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1st Edition

Specially Designed Instruction
Increasing Success for Students with Disabilities

ISBN 9780367616120
Published August 17, 2021 by Routledge
200 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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



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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.