Teaching the Learning Disabled (Episode 8): Concept Acquisition and Early Learning; Reading Comprehension
Discover how basic concepts can advance a struggling learner to be able to handle more difficulties.
Concept Acquisition an Early Learning (Part I) explores a firm grounding in basic concepts such as position, size, and quantity can enable the learner to move to more complex situations and problems. Dr. Anne Boehm demonstrates how the strategy interview can be used to find out why the LD student cannot grasp basic concepts, often used when teachers give directions.
Reading Comprehension: Interactive Strategies (Part II) presents Dr. Joanna Williams' excellent synthesis of current research on teaching reading comprehension strategies — a carefully organized model for teaching reading comprehension to LD 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 eighth 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.
Anne E. Boehm, Ph.D., and Joanna P. Williams, Ph.D. both reign from Columbia University's Teachers College.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for teachers: K - Adult
"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