Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities, Third Edition

Author: June E. Downing, Ph.D.,Amy Hanreddy,Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598576559
Category: Education
Page: 296
View: 8253
"This textbook is an essential guide for educators and other school-based staff to teach students with significant disabilities the necessary skills to communicate with those around them. This book shows readers how to analyze environments for their communicative value, assess students' communication skills, teach specific skills such as gaining attention and requesting, make informed choices about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and guide peers and adults in supporting students with disabilities"--

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman,Daniel P. Hallahan,Paige Cullen Pullen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131551768X
Category: Education
Page: 942
View: 5999
The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Author: MaryAnn Demchak
Publisher: AAMR
ISBN: 9780940898493
Category: Education
Page: 49
View: 2632
Get student-specific strategies on making classrooms more inclusive for children with severe disabilities in this monograph. Among the many topics discussed in this handy reference are issues such as, how to write IEPs, effective scheduling, and adapting objectives to needs of students.

Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities

Strategies for the K-12 Inclusive Classroom
Author: June E. Downing
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238847
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 2623
Break down the barriers to successful literacy instruction and empower students with special needs with these insightful tips, tools, and examples.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
View: 8564
The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Author: Diane M. Browder,Fred Spooner
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609180097
Category: Education
Page: 429
View: 2788
This essential text and practitioner guide is unique in its emphasis on fostering academic learning as well as life skills. In-depth chapters cover reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as health care needs, communication and social skills, daily living, and job skills. The expert authors present research-based best practices for assessing each student's needs and crafting individualized education plans that build a strong foundation for life in the community. User-friendly features include engaging vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducible checklists and forms. The text is a contemporary follow-up to Diane M. Browder's widely adopted Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

Author: David L. Westling,Lise Fox
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780136743347
Category: Children with disabilities
Page: 562
View: 3376
Suitable for severe or multiple disabilities methods courses, this text covers the issues pertinent to teaching students with severe disabilities. Covering methodology and curricular areas, it includes topics that a teacher would approach such as: prior considerations, planning and assessment, and procedures specific to teaching specific skills.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134427107
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 9633
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Survival Guide for New Special Educators

Author: Bonnie S. Billingsley,Mary T. Brownell,Maya Israel,Margaret L. Kamman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236920
Category: Education
Page: 432
View: 2349
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.

Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism

Author: Lori Ernsperger
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781885477927
Category: Education
Page: 187
View: 6283
After more than 17 years of experience working with teachers struggling to implement an effective learning program for special needs kids, Dr. Lori Ernsperger decided it was about time someone created a comprehensive resource for practical use in the classroom. She wrote this book as a practical, step-by-step guide to educating students with autism. This much-needed resource unlocks the secrets of six critical teaching elements, including: creating an effective classroom environment curriculum development instructional strategies managing problem behaviors data collection building collaborative teams Perfect for new and veteran teachers, this book enables school personnel to efficiently create and implement an effective educational program for students with autism regardless of their level of experience or training. Helpful chapters include: Creating a Positive Environment Designing and Implementing an Appropriate Curriculum Identifying & Implementing Instructional Strategies Developing Effective Behavior Programming Data Collection TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More

Foundations of Education: Instructional strategies for teaching children and youths with visual impairments

Author: M. Cay Holbrook,Alan J. Koenig
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891283393
Category: Education
Page: 852
View: 4081

Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Author: June E. Downing
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297142X
Category: Education
Page: 189
View: 5498
While most resources for inclusive education focus on teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities, teachers of students with more severe disabilities need specific methods to provide the individualized and systematic instruction necessary to support students in inclusive environments. This unique book meets that need with approaches, information, and ideas for teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities in general education classrooms. June E. Downing draws from a strong research base to provide practical instructional strategies, plus suggestions based on personal experience. Featuring tables and figures, chapter summaries, photographs, multiple examples, and strategies that address the how-to of instruction, this resource helps general and special education teachers: - Adapt their curriculum to meet both individual student needs and state standards for core curriculum - Work collaboratively with other teachers - Develop assessments that accurately determine student needs - Keep track of student progress through data collection Essential for today's inclusive classrooms, this guide covers everything teachers need to know to provide individualized instruction and assessment for their students with significant intellectual disabilities.

Teaching Students With Communication Disorders

A Practical Guide for Every Teacher
Author: Jim Ysseldyke,Bob Algozzine
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362191
Category: Education
Page: 104
View: 8687
Focusing on teaching students with communication disorders, the authors offer practical teaching strategies and provide brief definitions, indicators, and behaviors associated with speech and language disorders.

Literacy Beyond Picture Books

Teaching Secondary Students With Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Author: Dorothy Dendy Smith,Jill Fisher DeMarco,Martha Worley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971136
Category: Education
Page: 203
View: 6355
Featuring sample lessons, information on finding age-appropriate materials, and more, this guide helps teachers create thematic units that build literacy skills in students with significant disabilities.

Beginning with Braille

Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy
Author: Anna M. Swenson
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891283232
Category: Education
Page: 213
View: 1589
Beginning with braille provides a wealth of effective activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. The text includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering quality braille instruction and teacher-friendly suggestions for many areas such as reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile books, and teaching tactile and hand movement skills. This book also includes tips on designing worksheets, introducing braille contractions, teaching the use of the braillewriter, and facilitating the writing process in braille. Chapters also address guidelines for individualizing instruction, the literacy needs of students with additional disabilities, and assessment of student progress in developing literacy skills.

Conducta verbal

Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789682409875
Category: Conductismo (Psicologia)
Page: 510
View: 9603

Tactile Strategies for Children who Have Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities

Promoting Communication and Learning Skills
Author: Deborah Chen,June E. Downing
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891288190
Category: Education
Page: 210
View: 1773
Young children who are visually impaired and have additional disabilities need to learn to use their sense of touch effectively to promote their growth, development, and ability to communicate. This manual provides teachers, early interventionists, and parents with critical information about alternative communication methods not based on the use of vision as well as countless practical strategies. Topics include assessing a child's skills, planning interventions, and selecting appropriate tactile strategies to meet the child's needs.

Learning and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to teaching and assessment
Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136774416
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 5757
This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.

Learning and Learning Difficulties

A Handbook for Teachers
Author: Peter S. Westwood
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864317697
Category: Education
Page: 180
View: 406
The book explores a number of different perspectives and theories on human learning and motivation. The author examines different types of learning across the curriculum and assesses the most effective types of teaching to facilitate different forms of learning. By examining the way readers process text and identifying the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient reader, the author explains why learning problems can sometimes occur and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.