eBook - This must-have guide provides special education teachers with a solid, workable action plan to manage the classroom and ensure student success. Learn instructional strategies to: Support all students with special needs, including those with more severe disabilities Organize your classroom, materials, and staff and student schedules Plan and assess standards-based lessons, annual IEP's, behavioral interventions, and more Foster parent communication and staff collaboration Packed with real-world examples, free tools to use and share, a list of resources and a helpful glossary.
Supporting teachers in preventing classroom management problems and responding to unwanted behavior when it occursComprehensive Behavior Management: Schoolwide, Classroom, and Individualized Approaches supports teachers in preventing management problems and responding to unwanted behavior when it occurs in classrooms. The text offers a comprehensive presentation of three levels of behavior management strategies: individual, classroom, and schoolwide, all three of which contribute to a positive learning environment. A social learning emphasis in which human behavior is viewed within an ecological framework is integrated throughout the text. Application of this information is supported by a range of pedagogical devices such as vignettes, examples, strategies, and activities to show teachers how to manage behavior effectively. The analysis and applications in this text cover both general education and special education strategies.
Response to intervention (RTI) is improving student outcomes in K - 12 classrooms across the U.S., but how can it best be applied to early childhood settings? Find out in this authoritative handbook, the first complete resource on what we know about using RTI to promote all young children's school and social success. With cutting-edge research from more than 60 of today's leading experts, this foundation resource will be an essential reference for every early childhood administrator, whether program-, district-, or state-level. You'll get a comprehensive primer on RTI, including detailed information on its defining principles and features, its evidence base, specific RTI models, and program-level supports for implementing RTI. Then you'll get research-based knowledge and guidance to help you: implement specific tiered approaches to instruction and intervention; use valid, reliable universal screening and progress monitoring measues, use RTI to enrich literacy and math curriculum and instruction, strengthen school-wide positive behviour supports with an RTI framework; integrate RTI and inclusion to strengthen education for students with disabilities; adapt RTI to meet the needs of young dual language learners; and develop effective professional development to support RTI in early childhood.
Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each individual student. Focusing on students with PMLD aged 14 and over, and addressing their unique needs as they progress towards adult life, the author explains how to create a truly personalized program for each individual that recognizes their right to autonomy whilst also acknowledging their learning difficulties.
eBook - Teaching In Special Education: Managing the Chaos addresses the question-how do special education teachers function in general education settings? The text describes the experiences of special education teachers in diverse settings at a time when federal law and assessment requirements drive educational policy.