: Differentiated Instruction Consulting Description: Math Consulting Description: Project-Based Learning Consulting Description: RTI Consulting Description: Technology nbsp; nbsp; William N. Bender nbsp;began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.

All chapters begin with Introduction, and most chapters conclude with Summary, Questions and Activities, and References
Preface
Introduction To Learning Disabilities
Changing Definitions of Learning Disabilities
Major Groups of Theorists
Cognitive-Processing Perspectives
Historical Phases
Components of the Definition
Who Are These Kids?
Medical Aspects of Learning Disabilities
Medical and Educational Models
Learning and the Nervous System
Etiology of Learning Disabilities
Medical Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
Medical Treatments for Learning Problems
Cognition and Language Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
Intelligence
Attention
Memory in Children with Learning Disabilities
Cognitive Style
Study of Language
Syntax and Semantics
Pragmatics: Language in Context
Personality and Social Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
Personality Variables
Social Development of Children with Learning Disabilities
Assessment of Learning Disabilities
Broad Purposes of Assessment
Assessment for Eligibility Decisions
Sample Eligibility Reports
Assessment for Instruction
Characteristics Of Students With Learning Disabilities
Learning Characteristics in Reading and Language Arts
Reading Difficulties of Students with Learning Disabilities
Conceptualization of Reading Skills
Word Recognition
Word Comprehension
Sentence Comprehension
Comprehension of Longer Texts
Instructional Strategies for Improving Comprehension
Oral Reading Skills
Writing Skills
Whole-Language Instruction
Learning Characteristics in Math
Cognitive Abilities and Math Skills
Types of Math Learning Disabilities
Math Skills in Sequential Context
Curriculum-Based Assessment in Mathematics
Instructional Systems for Mathematics
Prognosis in Mathematics
Students with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom
Adaptive Behavior of Children with Learning Disabilities
Elementary Teacher Interactions
Cognitive Characteristics of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Social and Emotional Characteristics in Secondary Classrooms
Summary of Educational Characteristics of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
Secondary School
Placement, Services, And Educational Treatments
Educational Placements and Services
Self-Contained Classes
Resource Rooms
Mainstream-with-Consultation Model
Inclusion Service Delivery Models
Issues in Placement
Specialized Instructional Strategies
Behavioral Treatment Interventions
Common Ground among Behavioral Treatments
Techniques Involving Positive Consequences
Techniques Involving Negative Consequences
Summary of Behavioral Interventions
Specialized Behavioral Strategies
Metacognitive Instructional Approaches for Students with Learning Disabilities
Metacognitive Model of Learning
Nonspecific Cognitive Strategies
Reciprocal Teaching
Self-Monitoring
Technology for Persons with Learning Disabilities
Early Technology Applications
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