Specially Designed Instruction Increasing Success for Students with Disabilities
In engaging, accessible chapters, expert teacher and author Anne M. Beninghof lays out a road map for providing specially designed instruction in any classroom. This book equips you with the answers to the most frequently asked questions around incorporating special education services into the general classroom – What is SDI? Who is responsible? How do we make it happen?
Focused on creating an effective planning process that you and your team can follow to develop specially designed instruction, this toolkit includes dozens of practical examples, worksheets, and prep tools to ensure readers walk away with a thorough understanding and ready-to-use ideas. Whether you have years of experience working with students with disabilities or are new to the profession, this critical guide provides effective strategies for every classroom.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Part I: Envisioning Specially Designed Instruction
Chapter 2: Specially Designed Instruction in Action
Chapter 3: The What and Why of SDI
Chapter 4: Teaming for Student Success
Part II: Planning for SDI
Chapter 5: Planning Step 1: Clarifying the Learning Target
Chapter 6: Planning Steps 2 And 3: Gathering And Utilizing Information
Chapter 7: Planning Step 4: Identify the Metacognitive Process that a Successful Learner Might Use
Chapter 8: Planning Step 5: Adapt the General Approach
Chapter 9: Planning Step 6: Attend to Access and Executive Function Skills
Chapter 10: Planning Step 7: Boost Participation
Part III: Fulfilling the Promise of SDI
Chapter 11: Implement and Assess
Chapter 12: Leadership for SDI
Chapter 13: Conclusion
Appendix A: Additional SDI Examples
"I am an educational director who supports students with disabilities. I support seven districts in Coastal Georgia (South). Our co-teaching project is called Lead emBRACE (Embrace Building Relationships for Achieving Co-teaching Excellence). This project primarily focuses on supporting the role of the administrator and how to lead this work. We use this book in our professional development to model how to effectively plan for students with disabilities. We have provided PD for over 1000 teachers and administrators using this process and have received excellent feedback. More importantly, we are observing evidence of the work in our schools. I originally started out by purchasing 250 books but have had to increase since the book has become so popular. I've also encouraged those in my state to do the same. I love the easy-to-use process that is not only practical but very applicable. These strategies are nothing new, but they are packaged in a way that makes it easy for educators to plan. I highly recommend this book!"
-- Kim Garcia Bennett, Coastal GLRS, www.coastalglrs.org