What Really Works With Exceptional Learners Book

What Really Works With Exceptional Learners


  • Author : Wendy W. Murawski
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506363509

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners Excerpt :

Your desk reference for success with exceptional students As education trends promote the inclusion of students with special needs, this book is the perfect resource for teachers and administrators who need to know what works…and what doesn’t. With personal experiences, references, and reproducibles, this book identifies evidence-based practices in an easy-access format. The editors and authors examine how special educational needs affect: Content areas like reading and math Specialization areas like autism and learning disabilities Pedagogical areas like culturally responsive practices and accommodations Other critical areas like legal issues, behavior challenges, and home-school collaboration

Exceptional Learners Book

Exceptional Learners


  • Author : Daniel P. Hallahan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-03-16
  • Genre: Special education
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 020553385X

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Exceptional Learners Excerpt :

Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education is a research-based general approach to the characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. This book emphasizes classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. It features Canadian research, policies, and practices, information on how to access provincial/territorial and federal websites, networks and organizations relating to exceptionalities in Canada.

Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today   s Classroom Book

Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today s Classroom


  • Author : Emily Kircher-Morris
  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631984860

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Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today s Classroom Excerpt :

Recognize and support twice-exceptional (2e) learners to help them succeed in school—and beyond. Twice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. Even as awareness of 2e learners has grown, educators are still in need of practical tools to recognize and support their twice-exceptional students. This book answers that need, providing teachers with accessible information about twice-exceptional diagnoses and suggested accommodations, modifications, and collaboration with other educational professionals. Dedicated to the needs of all 2e learners, the first part of the book covers identifying and understanding 2e students, strength-based instruction, motivation and self-regulation, and executive functioning skills. The second part details how gifted students are affected by another diagnosis, including: Specific learning disabilities ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Processing difficulties Anxiety-based diagnoses Depression and other mood disorders This book equips educators with information that will make it easier for them to advocate for their 2e students, including what they need to know about the individualized education plan (IEP) and Section 504 plan process. Special topics, such as gifted students with physical disabilities, students experiencing trauma, and gifted learners from diverse backgrounds, are also included. With Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom, educators can better identify, support, and meet the needs of their 2e students.

Understanding Twice Exceptional Learners Book

Understanding Twice Exceptional Learners


  • Author : C. Matthew Fugate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000490220

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Understanding Twice Exceptional Learners Excerpt :

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners offers an in-depth look at the needs and lived experiences of students who are twice-exceptional. This book: Includes detailed examinations of co-occurring disabilities commonly found in twice-exceptional populations. Features studies of ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, OCD, and more. Bridges the divide between research about and practical strategies for teaching gifted students with learning challenges. Is Ideal for university teacher preparation courses and graduate programs. Provides strength-based strategies that focus on students' unique gifts and talents. Each chapter includes a comprehensive literature review, suggested interventions, resources for further exploration, and vignettes that highlight experiences of twice-exceptional students and the behaviors and needs that practitioners might commonly see in the classroom.

Social Skills  Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners Book

Social Skills Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners


  • Author : Wendy Ashcroft
  • Publisher : National Professional Resources Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938539008

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Social Skills Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners Excerpt :

In every category of exceptional learners, there are some learners who struggle with social skills. This guide provides PreK – 5th grade teachers with evidence-based, practical, teacher-friendly, strategies for helping children with special needs build social skills. Written by experienced classroom teachers, this guide recommends interventions for strengthening important social skills, including communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills. It includes Tier 1 interventions for educators to use in the context of ongoing academic instruction, Tier 2 strategies for short periods of small group instruction, and Tier 3 interventions for intensive instruction or support. Each of the interventions listed are broken down into four parts: structure, teach, rehearse, and reinforce. These ready-to-use strategies will help classroom teachers promote social competence in diverse learners.

Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners Book

Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners


  • Author : Lee Ann Jung
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452269429

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Grading Exceptional and Struggling Learners Excerpt :

A powerful model for helping struggling students succeed How can you ensure that you are grading your exceptional students fairly? Teachers receive very little guidance for grading students with disabilities, English learners, and those receiving services through a response-to-intervention (RTI) process. This practitioner-friendly book provides an effective framework for assigning grades that are accurate, meaningful, and legally defensible. The authors’ easy-to-follow, five-step standards-based inclusive grading model helps teachers: Determine appropriate expectations for each student Understand the differences between accommodations and modifications Grade based on modified expectations Communicate the meaning of grades to students and their families

Stories from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency Book

Stories from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency


  • Author : Katarina Mentzelopoulos
  • Publisher : Channel View Publications
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800414341

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Stories from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency Excerpt :

It is generally understood that most language learners beyond a certain age are unlikely to ever reach nativelike proficiency in their second language. However, there exists a unique population of gifted adult learners who do triumph against all odds and achieve nativelike proficiency, and their learning experiences have thus far remained a largely untapped gold mine. The companion to Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency, this volume presents the autobiographical learning stories of 30 such exceptional individuals, opening a narrative window into their learning experiences. This rich corpus of success stories reveals the many steps of these language learning journeys and the learners’ pathways to success. A fascinating and readable collection of personal stories, this volume will be of interest to non-specialist language learners as a motivational primer for their own studies as well as researchers working in language learning psychology, who will find the unique database of learner narratives a useful tool for future research.

Twice Exceptional Book

Twice Exceptional


  • Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190645472

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Twice Exceptional Excerpt :

In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.

Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency Book

Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency


  • Author : Zoltán Dörnyei
  • Publisher : Channel View Publications
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800412477

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Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency Excerpt :

How do some language learners triumph against all odds, despite not having obvious heritage links or spending extended periods of time in the L2 environment pre-adulthood? This book delves into the autobiographical stories of learners who achieve nativelike proficiency, opening a narrative window into their experiences and offering insights into their pathways to success. The in-depth analysis ties together a wide range of potentially relevant topics, from motivational vision and international posture to issues of identity, endurance and even musical ability, among other themes. The authors explore whether these successes can be repeated by others and the book will be of use to language teachers interested in learner motivation and the antecedents to high-level ultimate attainment. The book will also be of great interest to researchers working in the areas of language learner psychology, especially in topics concerning language learning motivation, identity and narrative inquiry.

English Language Learners  Book

English Language Learners


  • Author : Janette Klingner
  • Publisher : Council For Exceptional Children
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865864788

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English Language Learners Excerpt :

This unique guide for special education teachers, teachers of English language learners, and other practitioners provides the foundational information needed to determine whether the language difficulties experienced by English language learners (ELLs) result from the processes and stages of learning a second language or from a learning disability (LD). The book addresses the following critical factors in detail: determining whether an ELL's struggles with reading in English are due to LD or language acquisition; characteristics of language acquisition that can mirror LD; different types of ELLS and why these differences are important; considering a student's "opportunity to learn" when determining whether he or she may have LD; common misconceptions and realities about ELLs and the second language acquisition process; ways that learning to read in English as a second or additional language differ from learning to read English as a first language, and how the differences can be confusing for ELLs; how schools can establish structure to facilitate the process of distinguishing between language acquisition and LD; how families are involved in the process; guidelines for determining which ELLs should be referred for evaluation; and what it means to use an ecological framework to determine whether ELLs have LD.

Special Education Book

Special Education


  • Author : James M. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Special education
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 0415792304

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Special Education: What It Is and Why We Need It provides a thorough examination of the basic concept of special education, a discussion of specific exceptionalities, and constructive responses to common criticisms of special education. Whether you¿re a teacher, school administrator, teacher-educator, or simply interested in the topic, you will learn just what special education is, who gets it or who should get it, and why it is necessary. The second edition of this brief yet powerful primer will help you build the foundation of a realistic, rational view of the basic assumptions and knowledge on which special education rests.

Handbook of Special Education Book

Handbook of Special Education


  • Author : James M. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 942
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315517681

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Handbook of Special Education Excerpt :

The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools Book

Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools


  • Author : Nancy L. Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Pearson Education Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-03-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133345971

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Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools Excerpt :

This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book. Now in its fourth edition, Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools is an outstanding introduction to inclusive education in Canada. In keeping with Canada’s commitment to inclusive education, this text examines positive ways of including children of all needs and abilities in the regular classroom. Author and educator, Nancy Hutchinson draws on her extensive experience educating students to help shape the skills and strategies future teachers need to create an inclusive classroom by individualizing learning for each student regardless of their exceptionality. The fourth edition is updated to include new information on legislation and provides new strategies for differentiating learning for Aboriginal students; culturally diverse students; English language learners; and students at risk for a variety of reasons, including poverty, abuse, and divorce. It provides teacher candidates with instructional approaches, approaches using universal design for learning, and differentiating assessment using examples from a range of grades, exceptionalities, and teaching subjects. Note: MyEducationLab is not included with the purchase of this product.

Exploring Gifted Education Book

Exploring Gifted Education


  • Author : Jennifer L. Jolly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351227681

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Exploring Gifted Education Excerpt :

Exploring Gifted Education focusses on the most fundamental and pressing topics in gifted education from across Australian and New Zealand contexts and gives particular attention to evidence-based practices and research findings. The wide variety of topics presented include: identification of gifted learners, creativity, twice-exceptional learners, affective considerations, teaching the gifted, curriculum considerations, programs and services, STEM, early childhood learners, rural and remote contexts, and parents of gifted learners. Each chapter provides guiding questions and key ideas to help orient the reader, and discussion questions synthesise the chapter’s concepts at the conclusion. The first book of its kind to synthesise research-based findings in gifted education from across New Zealand and Australia, it is an essential reference tool for researchers and a key text for courses in gifted education. Practitioners and parents will also find the assembled research illuminating and informative in understanding and addressing the needs of gifted learners.

Twice Exceptional Gifted Children Book

Twice Exceptional Gifted Children


  • Author : Beverly A. Trail
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-03-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000540529

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Twice Exceptional Gifted Children Excerpt :

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children, Second Edition provides informed recommendations for improving screening, identification, and services for gifted students with disabilities. This essential resource equips educators with an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and support their weaknesses, and educational strategies to help them succeed in school and beyond. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest research and advances in the field, the Second Edition includes new content outlining the positive and negative impacts of Response to Intervention (RtI) on twice-exceptional learners and recommends comprehensive assessments to identify their strengths and challenges, determine significant discrepancies in abilities, and evaluate any impacts on their learning and academic performance. This new edition also includes revised recommendations for screening and identifying twice-exceptional students, critical insights for understanding and supporting mental health issues, and updated analysis from the DSM-5 for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, and ADHD. Ideal for teachers, coaches, and administrators looking to better understand their most talented learners, the fresh strategies, updated definitions, and comprehensive assessments included in this book will ensure that twice-exceptional gifted students don’t just survive in the classroom, but thrive.