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-Videotaped examples of instruction with learners with special needs
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan L. Hall; Louisa C. Moats
Publication Date: 2002
Useful tool for parents. Helps parents to face reading difficulties with their children “head on”. Includes 4-step plan for identifying and targeting reading issues. Helps to inform parents on reading assessments, early intervention, understanding IEP goals for literacy, and effective instruction, as well as tips for home instruction.
Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Christina Carnahan (Editor); Pamela Williamson (Editor)
Publication Date: 2010
Blends opinions and theories from experts in both autism and literacy. There is a focus on case studies and research to support findings. There is also a focus on comprehension and how students approach comprehension and text, as well as what is needed for students on the autism spectrum to comprehend text.
Useful for educators, but parents may find useful.
Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities by Diane M. Browder; Fred Spooner
Publication Date: 2011
Promotes teaching literacy to students with severe disabilities who many may feel are not “capable” of learning literacy skills. Focuses on best practice and including lessons on teaching core content. Promotes blending life skills and functional curriculum with core and academic skills. Includes sample lessons and checklists. Focuses on alternate assessment, IEPs, standards, progress monitoring, and using evidence-based practices. Also covers many other subject areas outside of literacy.
Useful for educators.
Teaching Word Recognition by Rollanda E. O'Connor
Publication Date: 2006
Focuses on phonics and sight word based approach; blends both.
Promotes letter/sound pairings, sight word recognition, blending, decoding, and fluency. Offers forms and checklists to use. Discusses phonemic awareness, decoding, and word patterns. There is focus on shifting from oral language to comprehension. Many strategies are included in the book.
Recommended for students in primary grades or older students who are struggling.
Mostly useful for educators.