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  1. Dyslexia and Neuroscience: The Geschwind-Galaburda Hypothesis 30 Years Later
    $79.95
    Thirty years ago, the groundbreaking Geschwind-Galaburda hypothesis defined the field of dyslexia, revealing and analyzing the complex associations among brain development, hormones, immune activity, and brain lateralization. This important volume revisits the hypothesis three decades later and explores key questions: What have we learned since then, and what still needs to be investigated? Based on presentations from the 2016 Extraordinary Brain Symposium—and co-edited by one of the authors of the original hypothesis—this book synthesizes current dyslexia findings from more than 30 top researchers and practitioners. The contributors share diverse perspectives, concerns, challenges, and solutions, with brief jargon-free summaries at the beginning of each chapter to make the book accessible to a wider audience. Each chapter also points to research gaps and remaining questions to help shape future innovations from the next generation of researchers. A landmark addition to the literature on dyslexia and neuroscience, this forward-thinking volume should be on the shelf of every researcher and graduate student whose work focuses on neuroscience and dyslexia. EXPLORE CURRENT FINDINGS ON •the clinical and sociological aspects of dyslexia •early atypical brain development in developmental dyslexia •reading in children with developmental disorders •brain asymmetries and sex differences in developmental dyslexia •sex differences in cognition and learning •intergenerational transmission of reading and reading brain networks •animal models of early neural disruption •the genetic factors that underlie handedness and left hemisphere language dominance •the genetics of specific reading disability •and more essential dyslexia topics With contributions by David UrionJohn L.R. RubensteinGeert J. de VriesThomas G. O’ConnorTuong-Vi NguyenMargaret M. McCarthyFranck RamusEileen LudersDavid S. HongR. Holly FitchLaurie CuttingElena GrigorenkoSebastian Ocklenburg Silvia ParacchiniSergey Kornilov Heidi FeldmanNicole Landiand more Learn More
  2. Behavior Support for Students with ASD: Practical Help for 10 Common Challenges
    $34.95
    When students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in challenging behavior, how can teachers best respond? This practical guidebook shows you how to address ten of the most common classroom behavior challenges—from following directions to handling transitions—with skill, insight, and compassion.You'll start with an in-depth overview of the characteristics your students with ASD may have, plus foundational guidance on using functional behavior assessment (FBA) and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to address challenging behaviors. Then, for each of the ten behaviors, you'll get a dedicated chapter on how to •Understand your students. Learn more about the academic, social, cognitive, and physical challenges that may contribute to each behavior. •Assess their behavior. You'll get an easy-to-use FBA checklist for assessing the function of each specific challenging behavior, along with classroom examples and helpful tips for accurately assessing items on the checklists. •Support positive behavior. You'll discover how to use research-based strategies to help students develop more adaptive behaviors. Vignettes and sample intervention plans show you how to translate assessment into effective supports tailored to each student's needs. A must for all teachers of students in Grades K—12, this reader-friendly guide will help you support students with ASD, resolve or reduce behavior challenges, and strengthen academic and social-emotional outcomes for every learner. PRACTICAL MATERIALS: 10 FBA checklists, plus detailed guidelines, vignettes, and sample intervention plans. HELP STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH: 1.Following directions 2.Engaging during group instruction 3.Working independently 4.Repetitive behaviors 5.Aggressive behaviors 6.Working with partners and groups 7.Attempting unfamiliar or difficult tasks 8.Engaging in nonpreferred tasks 9.Transitions 10.Shouting out Learn More
  3. The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data
    $39.95
    Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students' progress. You'll discover proven, stress-free data collection techniques used by real teachers, with strategies and shortcuts developed through the author's extensive teaching and consulting work. You'll also get first-person classroom examples, quizzes, definitions of key terms, and a complete package of reproducible forms and tools. An essential resource for special educators, general educators, and paraprofessionals, this toolkit will help you become a "classroom detective" who collects the right data, analyzes it skillfully, and uses it to solve each student's challenges.DISCOVER HOW TO •master the basic steps of effective data collection •design a creative data collection process custom-tailored to your needs •record and graph your students' academic, behavioral, and IEP data •expertly manage your time and paperwork while collecting all the data you need •use data collection strategies to systematically address specific questions and problems •select appropriate methods for monitoring progress•analyze data for trends and patterns •make data-driven decisions that enhance student achievement PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Record and analyze your classroom data with a complete package of ready-to-use, reproducible forms and tools! Includes Quick-Graph forms that make it easy to record data and graph trends on the same form; data sheets and graphs; tip sheets; and handouts and organizational tools.Includes more than 40 forms and tools! •Quick-Graphs for recording and analyzing data on one form •Data sheets and graphs for academic, behavioral, and IEP data •Organizational tools for establishing a data collection system •Handouts for building your data collection notebook Learn More
  4. Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services
    $29.95
