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Teaching Students Who are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom

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Teaching Students Who are Exceptional, Diverse, and at Risk in the General Education Classroom by Sharon Vaughn
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Based on the belief that even small accommodations make a difference in the success of students with disabilities, this text provides classroom teachers with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies that will empower them to spark learning in every student. From students with disabilities, culturally diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency to economically disadvantaged students this text provides teachers with the tools they need in their diverse classrooms. Revised to reflect the most current research, terminology and teaching practices, the strength of this text continues to be its numerous learning activities and sample lessons addressing both elementary and secondary classrooms. This edition continues its very popular multi- chapter unit on curriculum adaptations with specific strategies and activities for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics. With a new chapter on Response to Intervention and Progress Monitoring and full integration of the RTI framework, and the increase emphasis on middle and secondary students, this text continues its reign as an outstanding resource for all general education teachers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations Ch.1: Special Education and Inclusive Schooling Ch.2: Response to Intervention: Developing Success for All Learners Ch.3: Communicating and Collaborating with Other Professionals and Family Ch. 4: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Ch.5: Managing Student Behavior and Promoting Social Acceptance Part 2: Categorical Differences Ch.6: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Ch.7: Teaching Students with Communication Disorders Ch.8: Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Ch.9: Teaching Students with Autism-Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders Ch.10: Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities Ch.11: Teaching Student with Impairments, Disabilities, or Traumatic Brain Injury Part 3: Teaching Practices Ch.12: Facilitating Reading Ch.13: Facilitating Writing Ch.14: Helping All Students Succeed in Math Part 4: Secondary Instruction Ch.15: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for Middle and High School Students Ch.16: Fostering Strategies for Student Independence

Author Biography

Sharon Vaughn holds the H. E. Hartfelder/Southland Corporation Regents Chair in Human Development and is currently the Director of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning Disabilities and the Co-Editor of Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. She is the recipient of the AERA Special Education SIG distinguished researcher award. She is the author of more than 200 articles and 10 books that address the reading outcomes of students with learning difficulties, learning disabilities and English language learners. She is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on several Institute for Education Sciences, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and Office of Special Education Programs research grants investigating effective interventions for students with learning disabilities and behavior problems as well as students who are English language learners. She can be contacted at: Jeanne Shay Schumm is Professor of Literacy Education at University of Miami. She is currently Professor-in-Residence at the university's Henry S. West Laboratory School where she directs the UM STARS Reading Laboratory. She has edited or co-authored 15 books including Promising Practices for Urban Reading Instruction (International Reading Association) and Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners (Guilford) as well as numerous research articles and book chapters. Her research interests include differentiated reading instruction and teacher education. She can be contacted at
Release date Australia
January 8th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
United States ed of 5th revised ed
colour illustrations, black & white tables, figures
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