Special Education

Identification and evaluation of learning disabilities the school teams guide to student success

Identification and evaluation of learning disabilities : the school team's guide to student success

by Evelyn S. Johnson; Anne B. Clohessy

 callnumbericon LB 1029 R4 J64 2014       ED-61777

Language: English  

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2014]

Summary:     When it comes to designing instruction for students with learning disabilities, one size does not fit all - and that's also true for identifying and evaluating learning disabilities. Theories and legislation aside, it's critical for your school team to have a comprehensive plan to make sure every child gets the right kind of attention-and no one falls through the cracks. This compelling, easy-to-use handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages to ensure that students get the best services and interventions they need to be successful. You'll find: * Guidance on what data to collect and how to collect it * Strategies for combining RTI with a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose SLD * Detailed case studies-with graphs, figures, and test scores-at the school, classroom, and individual student level Everyone on your team has the same goal: to help students with learning challenges achieve success. This comprehensive resource has the tools you need to make that happen.

Inclusion in action

Inclusion in action

by Phil Foreman; Michael Arthur-Kelly

 callnumbericon LC 3989 I53 2014       ED-61781

Edition: 4th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Cengage Learning Australia, [2014]

Summary:     How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class? This best-selling text begins by asking 'Why include all students?' in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context. Whilst retaining a strong focus on understanding issues related to disability, this new edition now treats diversity from a broader perspective. Throughout, it emphasizes a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.


Inclusion in the early years

Inclusion in the early years

by Kay Mathieson

 callnumbericon LC 4019.3 M42 2015       ED-61782

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2015

Summary:     This book provides critical insights and practical approaches to help you support babies and young children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in the early years. The book starts by briefly considering the current political and legislative context before considering what this means for children with SEND in early years settings. Numerous case studies offer real-world examples to challenge and develop your thinking and there are summary key points, thought provoking questions and ideas for developing practice. In addition the book draws on parents' and children's perspectives to assist you in devising an individual and setting action plan for babies and young children with SEND. Key content includes: How the principle of the 'unique child' informs practice for all children Implications of the 2014 Code of Practice for early years provision What 'good practice' looks like Early identification and intervention, and engagement with parents Exploring the role of the SENCO Keeping families' and children's voices at the heart of all decision making. This is an invaluable book for anyone involved in early years provision who strives to improve their practice to include all children and their families.


Learning disabilities practice concerns and students with LD

Learning disabilities : practice concerns and students with LD

by Jeffrey P. Bakken; Festus E. Obiakor; Anthony F. Rotatori

 callnumbericon LC 4704.5 L43 2013       ED-61712

Language: English  

Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2013

Summary:     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.

Measuring inclusive education

Measuring inclusive education

by Chris Forlin; Tim Loreman

 callnumbericon LC 1200 I585 2014 v.3       ED-61783

Language: English  

Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014

Summary:     In the first section, broad issues associated with assessment for, of, and in learning in inclusive classrooms; measuring the implementation of inclusive policy; identifying and removing barriers to inclusion; resourcing and financing; and, evaluating effective teacher preparation for inclusion provide the structure for discussion. The second section commences with a current and in-depth review of the literature on the development of international indicators for measuring inclusive education. Examples of some of the models presently employed to frame an evaluation of inclusive practice are studied. These provide illustrations of effective measurement strategies to evaluate inclusive educational practice at all levels of administration, from governments to classrooms, and ways to recognize the positive outcomes attained by all involved.

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