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February 2007 | Volume 64 | Number 5

Improving Instruction for Students with Learning Needs

Feature Articles

Confronting Ableism

Thomas Hehir

To maximize opportunities to participate, we must focus on what students can do.

Discarding the Deficit Model

Beth Harry and Janette Klingner

The disproportionate placement of minorities in special education remains a central problem of the field.

A New Approach to Attention Deficit Disorder

Thomas E. Brown

Specialists believe ADD is a complex disorder primarily affecting the brain's executive functions.

Autism from the Inside

Temple Grandin

A university professor with autism describes how her teachers helped her succeed at learning.

Extending Inclusive Opportunities

Michael F. Giangreco

These strategies help students who perform well below grade level.

Special Education: A Service, Not a Sentence

Patrick A. Schwarz

Successful inclusion practice includes welcoming students back into neighborhood schools after they have attended schools in special settings.

Differentiation: Lessons from Master Teachers

Jennifer Carolan and Abigail Guinn

Expert teachers show how to offer personalized supports for each learner.

The Coteaching Partnership

Marilyn Friend

How classroom teachers and special education teachers can effectively work together.

Peers Helping Peers

Margo A. Mastropieri, Thomas E. Scruggs and Sheri L. Berkeley

Peer assistance, cooperative learning, and tutoring benefit students with and without disabilities.

Narrowing Gaps for Special-Needs Students

Vincent J. Hawkins

Rhode Island's action research found that a number of schools are narrowing test score gaps between students with IEPs and the student population as a whole.

Enhancing What Students Can Do

Elissa Wolfe Poel

From furthering communication to facilitating participation in sports, assistive tools enhance learning.

Special Topic / The Gully in the “Brain Glitch” Theory

Judy Willis

A neurologist turned teacher takes exception to brain research that suggests there is one effective way to teach reading.

Special Topic / What Neuroscience Really Tells Us About Reading Instruction: A Response to Judy Willis

Sally E. Shaywitz and Bennett A. Shaywitz

The researchers reiterate that a deficit in phonology is the most robust correlate of reading disability.


Parents' Voices

We asked parents, What would you like educators to know about your child?


A Model for Collaboration

Amy Brodesky, Fred Gross, Anna McTigue and Allysen Palmer

Study groups are an effective way to plan math instruction for students with special needs.

EL Study Guide

Naomi Thiers