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