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Helping Children Learn

Intervention Handouts for Use in School and at Home, Second Edition
Author: Jack A. Naglieri Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-55766-998-8
Pages: 176
Copyright: 2010
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Now with 27 NEW handouts and the Spanish translations users have been asking for, the revised edition of this popular book offers a fresh, practical approach to teaching struggling students in elementary through high school. Applying their expert knowledge of how children learn, the authors developed more than 75 highly effective intervention handouts—ideal for teachers to use in the classroom and share with parents for use at home.

This second edition is set up like the first: A short questionnaire helps school psychologists pinpoint students' strengths and needs, and teachers use the handouts to address the areas that need work. Photocopiable and easy to print from the convenient new CD-ROM, the handouts in this edition

  • fit perfectly with RTI—give teachers a clear and easy way to help struggling students and take next steps if more intervention is needed
  • improve skills in specific academic areas such as reading, writing, spelling, and math
  • build foundational skills such as attention, self-control, memory, and good listening
  • work equally well for an entire class, small groups, or individual students
  • help students with a wide range of learning challenges, including learning disabilities, sensory issues, and emotional or behavioral problems
  • enhance the home-school connection—both teachers and parents can use the handouts to help children make progress in areas of concern

Each intervention handout is ready to use: it clearly describes the skill involved, indicates which children should use the intervention, and suggests easy-to-implement strategies. And because the handouts were developed around the four cognitive areas in Dr. Naglieri's well-respected PASS theory—Planning, Attention, Simultaneous processing, and Successive processing—users can be sure they're getting proven, reliable approaches to solving students' academic challenges.

The intervention guide that school psychologists and educators will use and share with parents year after year, Helping Children Learn is the lifeline struggling students need to overcome barriers to learning and achieve long-term school success.

What's New

  • 27 all-new handouts
  • Spanish translations of 33 key handouts
  • CD-ROM for easy printing of all handouts
  • Updates to reflect new research and best practices in key areas such as reading, executive functioning, and writing
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Review: The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
"Chapters present intervention handouts and offer strategies to use them effectively, making this a powerful workbook."
Review: The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
"Entire classes as well as individuals will benefit from this course of instruction…an exceptional acquisition."
Review by: Alan S. Kaufman, Clinical Professor of Psychology, Yale University Child Study Center, School of Medicine
"Exceptional . . . delivers on the goal of connecting assessment with intervention. This expanded edition provides a valuable, practical, user-friendly resource for regular education teacher and parents at Tier 1 and for educational professionals involved at Tiers 2 and 3."
Review by: Nancy Mather, University of Arizona
"Packed with empirically-based interventions . . . provides both teachers and parents with a blueprint for how to address the most common school problems."
Review by: Rebecca S. Martinez, NCSP, Associate Professor, Indiana University - Bloomington, School Psychology Program, Bloomington, Indiana
"Will help ensure that educators do not commit 'random acts of intervention' but instead carefully consider the underlying cognitive demands of academic tasks so instruction and intervention can be individualized."
Review by: Norah S. Hooper, College of Education, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
"A valuable resource for teachers and parents . . . enables educators to access exactly the information they need to improve the performance of students who struggle."

Contents of the Accompanying CD-ROM

About the Authors

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Part I: Introduction

  1. Using This Book
  2. Cognitive Processing Abilities
  3. Case Illustrations

References

Part II: Handouts

Index of Handouts
PASS Handouts
General Handouts
Reading Handouts
Spelling Handouts
Writing Handouts
Math Handouts
Test-Taking Handouts
Memory Handouts
Spanish Handouts

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