Learners With Special Needs, Teaching Strategies for

Learners with special needs constitute approximately 12% of the school population, with significant variance in prevalence across the states. These students require instruction that is responsive to their specific needs and that reflects individualized educational programs (IEPs). In this entry, the focus is on those students who have traditionally been referred to as having mild disabilities or high incidence disabilities. The information in this entry therefore is most relevant to those students who have typically been referred to as having learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, or mild intellectual disabilities (mental retardation). In addition, the information is also relevant to students who may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or who may be at risk for school achievement problems.

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