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Teaching Learners with Mild Disabilities Integrating Research and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0534578527

ISBN-13: 9780534578527

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Ruth Lyn Meese

List price: $296.95
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In this revision, Meese has expanded the strong blend of theory and practice that so effectively helped students prepare for the classroom in the first edition. The book's set of hypothetical schools, students, and teachers enable students to see the connection between research and application. Praised by reviewers for its clear and accessible writing, comprehensive coverage, and accurate, up-to-the minute research, the text helps students connect what they are learning to the many actions taken by classroom teachers throughout the school day.
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Book details

List price: $296.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.17" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Foundations for Instruction
The Learners and Their Teachers
Schools, Society, and Achievement
Special Programs
Compensatory Education Programs
Special Education Programs
Section 504 Services
Special Students: Their Schools and Teachers
Oak Hill Elementary School
Apple County Middle School and Apple County High School
Application Exercises
Learners with Mild Disabilities
Services, Labels, and Children with Mild Disabilities
Cognitive Characteristics
Intellectual Ability
Attentional Deficits
Memory and Thinking Skills
Academic Characteristics
Language Arts
Social-Emotional Characteristics
Individualizing Instruction
The Individualized Education Program
Application Exercises
Approaches to Teaching Learners with Mild Disabilities
Services, Curriculum, and Instruction
Issues Regarding Special Education Services, Instruction, and Inclusion
Popular Teaching Approaches and Fads
Stimulus Reduction
Multisensory Approaches and Modality-Based Instruction
Diet/Drug Therapies
Research-Based Approaches
Applied Behavior Analysis
Direct Instruction
Cognitive Strategy Instruction
Peer Tutoring
Cooperative Learning
Authentic Learning
Consultation and Collaboration
Application Exercises
Organizing for Instruction
Communicating for Student Success
Consulting and Collaborating
Communication Skills
Collaborative Teaching to Facilitate Inclusion
Parents as Partners
Notes, Letters, and Two-Way Notebooks
Telephone Calls
Communication About Homework
Parent Conferences
Paraprofessionals and Volunteers
Application Exercises
Managing the Classroom Environment
Classroom Management and Discipline
Promoting a Positive Atmosphere
Classroom Climate
Rules and Routines
Time Management and Transitions
Using Computers to Maximize Instructional Time
Maintaining a Positive Classroom Environment
Special Considerations: IDEA and Behavior
Application Exercises
Assessing Student Progress
Informal Assessment in the Classroom
Curriculum-Based Assessment
Authentic, Performance-Based Assessment and Portfolios
Criterion-Referenced Assessment
Observational Recording Procedures
Checklists and Rating Scales
Standards Assessment and Grading
Referral, Screening, and Eligibility for Special Education
Referral, Screening, and Evaluation for Special Education Eligibility
Assessment of Culturally, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Application Exercises
Planning for Successful Instruction
How Teachers Plan
Backward Planning and Thematic Units
Writing Educational Objectives
Instructional Options and Grouping
Stages of Learning
The Acquisition Stage
The Proficiency Stage
The Maintenance Stage
The Generalization Stage
Stages of Learning and Planning
Planning and the IEP
Planning for Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
Application Exercises
Providing Instruction
Effective Teacher Behaviors
Empiricist and Constructivist Teaching Philosophies
Empiricist Philosophies
Constructivist Philosophies
Research on the Use of Time
Research on Teacher Effectiveness
Direct Instructional Strategies
Opening the Lesson
Demonstrating the New Skill or Concept
Giving Guided Practice
Providing Independent Practice
Closing the Lesson
Evaluating Instruction
Integrating Empiricist and Constructivist Philosophies
Application Exercises
Student-Mediated Learning
Cooperative Learning
Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD)
Teams-Games-Tournaments (TGT)
Team Assisted Individualization (TAI)
Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC)
Numbered Heads Together
Forming Cooperative Teams
Integrating Students with Disabilities into Cooperative Learning Groups
Peer Tutoring
Same-Age Tutorial Programs
Class-Wide Peer Tutoring
Cross-Age Peer Tutoring
Cognitive Behavior Modification Strategies
Self-Management Strategies
Teaching Learning Strategies
Application Exercises
Oral Language Instruction
The Nature of Language and Language Development
Social Functions
Language Development
Language and Children with Mild Disabilities
Phonological Awareness Skills and Reading Problems
Activities to Develop Semantic, Syntactic, and Phonological Ability
Sample Commercial Materials, Tests, and Computer Software
Students with Cultural Differences or English as a Second Language
Application Exercises
Reading Instruction
The Nature of Reading and Reading Problems
Whole Language and Reading Instruction
Developmental Reading
Basal Reading Series
Research on Developmental Reading Approaches
Remedial Reading Approaches
Phonics Instruction and Phonics Programs
Sight Word Instruction and Sight Word Programs
Specialized Remedial Reading Approaches
Teaching Comprehension Skills
Activating Background Knowledge
Building Fluency
Direct Instruction of Main Idea
Comprehension Strategies
Computer Software for Building Comprehension Skills
Integrating Reading Instruction and the Language Arts
Application Exercises
Written Language Instruction
Spelling, Handwriting, and Students with Mild Disabilities
Written Expression
The Writing Process
Prewriting Activities
Drafting Activities
Revising Activities
Editing Activities
Promoting a Classroom Atmosphere Conducive to Writing
Application Exercises
Mathematics Instruction
Factors Affecting Math Performance
Math Deficits and Students with Mild Disabilities
Mathematics Standards and Curriculum
Mathematics Programs for Children with Mild Disabilities
DISTAR Arithmetic
Connecting Math Concepts
Corrective Mathematics
Project MATH
Real Life Math
The Strategic Math Series
Tic Tac Toe Math
Touch Math
Generalizable Procedures for Teaching Mathematics
Curriculum-Based Assessment and Error Analysis
Concrete-to-Semiconcrete-to-Abstract Sequencing
Direct Instructional Teaching Techniques
Sequencing and Rule-Based Instruction
Building Strategies into Teaching Sequences
Providing Motivation for Practice
Developing Understanding and Modeling Problem Solving through Teacher-Student Dialogues
Procedures for Teaching Specific Skills and Concepts
Basic Number Concepts and Number Sense
Basic Facts and Operations
Complex Operations and Algorithms
Other Essential Concepts and Skills
Arithmetic Word Problems
Application Exercises
Content Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
Factors Affecting Success in the Regular Classroom
School Survival Skills
Academic Skills and Learning Strategies
The Standard Curriculum and Instructional Approaches
Adapting Instruction, Textbooks, Tests, and Assignments
Adapting Instruction
Adapting Textbooks
Adapting Assignments and Tests and Modifying Grades
Teaching Learning Strategies and School Survival Skills
Class Preparation and Assignment Completion Strategies
Class Participation Strategies
Textbook Strategies
Study and Test-Taking Strategies
Empowerment Strategies
Application Exercises
Instruction in Social and Independent Living Skills
Social Skills and Students with Mild Disabilities
Teaching Social Skills
Social Skills Programs
Independent Living Skills
Adult Outcomes and Transitioning
Transitioning Services
Individualized Transition Plans
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Assistive Technology
Application Exercises
Detailed Information on the Students
Materials and Organizations
Photo Credits