    If you're a special educator or transition coordinator for high school students with disabilities, you play a critical role in empowering young people to achieve their goals and dreams. It's a complex and challenging job—and this introductory guide will help you every step of the way as you support students' successful transition to college, work, and community life.You'll get the how-to guidance you need to master all the basics of transition planning and services, from assessing each learner's strengths and writing IEPs to evaluating student progress. Research-based strategies help you develop effective plans with confidence, and the reproducible checklists and forms keep critical information organized as you prepare each student for life beyond the classroom. A must-read for all transition coordinators—and any secondary educator with a role on the transition team—this book is your essential guide to supporting successful, self-determined futures for all your students. PRACTICAL HELP IN EVERY CHAPTER: •Getting started. For each major transition topic covered, you'll find a thorough introduction to the fundamentals, including definitions of key terms and concrete examples. •Making it happen. Get in-depth guidance and practical strategies for creating and carrying out each step of an effective transition plan. •What you can do right now. Put the ideas in each chapter into immediate action with quick tips, helpful forms, and a list of the best online resources. DISCOVER HOW TO: build a transition assessment toolkit • write transition IEPs with measurable goals • increase family and student involvement in transition planning • strengthen student self-determination • embed transition skills in core academic content • boost student engagement in school • create a quality career development program • prepare students for postsecondary education • teach independent living skills • enhance students™ social skills • support participation in community experiences • promote interagency collaboration • evaluate student progress and more With practical checklists & forms: •Skills and Knowledge Checklist for transition specialists •Self-determination forms for students and families•Helpful forms for your career development program •Ecological inventory and task analysis forms Learn More
  5. 45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners
    $36.95
    The number of dual language learners in early childhood classrooms is expanding every year—and teachers often feel underprepared to bridge language barriers and effectively meet these students' learning needs. Help is here in this urgently needed book, a toolbox of today's best strategies for supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and ensuring the academic and social success of young dual language learners. Early childhood educators will get an invaluable collection of 45 practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching dual language learners (both Spanish speakers and children who speak other languages). Real-world guidance helps teachers apply each strategy in their own classrooms, and the activities, reflection questions, and resources in Spanish will support educators in strengthening their current teaching practices. A much-needed resource for in-service professional development and preservice courses, this timely book will help educators foster the success of inclusive early childhood classrooms and prevent achievement gaps for dual language learners. DISCOVER HOW TO •Set up and organize your learning environment to support dual language learners •Create a diverse classroom community where children's challenges and needs are anticipated •Use culturally responsive classroom management practices that engage diverse learners •Strengthen social-emotional learning for dual language learners •Promote early academic skills and make learning activities accessible to children of all cultural backgrounds •Use music and movement to increase student engagement and boost language development •Partner with families and engage them in children's academic and social-emotional learning PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Reinforce your learning with classroom activities; chapter quizzes; reflection questions; Spanish songs, vocabulary, and books for the classroom; lists of additional resources; and a glossary. Sample letters and forms help you communicate with families and evaluate student needs (all forms are photocopiable and available online). Learn More
  6. Effective Literacy Instruction for Learners with Complex Support Needs
    $49.95
    What are today's best methods for teaching literacy skills to students with complex support needs—including autism, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities? This comprehensive guidebook has up-to-date, evidence-based answers for pre- and in-service educators. Developed by Copeland and Keefe, the experts behind the landmark book Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with Moderate or Severe Disabilities, this thoroughly reimagined follow-up reflects 10 years of groundbreaking research and advances in the field. You'll discover current recommended practices on critical topics, including how to build vocabulary, increase word recognition, enhance fluency, address cultural and linguistic diversity, and use academic standards when designing instruction. You'll also get the guidance you need to put theory into practice: powerful lesson planning strategies, practical examples, and case studies that bring key principles of instruction to life. Whether used as a text for teachers in training or a guide for practicing educators, this book will help teachers of Grades K—12 increase access to literacy and prepare all learners for successful communication, employment, and community life. WHAT'S NEW •New section on literacy as a human right for all learners (the "why" of instruction) •Chapters on how to design engaging learning environments •Cutting-edge guidance on today's assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication •A dedicated chapter on how to use national and state standards in designing instruction •Recommendations for adapting books and other materials to increase all learners' access •Chapters on combining literacy and the arts to enhance student engagement •More on literacy beyond high school, including community-based learning opportunitiesSELECTED TOPICS COVERED: language and communication * phonics instruction * vocabulary * fluency * writing instruction * universal design for learning * instruction for English language learners * standards-based IEPs * differentiated instruction * low- and high-tech text adaptations * music and drama in literacy learning * literacy in postsecondary education * literacy in employment settings Learn More
  7. Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully: Solutions for Reaching Struggling Learners, Second Edition
    $39.95
