Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 13 describes the following: Title | Teaching Expressive Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis Authors | Gersten, R., & Baker, S. Source | Elementary School Journal, 97(5), 475-500. Year Published | 2001 Abstract Presents results of a meta-analysis of 13 studies published during the period 1963-1997 concerning writing interventions for students with learning disabilities. All examined studies … [Read more...]

How Reading Outcomes of Students with Disabilities Are Related to Instructional Grouping Formats: A Meta-Analytic Review

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 15 describes the following: Title | How Reading Outcomes of Students with Disabilities Are Related to Instructional Grouping Formats: A Meta-Analytic Review Authors | Elbaum, B., Vaughn , S., Hughes, M.T. , Moody, S.W., & Schumm , J.S. Source | In R. Gersten, E.P. Schiller, & S. Vaughn (Eds.), Contemporary special education research: Syntheses of the knowledge base on critical instruction issues (pp.105-135). … [Read more...]

Response To Intervention (RTI)

Updated August 2012 | Links checked May 2013 Response to intervention—hereafter referred to as RTI—is a recent addition to our nation's special education law and our nation's schools. RTI is a process that schools can use to help children who are struggling academically or behaviorally. One of its underlying premises is the possibility that a child's struggles may be due to inadequacies in instruction or in the curriculum either in use at the … [Read more...]

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education With Special Thanks To... NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities nrcld@ku.edu • http://nrcld.org/ __________________________ April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements … [Read more...]

Module 11: Identification of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education April 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 11 looks closely at the process by which schools identify that a child has a specific learning disability (LD). While all of the requirements discussed in Modules 9 and 10 also apply to evaluating a child for the presence of LD, there are many additional requirements … [Read more...]

Effective reading interventions for students with LD

Many a teacher, parent, and student with learning disabilities will want to visit this LDonline page. http://www.ldonline.org/article/33084 … [Read more...]

WWC reports focus on multisensory programs for students with LD

The What Works Clearinghouse offersd Intervention Reports that review the research on Orton-Gillingham-based programs for students with learning disabilities.http://tinyurl.com/3a29fgl  … [Read more...]

Parent toolkit: IEP basics for parents of students with learning disabilities

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of a quality education for every child enrolled in special education. As a parent, you’re encouraged to collaborate with your child’s school to develop an IEP tailored to your child’s specific needs and goals and to monitor and measure your child’s progress over time. From the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Posted April 2011)http://www.ncld.org/publications-a-more/parent-advocacy-guides/parent-toolkit-ieps-for-students-with-learning-disabilities- … [Read more...]

Early signs of a learning disability

Children who may have a disability often exhibit signs that their development is not typical at a very early age. The presence of significant delays in specific areas of development, when other skills are age appropriate, could indicate that a child has a learning disability. This resource page at the Learning Disabilities Association of America will connect you with helpful resources to help you understand the early signs of learning disabilities, … [Read more...]

Academic accommodations for students with learning disabilities

Understanding the implications of learning disabilities, preparing to teach students with diverse characteristics, and learning to accommodate students with learning disabilities are essential for faculty and staff to provide academic and career opportunities for these students that are equivalent to those provided to their non disabled peers. This resource from DO-IT discusses the learning characteristics of those with LD, and provides guidance on … [Read more...]

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