The Six Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with LD Succeed in School and in Life

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-16
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and in LifeFrom the acclaimed Frostig Center comes a valuable resource for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities. Based on a 20-year study, Frostig research has revealed six attributes that lead to long-term success for individuals with LD. This book helps teachers identify and encourage the growth of characteristics that will help students thrive in the classroom, at home, and in social situations. The book offers an array of classroom-tested,engaging activities-complete with reproducible worksheets-that have been proven to foster the "success attributes" in children.The six attributes identified by the Frostig Center are:Self-awarenessProactivityPerseveranceGoal settingUse of social support systemsEmotional coping strategiesEach of the book's activities contains a lesson plan with goals, materials, and procedures, including teaching instructions and reproducible student worksheets. The book is designed to be both flexible and easy-to-use. All activities can be modified to accommodate a variety of learners.Praise for The 6 Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities"Provides educators, parents, and other caregivers with pragmatic and measurable strategies to foster maturity and independence?The activities demonstrate that success is not amorphous and unattainable-rather, it can be achieved by adopting an established set of behaviors, attitudes, and characteristics. [This book] will be enormously useful as you prepare your students for their journey to adulthood." -From the foreword by Richard D. Lavoie, bestselling author, It's So Much Work to be Your Friend and The Motivation Breakthrough

Author Biography

The Frostig Center, founded in 1951, helps children with learning disabilities through their private school, research center, and teacher training division. Frostig's training department offers professional development for general and special education teachers in public, private, and parochial schools. Their areas of expertise include identifying learning disabilities; reading, writing, and math instruction; and behavior management strategies for struggling learners.

Table of Contents

About This Book
About the Frostig Center
The Contributors
Introduction to Self-Awareness
Rating Yourself
Check for Understanding Self-Awareness
Describing Self
Describing Likes and Dislikes
Compare and Contrast Success Attributes
I SeeMe, You See Me
Check Out Sparktop.org
Identify Favorite Activities
Freaky Friday
I Feel Good About Me
Introduction to Proactivity
Finding Help
Unlock Closed Doors
Ask the Experts
Take Action
Make the Solution Work for You
How Most People Find Jobs
Am I Ready to Be On My Own?
What Do I Know? What Must I Learn?
One Step at a Time
Introduction to Perseverance
Help by Example
Dont Quit
Help with Hanging in There
Playing Games and Persevering
Preseverance Award
Work It Out! Hold On to That Job!
Occupations, Job Searching
After-School Goals
Long-Range Plans
Goal Setting.
Introduction to Goal Setting
Plan a Party
Shop Štil You Drop
School Tour
Criminal Investigation
Where I Am and Where I Want to Be
Road Map to Success
Step-by-Step to Achievement
What Do I Know About Me?
Social Support Systems.
Introduction to the Use of Effective Social Support Systems
Friendship Rating Scale
Who You Gonna Call?
Strength in Numbers
÷And Seldom Is Heard . . .÷: Discouraging Words or Deeds
Imagine Me, Imagine You
Whats New?
Getting to Know You
Human Helpers: Accommodations for School, Work, and Life
Delightful Disclosure
Delightful Disclosure Award
Emotional Coping Strategies.
Introduction to Emotional Coping Strategies
Group Roles
A Mile in Your Shoes
First Steps
What Helps?
How Does It Feel?
Do Something!
Name Your Bandages
Help Me Cope
Welcome, Stranger
Resources for Fostering the Success Attributes
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