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Ch 8: Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED

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Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED - Chapter Summary

In this engaging chapter, our instructors clearly outline instructional practices for student success in special education. Topics covered in these short lessons include reading, writing and math strategies for students with learning disabilities, and teaching students with perception deficits. You'll also review games and activities to increase attention span in the class room, as well as learning disability interventions that are language-based and strategies to use for the generalization and maintenance of concepts. This chapter has been designed to assist you in meeting the following objectives:

  • Use the proper accommodations for working memory deficits
  • Utilize mnemonic devices to improve the retrieval of memories
  • Lead your students in peer assessment and student self-assessment
  • Teach students with learning disabilities about problem-solving skills
  • Help your students understand complex cognitive processes using activities
  • Understand the model and strategies used for concept attainment
  • Teach vocabulary using research-based guidelines
  • Integrate course skills and content across your entire curriculum

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14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
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Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

1. Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

We'll define the terms decoding, fluency, and comprehension. We'll also list common errors that students with reading disabilities make with these skills, and address direct instruction methods teachers can use to assist these students.

The Writing Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

2. The Writing Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

Writing instruction for students with learning disabilities includes several methods addressing special needs. This lesson outlines the steps of the writing process and shows strategies teachers can use to assist students with learning difficulties.

Math Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

3. Math Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

All students need strategies to find success in math, including those with learning disabilities. What kind of strategies work best? Read on to find out.

Increasing Attention Span in the Classroom: Activities & Games

4. Increasing Attention Span in the Classroom: Activities & Games

As teachers, you may be challenged by your students' overall attention span or ability to concentrate in the classroom. However, there are many quick and easy activities you can incorporate to build students' capacity for maintaining focus.

Language-Based Learning Disability Interventions

5. Language-Based Learning Disability Interventions

Interventions can be used to assist learners with language-based learning disabilities. This lesson focuses on the differences in expressive and receptive language-based learning disabilities. It discusses the best ways to intervene for each type specifically.

Accommodations for Working Memory Deficits

6. Accommodations for Working Memory Deficits

This lesson will identify classroom and instructional accommodations for working memory deficits that teachers and students can implement tomorrow utilizing a REMOTE - batteries are not required!

Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices

7. Improving Retrieval of Memories: Mnemonic Devices

When you have to study for a test and you need to remember a large amount of information, what strategies do you use to help your memory? These strategies are called mnemonic devices. This lesson covers several well-known mnemonic devices, such as chunking, the method of loci and the keyword technique.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

8. Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

Student self-assessment and peer assessment are useful tools to help students learn important reflection and critical thinking skills. This lesson will review how self-assessment and peer assessment can be used in your classroom.

Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

9. Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with problem-solving in mathematics. This lesson gives you a sense of why and also offers some strategies to help.

Activities for Teaching Complex Cognitive Processes

10. Activities for Teaching Complex Cognitive Processes

Teaching students to think more complexly and engage in more abstract and intricate cognitive processes can be really exciting. This lesson provides activities you can use to teach complex cognitive processes.

Concept Attainment: Model & Strategy

11. Concept Attainment: Model & Strategy

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of concept attainment, as well as the model and strategy used by teachers to help students learn attributes of concepts and critical thinking skills.

Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary

12. Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary

In this lesson, you'll learn some best practices for teaching vocabulary words to students. We'll work to understand the insights of researchers who have spent decades discovering what works best.

Integrating Course Content & Skills Across Curriculum

13. Integrating Course Content & Skills Across Curriculum

In this lesson, we'll review the steps needed to start an integrated curriculum for both content and skills. We'll learn how to start the process, how to create a plan and implement it, and how to review data and improve the plan.

Instructional Strategies for the Maintenance & Generalization of Concepts

14. Instructional Strategies for the Maintenance & Generalization of Concepts

You can help your students make progress toward independence as you teach them to perform skills in a variety of settings over time. In this lesson, we'll discuss some suggestions for including maintenance and generalization in your instruction.

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