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Strategies & Tools for Special Education Teachers - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter offers a comprehensive overview of important strategies and tools used by special education teachers. Closely examine bite-sized lessons that provide in-depth analyses of evidence-based practice for autism, factors related to student academic progress, assistive technology for disabled students and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- Describe strategies for educating students who have special needs
- Discuss evidence-based practice and the use of universal design in special education
- Explain the selection and implementation of supplementary and functional curriculum
- List teaching strategies for students who have ADHD and emotional and behavioral disorders
- Identify and describe various study skills for students who have learning disabilities
- Share strategies for teaching organizational skills to learning-disabled students
Navigate the lessons in any sequence you desire, and visit them as often as needed to boost your knowledge of the strategies and tools for special education teachers covered in this chapter. If you develop questions while reviewing the lessons, feel free to send them to our experts using the Dashboard. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can assess your comprehension of the lessons. All resources in this chapter are available 24/7 and can be accessed using any computer or mobile device.
1. 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.
2. Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
Evidence-based practice in public education is not just a good idea--it's required by law! There is no need for teachers to rely solely on their own ideas when we have a foundation of proven strategies that work in the classroom. Let's explore!
3. Use of Universal Design in Special Education
Universal design strives to meet the unique needs of many different types of students. This lesson will discuss the use of universal design in special education and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
4. Supplementary & Functional Curriculum: Selection & Implementation
Students with disabilities may benefit from adaptations to the traditional curricula. This lesson will discuss the selection and implementation of supplementary and functional curriculum in special education.
5. Teaching Strategies for Students with ADHD
Are you struggling to keep your students with ADHD engaged, organized, and on task? Here are five strategies you can try to help these students succeed in the classroom.
6. Teaching Strategies for Students with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
It can be challenging for a teacher to manage students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD). In this lesson, we will discuss some teaching strategies for teaching EBD students.
7. Evidence-Based Practice for Autism
In this lesson, you will learn about autism and signs and symptoms associated with it. We will also discuss different scientifically-proven methods that have been shown to help children with autism.
8. Study Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
Study skills are instrumental in the success of students with learning disabilities. The more we can help them develop skills in note taking, organization, test taking, and memory, the more they will thrive. In this lesson, we will explore study skills strategies that you can teach your students with learning disabilities.
9. Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with visual and temporal awareness in ways that lead to poor organization. Part of helping these students succeed as learners and people is teaching them strategies for organizing their work and schedules. This lesson will provide strategies for teaching organizational skills to students with learning disabilities.
10. Factors Related to Student Academic Progress
How a student performs in school can be impacted by many factors. This lesson defines academic progress and identifies factors related to student success such as family involvement and student motivation.
11. Instructional Design & Technology Implementation
This lesson gives you an inside look into instructional design, the process you take - knowingly or unknowingly - when you introduce new material to your students. In particular, you'll learn processes for incorporating technology into the learning environment.
12. Assistive Technology for Disabled Students
Assistive technology gives disabled students the tools they need to thrive in the classroom. This lesson explores some common examples of assistive technology.
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Other chapters within the GACE Special Education General Curriculum (581): Practice & Study Guide course
- Instructional Strategies Overview
- Teaching Strategies for Different Learning Styles
- Adapting the Classroom for Different Learning Styles
- The Learning Environment & Student Health
- Human Development & Disability Identification & Impact
- Major Student Disability Categories
- Individualized Education Plans & Special Education
- Transition Services & Planning
- Types of Assessment & Special Education Classrooms
- Special Education Rules & Legislation
- Teacher Responsibilities & Communication in SPED
- GACE Special Education General Curriculum Flashcards