Differentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities Meeting Diverse Needs through Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-07
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book was written to address the need of educators to acquire a greater understanding of the interaction among cultural diversity, language differences and disability needs from a combined perspective. The overall purposes of this book are to: 1) assist educators to provide effective education to culturally and linguistically diverse learners at-risk within multi-level and response to intervention models; 2) avoid misinterpreting learning and cultural differences as learning or behavior disabilities through effective assessment and evidence-based interventions; and 3) develop skills for effective collaboration among special and general educators to meet the needs of diverse learners in multi-tiered settings. Written for K-12 teachers of diverse students.

Author Biography

John J. Hoover is currently a senior research associate and adjunct faculty in multicultural special education in the school of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a former K-12 teacher working with diverse learners with learning and behavior disorders in several states in the Midwest and Southwest US. He has also worked as an educational consultant, trainer and evaluator for numerous multicultural special education programs designed to meet diverse needs in grades K-12. He is coauthor of the 2008 text titled “Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, and of the 3rd edition of “Curriculum Adaptations for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems: Differentiating Instruction to Meet Diverse Needs.” Over the past 30 years he has over 60 publications in multicultural and special education addressing curriculum and teaching methods, study skills and meeting the needs of diverse exceptional learners. His work both as a teacher of diverse learners with special needs and educational consultant provides a wealth of experiences to assist others to determine learning differences from disabilities.

Table of Contents

List of Forms
Overview of Learning Difference and Disability Issues for Diverse Learners
Multi-Tiered Instructional Programming and Response to Intervention for Diverse Learners
Characteristics of Second Language Acquisition, Cultural Diversity and Learning/Behavior Disorders
Cultural Responsive Assessment
Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices
Bringing it all together from Tier 1 through Special Education Referral: Ecological Framework to Meet Diverse Needs
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions
Culturally Responsive Collaboration in Tiered Instruction
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