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Allor, Jill H.; Mathes, Patricia G.; Jones, Francesca G.; Champlin, Tammi M.; Cheatham, Jennifer P. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Jacob, Bart, and Carl are children with intellectual disabilities (ID; i.e., mental retardation) who experience significant difficulty in learning to read. In the past, most research about reading methods for students with ID focused on teaching students to memorize sight words, a method that is clearly effective. Memorization of sight words is…
Descriptors: Phonics, Mental Retardation, Sight Vocabulary, Phonemic Awareness
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Childre, Amy; Sands, Jennifer R.; Pope, Saundra Tanner – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Curriculum design is at the center of developing student ability to construct understanding. Without appropriately designed curriculum, instruction can be ineffective at scaffolding understanding. Often students with disabilities need more explicit instruction or guidance in applying their schema to new information. Thus, instruction must not only…
Descriptors: Memorization, Inclusive Schools, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Rapp, Whitney H. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
Mathematics concepts are most often taught using auditory, sequential instructional methods. Not only are these methods ineffective when used with visual-spatial learners, they may be detrimental to both academic and emotional progress. Ways in which visual-spatial learners process information are explained. One child's story is presented,…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning, Learning Strategies
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Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Ruby, Susan F.; Martella, Ronald C. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2007
Response to Intervention (RTI) provides a challenge for schools to deliver appropriate and scientifically validated reading instruction to all students through a three-tier model. While many educators recognize the need for a strong core-reading program (Tier 1), interventions for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students remain more difficult to implement. We…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading, Reading Programs
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Weisenbach, Jessica L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Learning to write is a complex process that depends on mastering a variety of processes and skills, including how to plan compositions and regulate writing behavior. One approach that has been used successfully to teach both good and poor writers such processes is Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD). With SRSD, students are taught…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Behavior Disorders, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)