Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School: Strategies and Tools That Really Work!

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WestBow Press, Apr 28, 2016 - Education - 296 pages

Have you been searching for help as you try to teach a struggling learner? This is the book you have been looking for! Judi Munday draws from what she has learned in 30 years of teaching exceptional students and shares that practical knowledge with you in Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School: Strategies and Tools that Really Work! This is a highly readable and helpful guide for anyone who teaches a child with learning disabilities or high-functioning autism or Asperger's. Judi has packed it full of easy-to-use instructional strategies and advice about ""what works" - for both parents who homeschool and for teachers who work with students with special needs. Since it is always difficult to find enough time to individualize, Judi makes sure that her teaching recommendations require little extra work or advance planning. She shows you how easy it is to modify or adapt textbooks and instructional materials. You will also learn about evidence-based instructional tools - such as graphic organizers and rubrics. Chapter topics include high-functioning autism/Asperger's and specific learning disabilities, along with a generous supply of specific teaching strategies that apply to them. You can also learn more about effective instruction, assistive technology, and student education plans. Judi has the heart to share her wisdom to educate, encourage, and equip you to be a more effective teacher of your special learner.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Foundations of Instruction
Four Essential Skills in the Learning Process
Storing Information
Choosing and Using Curriculum
Important Elements of Curriculum
Challenges When Choosing Curriculum Reading
Students on the Autism Spectrum
Dyslexia Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
Effective Teaching Practices
Blooms Taxonomy
Graphic Organizers
Assistive Technology
Student Assessment
Using Rubrics

Challenges When Choosing Curriculum Math
Accommodations and Modifications
Students with Special Needs
Writing a Student Education Plan
Seeking Professional Help
Conclusion

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Judi Munday has written a highly readable and informative guide for anyone who teaches a child with special needs. She provides easy-to-use strategies and advice about “what works” to teach struggling learners. Her practical teaching recommendations can be implemented by parents and teachers with little advance planning. In this well organized and valuable resource, Judi explains how to make wise curriculum choices and to modify and adapt instructional materials to ensure they are appropriate for students with language-based learning disabilities and high-functioning autism. She offers an abundance of evidence-based strategies and instructional tools, tips for success, and friendly professional guidance. Judi’s personal experience and wisdom will encourage and support you. If you have been searching for help teaching a struggling learner, this is the book you need!

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