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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.
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