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Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills

In order to succeed and navigate in this world, critical-thinking skills and being aware of ways to increase understanding are essential. Rote memorization shortchanges many students with disabilities from developing higher levels of cognitive thought, which then translates to fewer postsecondary options. Yes, students might score a decent grade on Tuesday’s test, but then the following week that knowledge is lost, or shall we say, never really gained. Without effective study skills, even the basics are hard. When students with disabilities are educated in inclusive classrooms, the specially designed instruction they receive does not replace student accountability to achieve higher outcomes. As the learning demands become more complex, upper elementary, middle school and high school ...

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