Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and ADHD by Esther Ph.D. Minskoff, David Ph.D Allsopp


Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and ADHD by Esther Ph.D. Minskoff, David Ph.D Allsopp

With this strategy-filled handbook, education professionals will learn what they can do to help students with mild disabilities from high school to post-high school develop academic skills inorganizationtest-takingstudy skillsnote takingreadingwritingmathadvanced thinkingFirst, educators will work one-on-one with students to evaluate each student's learning style and individual needs. Then, for each of the areas listed above, educators will get a chapter with step-by-step cognitive learning strategies, case studies, and charts that summarize the steps as mnemonic devices. An overarching five-step model (the Active Learner Approach) for effective instruction helps teachers introduce these strategies to students, model the steps of the strategies for them, give students guided and independent practice applying the strategies to assignments, and assist students in generalizing the strategies to other subjects and settings.With this easy-to-use guide, educators will be able to help students recognize their learning characteristics, apply strategies to meet the specific demands of their coursework independently, and reach their educational goals.


The authors should be commended for emphasising teaching techniques and supports that foster independence. . . . [T]he book is a helpful resource for parents and teachers. --Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.

About the Author

Esther Minskoff, Ph.D., has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in learning disabilities at James Madison University since 1975. She has served as Project Director for two federally funded grants Steppingstones of Technology Innovations and a Model Demonstration Postsecondary Education Project. She has published extensively in journals and is the co-author of the Phonics Remedial Reading Lessons (co-authored with S.A. Kirk & W.D. Kirk, Academic Therapy Publications, 1985). Dr. Minskoff served as President of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children and was a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. David Allsopp, Ph.D., received his doctorate in special education from the University of Florida in 1995. Prior to this, he was a teacher for middle school students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavior problems in Marion County, Florida. Dr. Allsopp's research and writing interests have focused primarily on instructional methods for students with learning and behavior problems. He has authored or co-authored journal articles, has co-developed instructional development web sites and CD-ROMs, has co-authored multiple federal- and state-funded grants, and regularly presents at state and national conferences. Dr. Allsopp is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and Phi Delta Kappa. He continues to be involved in public schools by working collaboratively with schools and school districts to develop effective school-university partnerships.

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352 pages


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Publication date

31st March 2003



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