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2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist

Learn how to quickly and easily identify students with disabilities in your classroom!

If you're a general education teacher with little or no experience in special education, identifying children and adolescents with potential disabilities may seem an impossible task. Until now! Drawing from her experience as an educational psychologist, and general education and special education teacher, Glynis Hannell offers guidelines to help you quickly recognize and categorize the specific characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, emotional-behavioral disorders, cognitive disabilities, speech or language impairment, health-related disabilities, and more.

Using the practical checklists and resources in this guide, teachers can quickly and accurately gather key information to determine whether or not individual students need specialized assessment, attention, and services while complying with ...

Which Checklist to Use?
Which checklist to use?

This chapter provides a set of charts to help you decide which checklists give the fullest coverage of the behavioral or learning characteristics that have been observed. The charts cover the following categories:

  • Motivation and concentration difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Social and behavioral difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
How to Use the Charts

It is a good idea to make a copy of the charts before you begin and work from those copies. Thinking about the student's learning problems and behaviors in class, look at the behaviors shown across the top of each chart, and check those that are of concern with this student. When you have finished selecting the appropriate columns on all four checklists, look down the columns to see which boxes are filled in. ...

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