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1. Finding Academic Success for Students with Language Based Learning Disabilities

3. Learning Outcomes At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: Explain language diagnoses that affect learning.  Describe strategies to assist students with learning across the curriculum.  Discuss the application of the strategies for specific subject areas.

4. Overview: Who are we talking about? Average to above average IQ (overall) Typically higher performance on perceptual reasoning and processing speed than verbal IQ (except for nonverbal learning disability) Working memory usually lower for language processing Achievement A, B, Cs (often with resources)

5. Speech and Language Diagnoses Moderate to Severe Apraxia Phonemic awareness Phonological segmentation Phonological blending (sequencing and resequencing) Language Processing Phonological processing (discrimination, segmentation, blending) Memory processing (#, words, sentences) Cohesion (auditory comprehension, reasoning)

6. Speech and Language Diagnoses Word Retrieval Retrieving (recall) letters Retrieving (recall) sounds Retrieving (recall) letter/sound associations Retrieving (recall) whole words Oral Reading, Spelling, and Writing

7. Executive Function Gestalt (main idea) Details that support the main idea Problem solving Attention Focus Working memory Vocabulary, Listening and Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking

8. Nonverbal Learning Disability Social/pragmatic language Reading comprehension Main Idea Supporting Details Multiple meaning of words

9. Snowball Effect Phonemic Awareness Phonics (blending and segmentation) Reading Fluency Reading Accuracy Comprehension (word retrieval and critical thinking)

10. Impact Every subject area

11. Best Approach to Early Literacy/Reading High Frequency Words Word Families Phonics

12. Fluency and Accuracy Drill, Drill, Drill!

13. Strategies: Comprehension Highlighting (highlighter tape) Key words in directions Supporting detail for paragraphs and chapters) Example Read each sentence below. Circle the subject and underline the verb. Then write a prepositional phrase on the line to complete the sentence. or Read each sentence below. Circle the subject and underline the verb. Then write a prepositional phrase on the line to complete the sentence.

14. Vocabulary Cards Outside top: 1 Number in the right upper corner that corresponds to the number on the vocabulary word Outside bottom: 1 Vocabulary word Example: saw Inside top: Use this space to draw a picture that represents the meaning of the word. Inside bottom: Definitions of the word. All definitions to multimeaning words should be written. Example: 1. A tool used to cut 2. past tense of to see

15. Comprehension continued Webs

16. Comprehension continued Cornell Notes

17. Reading Comprehension   Book Report Format   Describe the setting Describe the main character(s) Tell what the book is about Describe the main problem or conflict the characters have to solve. Some important events in the book are... Chapter 1: Main Idea: Supporting Details:    Chapter 2: Main Idea Supporting Details:    Tell how the book ended. Tell whether you liked or didn't like this book. Give three reasons for your opinion.            

18. Reasoning: Compare and Contrast Venn Diagrams

19. Reasoning: Compare

20. Reasoning: Decision Making Map

21. Math Story Problems Read the story problem Reread and highlight key words Match numbers to words What are you solving for? Solve Recheck

22. Example: Math Story Problem

23. Written Language Expression

24. What Publishers Provide Ebooks Audio Vocabulary, Sections, Speeches, Letters, Interviews, Music, News reports) Reading Help Vocabulary Textbook companion

25. What Publishers Provide Study skills and test taking strategies Self quizzes and tests Additional practice Additional assistance from the publisher and selected online resources

26. Resources/Websites Phonological Processing/Phonics Blachman & Tangel, P. (2008). Road to Reading: A Program for Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties Paul H Brookes Pub Co. Carl's Corner.htm. http://www.carlscorner.us.com Hubbard’s Cupboard http://wwww.hubbardscupboard.org Meier, J. Reading Rockets : Reading Comprehension & Language Arts Teaching Strategies for Kids. http://readingrockets.org Vowac http://www.vowac.com Reading A-Z: The online guided reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble. http://www.readinga-z.com

27. Resource/Websites Ernst, J. (1996). Middle School Study Skills. Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Resources. Inspiration Software, Inc. | inspiration.com. http://www.inspiration.com LD OnLine. http://www.ldonline.org (1998). Test-Taking Strategies. Scottsdale: Remedia Publications. Freeology - Free Printable Graphic Organizers. Freeology - Free School Stuff. http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php Graphic Organizers www.dotolearn.com

28. Conclusion Consistency Across the Curriculum and Educators for Maximum Generalization Margo Kinzer Courter [email protected]

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