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    How To: Help Your Student With an Auditory Processing Disorder

    How To: Help Your Student With an Auditory Processing Disorder
    What in the world is an auditory processing disorder anyway? Specific Learning Disabilities come in several varieties, but probably the most common is a disorder of auditory processing. Nearly all students with reading disabilities will have their delays rooted in an auditory processing disorder. Auditory processing is not hearing, its what you do with what you hear. h4. Your student ...
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    Dyslexia

    Dyslexia h4. By Definition Any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information. *Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) A difficulty with reading or writing that some people have because they are unable to see words as meaningful shapes or the differences between letters *Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version) ...
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    Emotional Disturbance

    Emotional Disturbance (ED) h4. By Definition Any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant. *WordNet h4. Characteristics The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has identified the following characteristics and behaviors as typical of children with emotional disturbances: * Inappropriate types of behavior under normal ...
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    Helping Slower and Lower Performing Learners

    Helping Slower and Lower Performing Learners
    You may have noticed already that your slower and lower performing learners have been labeled as discipline problems. Often, their behavior has nothing to do with motivation, but rather with their low self-image and low present level of proficiency. They may lack self-discipline or have a short concentration span. You might have experienced their negative attitude towards school and teachers. When ...
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    Summer Learning Through Listening

    Summer Learning Through Listening
    I just read this article on LD Online called Crickets, Books, and Bach: Develop a Summer Listening Program by David Gordon. I know that there are a lot of summer reading programs around but what about the students who have difficulty reading? I’m not saying that we shouldn’t encourage them to read but we can also get them to learn about ...
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    The Best Way to Identify Gifted Students

    The Best Way to Identify Gifted Students
    Two weeks ago, the New York State Department of Education announced that it sought a better way of identifying gifted students in its public schools. The move is intended to help find talented students amongst lower income and minority populations, which are underrepresented in current accelerated classrooms. An interesting conversation on the subject is taking place over at The New York ...
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    How To: Accommodate Students With Writing Disabilities

    How To: Accommodate Students With Writing Disabilities
    Most general education teachers will encounter students with IEPs. The majority of learning disabled students identified have processing problems that affect their reading or comprehension ability. Students with poor reading ability often have poor writing ability as well, since the two skills go hand in hand. Although less frequent, there are learning disabilities specific to writing ability. One, called dysgraphia, ...
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    Meet Teaching's Featured Writers

    Teaching is the premiere internet community where teachers can meet and learn. To help educate American educators, Teaching has partnered with expert teaching professionals, knowledgeable in a wide variety of disciplines, to provide you with the best and most current information for a successful career in teaching. A+ Resumes for Teachers Charles Fox Dina Zeckhausen, PhD Dr. Richard Felder Jill Hare ...
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