How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents

Author: Dr. Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642413

Category: Education

Page: 224

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For any adult with specific learning difficulties, going to college or university can be a challenge. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience, Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are very accessible. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University provides opportunities for further reading and directs you to relevant apps and websites. Prior to Amanda Kirby's book, helpful information was very difficult to obtain; now, having this information all in one place is like a gold mine. How To Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties at College and University covers: - Preparing for College and University - Getting and Staying Organised - Independent Living - Study Skills - Socialising and Feeling Good - Preparing for the Workplace For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.
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How to Succeed with Specific Learning Difficulties in College and University

A Guide for Students, Educators and Parents

Author: Amanda Kirby

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642413

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7842

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For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge. These can present in the work and home setting, learning new skills, meeting new people, and coping with a new environment. From study skills to budgeting, from cooking to relationships, Amanda Kirby identifies routes to success in both education and socially. At the heart of this book is its practical approach to provide information and advice that is easy to access and to use. Drawing on decades of practical, professional and academic experience Amanda Kirby provides solutions that are not only very accessible but also directs you to further reading and resources including apps and websites. Having this information all in one place is like a gold mine, as it has been previously scattered and very hard to find.
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Dyslexia

A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Barbara Riddick,Judith Wolfe,David Lumsdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1853467804

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This book focuses on realistic strategies for non-specialists to use when working with pupils who have dyslexia. It offers detailed, practical guidance on defining and identifying dyslexia, dyslexia in the early and middle years and at secondary school, and worked examples of IEPs. It also discusses providing effective support for the literacy and numeracy hours, raising self-esteem, and working with parents and voluntary organizations. In addition, the authors cover using checklists and assessments, choosing suitable programs and resources, and useful addresses and books. Teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream classrooms and parents wanting to help their children will find this book invaluable.
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Including Everyone

Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn

Author: Judith Jellison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266554

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.
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Children and Learning Difficulties

Author: Onita Nakra

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 164429737X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Children and Learning Difficulties is written to enable educators and parents to understand the nature of learning disability so they in turn can transform the capabilities of all children who struggle with learning. A specific learning disability occurs when difficulty with reading, writing, or mathematics actively interferes with success in school or college. Most individuals with a learning disability are bright, intelligent and creative yet struggle with formal learning. This book discusses how to identify the exact nature of a learning diability, outlines procedures for assessment and diagnosis, and suggests methods that have been proven to be effective. Practical guidelines and resources are available for teachers, educators and parents. The book is an invaluable resource and tool for all educators and families who are looking for answers to their questions.
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Educating Service Children

Eleventh Report of Session 2005-06; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215030621

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Frequent moves are a feature of Service life, and mobility can have a detrimental impact on children's emotional well-being and their educational attainment. The Committee's report examines issues relating to the education of the children of armed forces service personnel, including Service schools overseas and the performance of the Ministry of Defence's agency, Service Children's Education (SCE), which is responsible for providing these schools, as well as issues affecting Service children in UK state-maintained and independent sector day and boarding schools. The Committee concludes that Service personnel deserve assurance that their children's education will not suffer because of their parent's employment, and expresses its doubts that the DfES and the MoD currently take the interests of Service children sufficiently into account. Findings include: the need for better co-ordination between the MoD, the DfES and the devolved administrations to ensure continuity of education for children moving between different parts of the UK; the DfES needs to undertake work to determine how many Service children are in UK schools and the system for transferring student records between schools needs to be improved, particularly for Service children with special needs; and the MoD should increase the provision of telephones and internet access for Service personnel on operations so that they can communicate with their children.
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Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success

Supporting Executive Function

Author: Gillian R. Hayes ,Stephen W. Hosaflook

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc

ISBN: 1935609939

Category: Education

Page: 6

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This six-page (tri-fold) laminated reference guide by Gillian Hayes and Stephen Hosaflook focuses on readily available tools for augmenting and supporting the development of executive function skills, such as time and task management, organization, and self-regulation. These skills are crucial for accomplishing a variety of transition-related goals, including carrying out the daily routines that enable people to function autonomously, enroll in and be successful in postsecondary school, and obtain and excel at a job. Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success identifies and describes how to use a spectrum of helpful technological tools in creative ways to support the transition to postsecondary education or employment. The guide also provides tips for using technology appropriately--including mobile device and email etiquette-- and staying safe online.
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Classroom Management for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293287

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This comprehensive guide covers typical emotional and behavioral disorder (EBD) behaviors, effective instructional interventions, positive reinforcement techniques, federal regulations, promoting healthy social interactions, and classroom management strategies.
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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

Author: Thomas L Good

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265992

Category: Education

Page: 1032

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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans. Key Features: · Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career · Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters · Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction · Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.
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