Teaching Students With Learning Problems

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Logically organized, comprehensive, and thoroughly applied, the eighth edition of Teaching Students with Learning Problemscontains the resources teachers need to make informed decisions concerning their students with learning or behavior problems. No text on the market offers this many classroom-tested strategies, including activities and games. Unique in its coverage the materials and computer software most appropriate for students with learning problems in every content area, this top-selling text continues to be the most practical and well-researched resource for classroom teachers.   New! MyEducationLabmargin notes throughout the text lead readers to online material that will deepen their understanding of important chapter topicsContent area chapters begin with assessment, then discuss the research and methods that work best with students with learning problems, followed by classroom strategies to help every student succeed. Behavior management and affective intervention coverage provides teachers with the tools to help students succeed. New! Response to Intervention coverage throughout chapters explains this important information as it relates to IDEA 2004. Common characteristics of different categories of learning problems help teachers identify problems related to instruction to better choose appropriate teaching techniques.

Author Biography

Cecil D. Mercer is a retired Distinguished Professor of Education. One of his major works is Students with Learning Disabilities, and he is coauthor of the Strategic Math Series, the Great Leaps K-2 Reading Program, and the Great Leaps Math Program. Cecil has served on the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors and on the Learning Disabilities Association of America Professional Advisory Board. He was awarded the College of Education Teacher of the Year award three times at the University of Florida and also has received the University of Florida Graduate School Advisor/Mentoring Award as well as the College of Education Lifetime Achievement Award.


Ann R. Mercer is a former educational diagnostician and a former special education teacher of students with emotional disabilities and students with learning problems at both the elementary and secondary levels.


Paige C. Pullen is an associate professor in special education at the University of Virginia. She is coauthor of Exceptional Learners, 11th edition, with Daniel P. Hallahan and James M. Kauffman, and she is coauthor of Students with Learning Disabilities, 7th edition, with Cecil D. Mercer.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of Teaching

1. Creatiing Responsive Learning Environments

2. Planning and Organizing Instruction

3. Assessing Students for Instruction

4. Teaching Students and Managing Instruction

5. Promoting Social, Emotional, and Behavior Development


Part II: Teaching Academic Skills

6. Assessing and Teaching Language

7. Assessing Reading

8. Teaching Reading

9. Assessing and Teaching Spelling

10. Assessing and Teaching Handwriting and Written Expression

11. Assessing Math

12. Teaching Math

13. Teaching Learning Strategies, Content, and Study Skills

14. Promoting Transitions

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