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Ch 27: MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs

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Complete the lessons of this chapter to prepare for questions on the MTTC Reading exam about the ways of adapting your instruction to teach reading skills to students with special needs.

MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help you study the processes and strategies of differentiated instruction for children with developmental delays or different cultural backgrounds. Follow along with our professional instructors to review the use of Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT). Following these lessons you should have a better understanding of:

  • Differentiated instruction
  • The use of wait time in classrooms
  • The major IEP components
  • Characteristics of developmental, cognitive and social delays
  • Theories, research and strategies of CRT

These lesson videos can be viewed on your computer or mobile devices. Alternatively, you may read the lesson transcripts that present written overviews of the lessons and highlight some of the key terms of the lessons. After you finish each lesson, be sure to take the accompanying lesson quiz to measure your understanding of the material. If you find any topics you don't understand, be sure to return to the respective segments with the video tags to improve your understanding of the material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs
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Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

1. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Using Wait Time in the Classroom

2. Using Wait Time in the Classroom

During class discussion, is the pause between the teacher's question and the student's response important? It is, and the pause between the student's response and the teacher's reaction is also important. In this lesson, we define and discuss both types of wait time and how they can be used to optimize students' learning.

Educating Students with Special Needs

3. 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.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

4. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

5. 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.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

6. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

7. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Teaching Readers with Special Needs

8. Teaching Readers with Special Needs

Reading is one of the most critical life skills for a child to learn. Children with special needs often have challenges that make it more difficult for them to read. In this lesson we will discuss some evidence-based strategies for teaching readers with special needs.

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