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Emphasizing the importance of the general education classroom as the primary learning environment for students who have learning disabilities, this book offers best practices and policies that will enable students with learning disabilities to not only participate but also excel in the general education classroom. Since its first printing in 1994, this book has been one of the most popular publications of the California Department of Education, Special Education Division. The book covers: o Distinguishing learning difficulties from learning disabilities; o General screening strategies for specific learning disabilities (so students can be referred to specialist for further testing); o Specific strategies to improve learning skills such as listening comprehension, attention span, retention and retrieval of material, mathematical reasoning, reading comprehension and more; o Numerous strategies to improve performance skills such as verbal expression, spelling, test taking and more; o Classroom management strategies for the inclusive classroom; o Overview of referral and evaluation procedures; o Components of a successful individualized education programmes (IEPs); o Discussion of program options, service delivery models, and strategies and programs for school sites (such as peer tutoring, service learning and collaborative staff development); o Glossary of Special Education terms; o Agencies, organizations and websites for further research.
|Publication date:||11th April 2006|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs, Primary & middle schools,|
Gilbert Guerin, PhD, is on the staff of the San Jose State University Foundation where he directs teacher preparation and demonstration projects. Previously he held the position of professor of special education and department chair at San Jose State University. He has also held faculty positions in the schools of Education at the University of California at Berkeley, in Educationaly Psychology at California State University, Hayward and in Psychology at Dominican College, San Rafael, California. He was a school psychologist for more than 10 years and holds teaching credentials in elementary education, secondary education, and special education. He is the author ...More About Gilbert Guerin