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These strategies, training resources, and more help improve the performance of students of low socioeconomic status by preventing their misidentification as learning disabled and supporting school-readiness skills.

Teaching Strategies and Techniques Proven to work with Low SES Children
Teaching strategies and techniques proven to work with low SES children

Our first two chapters focused on the evidence that (1) children from low socioeconomic status (SES) environments are identified as learning disabled (LD) at a rate that far surpasses the rate for children in general and (2) shunting low SES children off onto the special education track results not only in a financial drain on our public school systems but too often damages these children's egos, stifles their creativity, stunts their intellectual growth, lowers their teachers' expectations for their learning ability, and reduces their future chances to reach their full potential. We posited that many low SES children are low achievers in their early ...

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