Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs

How to Move Beyond Disability Labels in the Classroom

By: Toby Karten

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Code: 117023

ISBN: 9781760563097

No of Pages: 158

Publish Date: 27 November 2017

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As a must-have reference for busy teachers with little special education training, this book supplies classroom-tested instructional strategies that address the characteristics of and challenges faced by students with special needs. Dozens of differentiated strategies target teachers’ anxieties and provide responsive interventions that can be used to address specifics of IEPs and learning plans. 

With Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, special education expert Toby Karten focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in F–12 environments. She offers valuable advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes.

By highlighting more than a dozen disability labels, this resource walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels. Included are details relevant to each disability:

  • Possible Causes
  • Characteristics and Strengths
  • Classroom Implications
  • Inclusion Strategies

Typical instruction needs to match the diversity of atypical learners, without viewing any disability as a barrier that impedes student achievement. Teachers must not only learn how to differentiate their approach and target specific student strengths but also maintain a positive attitude and belief that all students are capable of achieving self-efficacy.

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SKU 117023
Price A$39.95
ISBN 9781760563097
Publish date 2017-11-27 00:00:00
Partner ID 1015
Partner Name ASCD
Key Learning Area Cross-Curricular