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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Contents

A StrengthBased Approach
3
A Specialized Method for Specialized Learners
17
Setting the Stage for Learning
29
Acquiring a SightWord Vocabulary Implementing the Match
37
SignAssisted Literacy
53
We Have Words Now What Do We Do with Them?
59
Words Working from the Whole to the Parts
103
References
169
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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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