1st Edition

Specially Designed Instruction Increasing Success for Students with Disabilities

By Anne M. Beninghof Copyright 2022
    200 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    200 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    200 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    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.

    Author’s Note

    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




    Anne M. Beninghof is an internationally recognized special educator, consultant and trainer, focusing on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.

    "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