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.
Table of Contents
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.