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TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Teaching & Assessing Diverse Learners - Chapter Summary
This chapter identifies the special students you will surely encounter in your efforts to teach reading. These students range from those with special needs, such as those with learning disabilities or autism, to bilingual ESL students. Each of our lessons describes these types of learners and how you can spot them in your future classroom. By the end of the chapter you should be well-prepared for questions on the TExMat Master Reading Teacher exam about:
- Identifying children with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and autism
- Speech and communication disorders
- Teaching ELL students
- Bilingual education
- Dialectical differences
- Response to Intervention tiers and strategies
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Function and purpose of an Individualized Education Plan
Our video lessons can be watched on any mobile device when you're not near a computer. There are practice quizzes with each lesson so that you can quickly confirm your understanding of the material.
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 highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.
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. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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 TExMaT Master Reading Teacher (085): Practice & Study Guide course
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Alphabetic Principles
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Vocabulary & Comprehension Development
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Word Analysis
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Understanding Written Passages
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Comprehension Strategies
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Content Analysis
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Design & Delivery
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Selecting Materials & Resources
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Assessment
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher Flashcards