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Ch 5: Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to improve your understanding of how to accommodate your instruction to fit the needs of students with different learning disabilities. This knowledge will not only help you teach your students with learning disabilities but also help you create a positive learning environment in your classroom.

Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our professional instructors will explain some of the ways you can help students with learning disabilities improve their academic performance. Some of the different strategies they will explain in this chapter include:

  • Reinforcing receptive language processing
  • Using direct instruction for students with phonological processing disorders
  • Improving reading skills with direct instruction
  • Helping students learn other content areas while improving reading skills
  • Building connections between ideas and words using frameworks of language
  • Making connections between features of language and spelling
  • Teaching the major steps of the writing process
  • Different strategies for teaching math

After working through these lessons, test your understanding of the material by taking the lesson quizzes to find your areas of weakness or misunderstanding. To improve your understanding of these topics, use the video tags to return to and study the parts of the lessons that explained them.

How It Helps

  • Reviews useful skills: This chapter will review ways you can work with students with various learning disabilities.
  • Refreshes your knowledge: In these lessons you will review the different effects of various learning disabilities.
  • Improves learning atmosphere: Use the information presented in these lessons to help students with learning disabilities and create a positive learning atmosphere.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand issues faced by students with learning disabilities
  • Reinforce receptive language processing
  • Help students with phonological processing and reading disorders
  • Improve students' abilities making connections between ideas and words
  • Use strategies to improve spelling skills of students with learning disabilities
  • Teach students with learning disabilities the steps of the writings process
  • Help students with learning disabilities improve their math skills

11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Students with Learning Disabilities

1. Students with Learning Disabilities

Working with students who have learning disabilities requires a unique awareness along with special accommodations. This lesson explores the issues faced by learning disabled students.

Reinforcing Receptive Language Processing in the Classroom

2. Reinforcing Receptive Language Processing in the Classroom

In this lesson you will learn about receptive language processing, including what it is and what methods you can use to reinforce it in a classroom setting.

Teaching Students with Phonological Processing Disorders

3. Teaching Students with Phonological Processing Disorders

Phonological processing disorder occurs when a person has difficulty processing certain sounds. This lesson reviews phonological processing disorder, what to expect and how to accommodate it in the classroom.

Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

4. 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.

Helping Special Education Students Learn Through Reading

5. Helping Special Education Students Learn Through Reading

Learning to read can make a huge difference in the acquisition of new knowledge. In this lesson, you will develop some strategies for helping students with disabilities continue their learning through reading.

Teaching Strategies for Students with Expressive Language Disorders

6. Teaching Strategies for Students with Expressive Language Disorders

Expressive language disorder occurs when a person is unable to express him or herself using spoken language. Students with this disorder have special needs. When you are able to meet their needs, the learning environment is enriched for everyone.

Teaching Spelling to Students with Learning Disabilities

7. Teaching Spelling to Students with Learning Disabilities

Spelling can be tough for students with learning disabilities. This lesson explores difficulties that may arise among students with learning disabilities who are learning to spell and identifies strategies teachers can use to help them succeed.

The Writing Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

8. 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

9. 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.

Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

10. Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

When teaching a student with dyscalculia, remember that there are simple strategies to help the student learn and grow. Here is a list of some things you can try in your classroom today.

Teaching Children with Global Developmental Delay

11. Teaching Children with Global Developmental Delay

As a classroom teacher, you will have students with many different needs and diagnoses. It is important to be prepared with a basic understanding of some of the more common disability labels. In this lesson, you will learn some basic principles to use in teaching students with global developmental delay.

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