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Promoting Written Expression for Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary
Gain full comprehension of ways to promote written expression in students with learning disabilities by exploring our fun lessons. Developed by expert instructors, these lessons closely examine dysgraphia, how to teach writing and paragraph writing, the writing process for students with learning disabilities and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between apraxia and dyspraxia
- List and discuss strategies for teaching sentence structure
- Share methods for teaching organizational writing techniques and how students can revise and edit their work
- Discuss the basics of fine and gross motor skill instruction for students with learning disabilities
- Detail strategies for teaching writing to English language learners
- Describe accommodations teachers can provide to help ELL students excel in writing
- Explain different types of assistive technology educators can use to help students enhance their writing skills
- Provide strategies for selecting writing development assessments for students
Tailor your study of this chapter based on your specific study goals and personal schedule. Chapter flexibility enables you to select lessons to review and visit as often as you'd like, while around-the-clock access lets you study anytime. Our subject-matter experts can answer any questions you have about topics covered in the lessons. Be sure to use our mini quizzes and practice exam to test your knowledge of ways to promote written expression for students with learning disabilities before taking your test.
1. What Is Dysgraphia? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition
Dysgraphia is a type of learning disability that affects your ability to write. Learn more about the causes of dysgraphia, its symptoms, and how it is treated in this lesson.
2. Dyspraxia vs. Apraxia
Do dyspraxia and apraxia confuse you? Do you know how you might help your student with either disability fit in your classroom? Today, we'll explore what these terms mean.
3. How to Teach Writing
This lesson will focus on ways to teach students the writing process and will provide engaging ways to teach steps of the writing process and organize ideas while writing.
4. Strategies for Teaching Sentence Structure
Teaching sentence structure is not usually seen as an enjoyable learning concept. This lesson outlines some creative strategies for teaching different aspects of building sentences.
5. Teaching Paragraph Writing
Using published paragraphs as models in class can help students write stronger paragraphs through an examination of how authors utilize focus, organization, and evidence.
6. How to Teach Organizational Techniques for Writing
Organizing a piece of writing is one of the most challenging aspects of becoming an independent writer. This lesson will help you learn how to teach the organization of writing.
7. Teaching Students to Revise & Edit Their Work
Revision and editing are critical steps in the writing process. What's a good way to teach students how to revise and edit? This lesson will offer some dynamic methods of instructing revision and editing. Read on and learn.
8. Fine & Gross Motor Skill Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
In this lesson, we will differentiate between fine and gross motor skills and identify ways teachers can help students with learning disabilities develop these skills to assist with their writing and other classroom activities.
9. 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.
10. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners
When you think of teaching writing to English language learners, do you draw a blank on how to support the process? This lesson gives you practical tips and ideas for activities to use in the classroom.
11. Accommodations for ELL Students in Writing
In this lesson, teachers will learn about some specific accommodations that they can provide for English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classroom. These accommodations will help ELL students acquire the necessary language skills to successfully produce written work in English.
12. Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom
This lesson looks at assistive technology for writing in the classroom that is worth writing about. Explore assistive technology for students needing support for writing composition, fine motor handwriting skills, and/or other areas of need.
13. Selecting Writing Development Assessments for Students
Teachers need to use assessments in order to design writing instruction to meet all students' needs. This lesson describes writing assessments and shows how to design a writing assessment for students of all grade and ability levels.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Learning Disabilities (063): Practice & Study Guide course
- Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Across the Lifespan
- Factors Affecting Development & Learning
- Language Disorders
- Perceptual, Memory & Reasoning Disorders
- Behavioral, Social & Emotional Disorders
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in Special Education
- Assessment Procedures in Special Education
- Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education
- IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans
- Setting & Monitoring Student Goals
- Learning Environments in Special Education
- Fundamentals of Classroom Management
- Individualizing Instruction for Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Language Development
- Promoting Emergent Literacy
- Promoting Reading Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Social Competence in Special Education
- Promoting Functional Living Skills in Special Education
- Developing & Implementing Behavioral Interventions
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Special Education Professional
- Communication & Collaboration in Special Education
- Historical, Social & Legal Issues in Special Education
- Professional Development in Special Education
- MTTC Learning Disabilities Flashcards