Teaching the Learning Disabled (Episode 5): Science for the Senses
Why is science a particularly good multisensory subject for the LD student? Witness two lively, hands-on scientific experiments that stress the LD student's use of math and the language arts skills in the inquiry and process of science.
Science for the Senses follows Dr. Ira Kanis, a former Assistant to the Director of Science for the City of New York Public Schools. Responsible for city wide pedagogical functions relating to Science Curriculum and Instructional Development, he has written extensively about methods of science instruction for the classroom teacher. Kanis engagingly demonstrates how the scientific method can be applied to day-to-day problem solving situations with elementary and middle school students.
The series was produced with outstanding master teachers in Special Education to help professionals working with kindergarten through adults teach LD students across the curriculum. The tapes provide a good in-service for teachers who have mainstreamed LD students in their classroom and are excellent for programming with parent groups.
This is the fifth video of Teaching the Learning Disabled Video Program, a series of eight videos. Topics include dealing with motivation, organization, reading concepts, math strategies, multisensory learning techniques and science.
Ira Kanis, Ed.D., is Associate Professor of Science, City of New York Public Schools Hunter College, City University of New York.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 48 minutes
Ideal for teachers: 4 - 10
"Superb! This easy-to-watch series helps educators understand the important characteristics and problems of LD students. It is packed with timely, useful information and practical, innovative teaching ideas." --Jamie Williams, M.Ed., Coordinator, The Learning Therapist Graduate Certificate Program, Southern Methodist University