Literacy Skill Development for Students with Special Learning Needs: A Strengths-based Approach

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National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing, 2007 - 181 pages
This valuable resource provides a methodology that focuses on visual learning, and is especially significant for those students having difficulty learning to read through a traditional auditory, sound-based approach. In addition, this book -Includes explicit direction for the instructional steps to be taken and the kinds of visual materials that can be created and used to build skills -Packed with strength-based strategies and reinforcement activities for the development/acquisition of literacy skills -Designed for students with special learning needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Down Syndrome -Embraces the basic tenets of Universal Design for Learning.

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A StrengthBased Approach
A Specialized Method for Specialized Learners
Setting the Stage for Learning
Acquiring a SightWord Vocabulary Implementing the Match
SignAssisted Literacy
We Have Words Now What Do We Do with Them?
Words Working from the Whole to the Parts

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Page 171 - Rief, SF & Heimburge, JA (1996). How to reach & teach all students in the inclusive classroom: Ready-to-use strategies, lessons, and activities for teaching students with learning needs. West Nyack, NY: Center for Applied Research in Education.
Page 171 - Shinn, M. (1989). Curriculum-based measurement: Assessing special children. New York: Guilford Press.

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