March 1, 2009

Recently I found myself in a local elementary school assisting a new first grade teacher who was stymied at some of his students’ failure to learn the sight words he had been diligently drilling them on for several months. Mr. Noel was concerned that several students w...

Although school personnel recognize that children with Learning Disabilities (LD) have difficulty with a variety of academic skills, frequently the relationship between LD and social-emotional skills go unacknowledged in the school setting. Teachers are often viewed as...

March 1, 2009

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities whose most common characteristics include impaired verbal and non verbal communication, social skills, and restrictive, repetitive, or stereotyped patterns of behavior (See, for example www....

March 1, 2009

Throughout my school years, teachers often required me to make dioramas related to the books I’d read. Though I was a skillful reader and knew those books well, this type of assignment always raised my level of anxiety because:

  • shoeboxes and other necessary supplies...

Students with Learning Disabilities (LD) often encounter considerable difficulties in their effort to learn the multiplication facts (or arithmetic combinations of multiplication). Researchers and practitioners have devised and implemented several methods for teaching...

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