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Teaching Adolescents With Disabilities:
Accessing the General Education Curriculum

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November 2005 | 304 pages | Corwin

Get the blueprint for building bridges that leave no learner behind! 

Teaching Adolescents With Disabilities is the gold standard for proven methods of teaching students with disabilities at the secondary level. Developed by one of the most respected research teams in special education, this resource provides teachers and administrators with detailed and practical knowledge of research-validated practices that have been effective for adolescents with disabilities. Aligned with current Individuals with Disabilities Acts (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements, these proven strategies can break down the barriers to academic success, while opening doors to the complex curriculum of secondary schools.

Donald D. Deshler and Jean B. Schumaker are highly attuned to these students' special needs, and the skills and methods required to teach them effectively, including:

  • Practical planning advice, interventions, and learning strategies
  • Tips for leveraging technology to promote student success
  • Strategies for planning transition beyond high school
  • Real-life examples and illustrations to facilitate implementation
  • Methods for designing instructional materials that maximize curriculum access and student achievement

With this resource, practitioners can gain the in-depth knowledge that will enable them to close the performance gap for middle and high school students with disabilities. 


 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
1: High Schools and Adolescents with Disabilities: Challenges at Every Turn
 
2: Planning Practices that Optimize Curriculum Access
 
3: Teaching Practices that Optimize Curriculum Access
 
4: Teaching Adolescents to be Strategic Learners
 
5: Designing Instructional Materials to Promote Curriculum Access
 
6: Using Technology to Access the General Education Curriculum
 
7: Strategies for Enhancing Nonacademic Outcomes and Transitions to Adult Life
 
Index

"Deshler and Schumaker are highly attuned to students' special needs and the skills and methods required to teach them effectively. With this resource, practitioners can gain the in-depth knowledge that will enable them to close the performance gap for middle and high school students with disabilities."

Adolescence, Summer 2006
Key features
  • Most comprehensive resource of scientifically validated methods and interventions designed for the inclusion of adolescents with disabilities in high schools.
  • Takes a practical approach to the description of practices and the ways in which they can be most effectively implemented.
  • Written by the leading scholars in secondary special education.
  • Designed for use as a supplementary text in the training of special education teachers, with wide use in inservice and other professional development training for inservice teachers.

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