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Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities:Research-Based Practices, 2nd Edition

By Libby G. Cohen, Loraine J. Spenciner

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 29, 2008

Table of Contents

Part I    Foundations for Teaching

 

Chapter 1    Preparing to Teach Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities

PREPARING TO TEACH

FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCESS

ENVIRONMENTS WHERE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACERS WORK

 

Chapter 2    Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, and Other Health Impairments

DISABILITY AND THE EFFECTS ON LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

STUDENTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

STUDENTS WITH OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS

 

Chapter 3    Understanding Students with Emotional Disturbance, Mental Retardation, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Objectives

STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

STUDENTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Chapter 4    Partnering with Educators, Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents, and Other Family Members

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS 

WORKING WITH EDUCATORS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS

WORKING WITH PARAPROFESSINALS

WORKING WITH PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 

Part II        How Teachers Teach

 

Chapter 5    Linking Assessment and Instruction

CONTEMPORARY VIEWS OF ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION

ASSESSMENT FOR PLANNING AND MONITORING INSTRUCTION

EVALUATING ACHIEVEMENT

STATE AND FEDERAL MANDATES

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

Chapter 6        Planning and Organizing Instruction

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS     

INDIVIDUALIZING INSTRUCTION

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING INSTRUCTION

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATORS

 

Chapter 7        Methods for Teaching and  Learning

HOW STUDENTS LEARN

METHODS THAT SUPPORT TEACHING AND LEARNING

EMERGING CONCEPTS

 

Chapter 8        Effective Strategies for Teaching  (Libby Cohen with Tan Liang See)

STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT LEARNING

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS THAT MAINTAIN AND FACILITATE LEARNING

USING TECHNOLOGY FOR COLLABORATION AND LEARNING

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

TEACHERS AS PROFESSIONALS

 

Chapter 9        Developing and Enhancing Social Skills

ASSESSING SOCIAL SKILLS

PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTION

RESEARCH-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

CREATING SAFE CLASSROOMS

 

Chapter 10        Promoting Positive Behavior

UNDERSTANDING PROBLEM AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

ASSESSING PROBLEM AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTION

STRENGTHENING SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY CAPACITY

 

Chapter 11        Learning and Study Skills

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

SUPPORTING STUDENTS’ LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS

TAKING NOTES

SKILLS THAT SUPPORT STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION

TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING AND ENHANCING MEMORY

HOMEWORK

USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

 

Part III        Curriculum Areas

 

Chapter 12        Literacy

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING LITERATE

READING DISABILITIES

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

SPECIALIZED STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES

USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT READING

STRATEGIES FOR INVOLVING FAMILIES IN CHILDREN’S READING

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

 

Chapter 13        Written and Spoken Communication

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

WRITING DISABILITIES

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

TEACHING SPELLING

SPOKEN LANGUAGE AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

 

Chapter 14        Mathematics

LEARNING DIFFICULTIES IN MATHEMATICS

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

FUNCTIONAL MATHEMATICS

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

USING TECHNOLOGY: MATHEMATICS TEACHING RESOURCES

 

Chapter 15        Science and Social Studies

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

USING TECHNOLOGY

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

 

Part IV        Promoting Independence

 

Chapter 16        Transition

TRANSITION PROCESS

LINKING ASSESSMENT WITH INSTRUCTION

TYPES OF TRANSITION ACTIVITIES

TRANSITION SERVICES

SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-ADVOCACY, AND PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING

USING TECHNOLOGY

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CONSIDERING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES

 

Special Features

 

Research to Practice

 

Instructional Consultation Teams and Referral to Special Education Services

Large-Scale and High-Stakes Assessment

Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

Teaching Methods and Specific Content Focus

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Teaching Social Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities and Behavior Problems

The Bullying Prevention Program

Dropout Prevention

 

Thinking About Technological Literacy 

What Does the Research Say About Tracking Students in Mathematics?

Role Models and Mentors

Mnemonics

Thinking About Youth with Disabilities

 

Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives

A Wealth of Classroom Experiences and Expectations

English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities

Cultural Identity

Community Partnerships

Using Appropriate Assessment Practices    

Physical, Social, and Learning Environments

Research-Based Teaching Methods and Latino Students

Familiarity, Dissonance, or Disability?

Creating Culturally Relevant Educational Experiences    

Meet Raasfa

World of Science

Four Approaches

Modified Paired Storytelling Strategy

Reaching Out to Latinos