    Unlock math concepts for struggling learners with the expanded new edition of this bestselling text, ideal for both preservice and in-service educators. Filled with invaluable tips, tools, and research-based strategies for Grades K—12, this comprehensive resource fully prepares teachers to demystify math for a wide range of learners, including students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and mild cognitive disabilities. Thoroughly updated and aligned with current state standards, this second edition includes the latest research, an enhanced instructional framework, expanded coverage of hot topics like RTI and assessment, and more. And with the practical materials—from activities to printable planning forms—teachers will have concrete ways to help students make sense of math, improve their proficiency, and generalize their knowledge in multiple contexts. DISCOVER HOW TO •Uncover the barriers to students' math success and effectively break them down •Teach the big ideas of math and link them to Common Core State Standards •Plan and implement student-centered instruction that responds to each learner's individual needs •Apply teaching practices for struggling learners within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) •Align instructional approaches with NCTM Teaching Practices •Select assessment practices appropriate for struggling students PRACTICAL MATERIALS: You'll get more than a dozen Take Action activities, reproducible planning forms (available in the book and online), and an in-depth case study that walks you through the Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully process. WHAT'S NEW •An updated framework that makes the Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully process clearer and easier •A clear and convenient summary of each step in the process •A framework that is now aligned with Common Core State Standards •Incorporation of the most current research and recommended practices •Special focus on response to intervention/multi-tiered systems of supports •Take Action Activities for practical application of the concepts and framework •More information on learning trajectories in mathematics Learn More
  8. It's More Than “Just Being In”
    $34.95
    For students with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, inclusion means more than just physical presence in a classroom—it means full participation and valued membership in their school community. This book is your school team's practical blueprint for making authentic inclusion happen in K-12 classrooms. Taking the stress and uncertainty out of inclusion, top expert Cheryl M. Jorgensen guides you step by step through her accessible approach to creating inclusive learning environments for students with autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities. You'll get a clear rationale for meaningful inclusion and learn how to use strengths-based, person-centered planning to meet the needs of each individual student. Concrete, research-based examples show you what successful inclusion looks like, and ready-to-use strategies help you implement each stage of inclusion, from presuming competence to supporting the transition to adult life. Especially helpful for new teachers—but a great source of real-world ideas for any educator or parent—this essential guidebook will help your school team develop fully inclusive classrooms where every student learns and thrives. DISCOVER HOW TO • presume and strengthen all students' competence • overcome common challenges to inclusion • develop supports to promote learning and participation • write inclusive, standards-based IEPs • collaborate with other professionals • promote friendships and social connections • assess academic progress • help students transition to the next grade • support students as they plan for life after high school PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Three in-depth case studies woven throughout the chapters, helpful checklists and tables, sample IEPs, additional online resources, and reproducible forms to help you implement inclusion. Learn More
  9. Observational Measurement of Behavior
    $59.95
    This book is a comprehensive textbook designed to introduce graduate students to research methods and techniques used in observational measurement of behavior, along with the theoretical principles underlying these methods and techniques. The aspects of observational measurement addressed are highly relevant to special education, communication sciences, psychology, social work, and related fields. Chapters 1–8 discuss foundational topics in observational measurement of behavior: systematic observation, validity and reliability, measurement theory, the development of coding manuals, coding, common metrics of observational variables, observer training, interobserver reliability, and more. Chapters 9–11 address advanced topics: sequential analysis, research questions involving sequential associations, and generalizability theory. Chapter 12 is a "'wrap‐up" chapter summarizing best practices for observational measurement. Each chapter begins with an overview of the topics covered and ends with the authors' conclusions and practical recommendations regarding aspects of observational measurement. Throughout, the authors provide real‐world examples based on their extensive experience studying communication behaviors. Recommended methods are discussed in relation to currently available observational software. Definitions of key terms are prominently featured in the text and compiled in the Glossary. The online companion materials include exercises and assignments that provide opportunities for readers to apply the principles and practices discussed throughout the book; these comprehensive documents are an excellent resource for course instructors. Learn More
  10. Inclusion in Action
    $29.95
    How can K-12 educators break down the barriers to full inclusion and teach all learners effectively? Curriculum modifications are the key—and Nicole Eredics is the expert! A seasoned educator and creator of popular blog The Inclusive Class, Eredics introduces you to the what and how of inclusion in this motivating, reader-friendly guidebook. You'll start with a big-picture guide to creating an inclusive culture in your classroom and school, with invaluable guidance on key topics like team collaboration, universal design for learning, co-teaching, social-emotional supports, and accommodations. Then you'll get 40 specific, teacher-tested strategies to modify your curriculum for students who work below grade level. Ready to use in your classroom right away, each strategy comes with student goals, simple step-by-step directions and implementation tips, suggested interventions and extensions, and samples of authentic student work that illustrate the strategy in action. Equally useful as a beginner's guide to inclusion and a goldmine of practical ideas for experienced teachers, this must-have book will help make your curriculum "possible and achievable" for every learner, with and without disabilities. PRACTICAL MATERIALS: More than a dozen reproducible forms for use with specific modifications; lists of helpful inclusion-themed websites, blogs, books, and videos. 40 modifications that help students: • Learn new vocabulary words • Understand story structure • Sequence materials, concepts, and numbers • Develop recall ability • Demonstrate relationships among ideas • Organize information • Make a representation of a concept • Identify similarities and differences • Make decisions based on evidence • Learn to recognize and correct errors• and more! Learn More

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