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Teaching Diverse Learners - Chapter Summary
Through this chapter's lessons, you can review information on types of special needs children and the laws and regulations regarding their education. Our instructors discuss special needs including dyslexia, speech problems and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. You'll get refresher tips on teaching children who are learning English. Other lessons go over topics including teaching theories, research and strategies. After completing these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Define special needs
- Identify students with learning disorders
- Describe instructional strategies for children with communication disorders
- List issues with teaching English language learners to read
- Understand tiers and strategies in Response to Intervention
- Examine theory and strategies in culturally responsive teaching
- State the purpose and goals of individualized education plans
These lessons will aid you in reviewing teaching strategies and theories for use in the classroom. Our lessons can be viewed from any location with internet access on a computer or mobile device. If, after watching the videos and completing the quizzes, you still have questions, it's no problem to contact the instructor.
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. What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law
There are laws that protect individuals with special needs. This lesson will define special needs, identify the types of special needs and the laws that protect the individuals.
3. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability
Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.
4. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
5. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders
In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.
6. Autistic Speech Patterns: Definition, Types & Examples
Communication or speech patterns are important diagnostic features in autism. This lesson will explore communication impairments by identifying abnormal speech patterns, defining related terminology and giving appropriate examples.
7. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors
In this lesson, we will discuss the seven levels of articulation therapy, using F and T as the primary examples of the sounds that students have difficulty articulating.
8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD
This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.
9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
10. Teaching ELL Students to Read
There has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson will highlight ways in which to teach ELLs to become successful readers. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about teaching ELLs to read.
11. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education
Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.
12. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
13. Second Language Acquisition in Children
This lesson explains the stages passed through on the road toward second language acquisition. It specifically focuses on children who are considered sequential second language learners.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
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Other chapters within the GACE Reading: Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Learning Theories
- Child Language Development
- Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
- Reading Strategies & Instruction
- Word-Learning Strategies
- Teaching Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- The Reading & Writing Connection
- Content Analysis Through Reading
- Making Connections While Reading
- Materials for Reading Instruction
- Classroom Environment for Literacy Instruction
- Teacher & Parent Involvement in Student Learning
- Student Assessments & Evaluations
- Teaching with Technology
- Using Data & Monitoring in Reading Instruction