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Ch 4: Assessing & Monitoring Students with Learning Disabilities

About This Chapter

Successfully identifying and working with students who have learning disabilities is important in the field of education. By going through this chapter, you learn ways to assess and monitor learning disabilities to help you become a more versatile educator who is able to meet the special needs of your students.

Assessing & Monitoring Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary

When you go through this chapter, you will find a great deal of information on how to identify and create learning plans to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. The instructors present the lessons to you in an informative and illustrative manner, and you can take the lesson quizzes to assess your knowledge on what you have just learned. Topics that are presented to you include:

  • Informal and formal ways of assessing for learning disabilities
  • Formative assessments
  • The Response to Intervention (RTI) process
  • Early reading intervention programs
  • Personalized learning profiles for students
  • The Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process (LDISPP)
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Parental involvement in IEP's

How It Helps

  • Details strategies: You'll be presented with different assessment strategies that can be used to properly identify students with special needs.
  • Reviews intervention types: These lessons will help you learn about the importance of early intervention and different types of early intervention programs so you can implement them in your classroom.
  • Enhances awareness: Learning the importance and function of an IEP can help you to work with parents to create and implement this important document.

Skills Covered

When you finish working through these lessons, you will have the resources to:

  • Identify the types of assessments that are used to identify the needs of special needs students
  • Learn about the strategies that are used when a Response to Intervention is implemented
  • Recall the role of early reading intervention programs and how they are beneficial
  • Develop specific learning profiles to meet the needs of each student
  • List the steps of the LDISPP process
  • Understand the purpose of IEPs and understand how to incorporate parental input when creating them

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Assessing & Monitoring Students with Learning Disabilities
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Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities

1. Formal & Informal Assessments for Learning Disabilities

Teachers should use both formal and informal assessments to determine interventions for learning disabilities. This lesson will discuss both informal and formal methods of determining academic skill development and identifying students with special needs.

What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

2. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

3. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

4. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.

Creating & Using Personal Learning Profiles for Students

5. Creating & Using Personal Learning Profiles for Students

In this lesson we will discuss how to create and use personal learning profiles for students. We will cover what these profiles should include and how that information can enhance an individualized approach to reaching students.

Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process: Definition & Uses

6. Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process: Definition & Uses

If you work with students who have learning disabilities, then you might be pursuing ways to support them in the classroom. This lesson defines and discusses the Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

7. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

The Individualized Education Plan is a critical document for children who receive special education services. In this video, we will take a brief look at the development and function of this important document.

Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

8. Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs

When developing a students' Individual Education Program, or IEP, educators must consider parental feedback. This lesson describes methods of involving parents in the IEP process and gives examples of ways teachers can foster parental involvement.

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