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Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners



Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Jennifer T. Mascolo, Vincent C. Alfonso, Dawn P. Flanagan

ISBN: 978-1-118-42065-2 February 2014 496 Pages


A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programs for At-Risk Learners

This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments.

Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. As with all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting key concepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.

Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Part I Intervention Planning: Diagnostic Assessment, Response to Intervention, and Consultation 1

One A Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions (SMAARTI) 3
Jennifer T. Mascolo, Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso

Two Essentials of a Tiered Intervention System to Support Unique Learners: Recommendations
from Research and Practice 56
Devin M. Kearns, Christopher J. Lemons, Douglas Fuchs, Lynn S. Fuchs

Three Home-School Collaboration for Intervention Planning 92
Michael J. Coutts, Susan M. Sheridan, Tara M. Sjuts, Tyler E. Smith

Part II Selecting and Tailoring Interventions and Individualizing Instruction 121

Four Tailoring Interventions in Reading Based on Emerging Research on the Development of Word Recognition Skills 123
David Kilpatrick

Five Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Students With Reading Difficulties 151
Steven G. Feifer

Six Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Students With Mathematics Difficulties 178
Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Kathleen Hughes Pfannenstiel, Brian R. Bryant, Jessica Hunt, Mikyung Shin

Seven Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Students With Written Expression Difficulties 204
Tanya Santangelo, Steve Graham

Eight Individualizing Instruction for Students With Oral and Written Language Difficulties 231
Virginia W. Berninger, Jasmin Niedo

Part III Interventions for Underserved and Mis-served Populations 265

Nine Interventions for English Learners With Learning Difficulties 267
Julie Esparza Brown, Samuel O. Ortiz

Ten Interventions for Students With Executive Skills and Executive Functions Difficulties 314
George McCloskey, Caitlin Gilmartin, Betti Stanco Vitanza

Eleven Interventions for Students With Memory Difficulties 357
Milton J. Dehn

Twelve Interventions for Students With Lecture Note–Taking Difficulties 387
Stephen T. Peverly, Gardith Marcelin, Michael Kern

Thirteen Interventions for Students from Low Resource Environments: The Abecedarian Approach 415
Craig T. Ramey, Joseph J. Sparling, Sharon L. Ramey

About the Editors 449

Index 451

About the CD-ROM 479