Since its first printing in 1994, this book has been one of the most popular publications of the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.
The book covers:
o Distinguishing learning difficulties from learning disabilities;
o General screening strategies for specific learning disabilities (so students can be referred to specialist for further testing);
o Specific strategies to improve learning skills such as listening comprehension, attention span, retention and retrieval of material, mathematical reasoning, reading comprehension and more;
o Numerous strategies to improve performance skills such as verbal expression, spelling, test taking and more;
o Classroom management strategies for the inclusive classroom;
o Overview of referral and evaluation procedures;
o Components of a successful individualized education programmes (IEPs);
o Discussion of program options, service delivery models, and strategies and programs for school sites (such as peer tutoring, service learning and collaborative staff development);
o Glossary of Special Education terms;
o Agencies, organizations and websites for further research.