Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs: by Peter Westwood

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs: by Peter Westwood

By Peter Westwood

This ebook offers academics with an instantaneous and finished resource of sensible rules to be used in commonplace school rooms. the writer has drawn upon his personal educating adventure and upon learn to spot good attempted and validated techniques overlaying uncomplicated educational abilities development, behaviour administration, social abilities improvement and curriculum adaption. The 3rd version has been completely revised, with the addition of 2 new chapters facing early identity of, and educational equipment of intervention opposed to, studying problems. the mix of the latest learn and transparent, functional recommendation make this a worthwhile source for additional research.

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Metacognitive strategies are plans we use to direct our own learning and include setting objectives, listing resources needed, planning a sequence of actions, and using an appropriate yardstick to judge success’ (Bowd 1990:41). The view is now widely held that many learning problems that students exhibit are related to inefficient use of metacognition, that is, the learners lack the ability to use effective strategies when faced with a learning task, and cannot monitor or regulate their responses appropriately.

Paper-and-pencil tests were designed to help determine whether or not a kindergarten child had the knowledge and skills thought at that time to be important for beginning to learn to read. The tests usually assessed a child’s ability in such areas as listening comprehension, following instructions, hand-eye co-ordination, visual discrimination, auditory discrimination, sound blending, letter recognition and word identification. The underlying belief was that if certain children were identified as not being ready for formal instruction in reading, such instruction could be delayed to avoid placing the children in a failure situation.

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