Reaching and Teaching Students Who Don’t Qualify for Special Education
Strategies for the Inclusive Education of Diverse Learners
This book helps readers understand, teach, and support children with persistent low academic achievement who don’t meet special education eligibility criteria, or for whom Tier 2 MTSS interventions are insufficient. Designed to be implemented in inclusive classrooms with minimal resources, comprehensive chapters cover topics from reading, writing, and math to executive functions, SEL, and mental health. This critical, ground-breaking volume provides teachers, psychologists, and counselors with an understanding of the issues children and adolescents with mild cognitive limitations and other causes of low academic achievement face, as well as detailed, evidence-based teaching practices to support their academic and social and emotional learning.
Table of Contents
1. Describing the Phenomenon of Low Achievement 2. Who are Students who are Low Achieving? 3. Low Achievement and Community 4. Framework for Teaching 5. Executive Functions 6. Reading Instruction 7. Written Language 8. Mathematics 9. Academic Motivation 10. Social and Emotional Learning 11. Classroom Behavior 12. Transition to Adulthood 13. Mental Health 14. Advocacy
Steven R. Shaw is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.