Ch 2: AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs

About This Chapter

This chapter on teaching students with special needs will help you prepare for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. Review our interesting videos and texts to refresh your memory on this important subject.

AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs - Chapter Summary

These lessons and quizzes are a fast and easy way to review topics related to teaching students with special needs for the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. You'll cover a variety of learning challenges that you may encounter in the classroom and review strategies for teaching special needs students. By the end of the chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:

  • Symptoms and treatment of dyslexia
  • Types and characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Identifying learning disabilities
  • Adapting instruction for students with sensory challenges
  • Educating special needs students

Each of these lessons gives you the essential information you need to know in ten minutes or less. Work through the lessons at your own pace, taking as much or as little time as you need to master the lesson concepts. Test your knowledge with the assessment quizzes before or after working through the lessons. And take the exam at the end of the chapter to review your retention of the entire chapter.

AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs Objectives

Some Arizona educators will need to take the AEPA Reading K-8 exam as part of the endorsement process for their licensure.The exam consists of 100 selected-answer questions and one written response. You'll have three and a half hours to complete the test questions, which are delivered electronically.

This chapter corresponds with the Theoretical and Research Foundations subarea of the exam, which is about 13% of the total test. These chapter resources will help you with questions about the results of scientific studies on good and struggling readers, including readers with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and more.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs
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What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

1. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.

What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

2. What Is a Learning Disability in Children? - Definition, Types & Characteristics

In this lesson, you'll learn to define learning disabilities in general, as well as learn about specific characteristics of the various types of learning disabilities. Following completion of this lesson, you'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

3. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

4. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Educating Students with Special Needs

5. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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