DLD Times: 35 (2)
Editor: Sarah Watt, Miami University
Educational Technology for Diverse Learners - Featured ArticleTara L. Kaczorowski, Illinois State University
This article describes how teachers can provide multiple means for representation, expression, and engagement using flexible tools that allow for the embedding of more individualized supports including AT and elements of explicit instruction. When selecting tools specifically for representation, such as video, audio, images, and text, teachers need to consider how multimedia interacts to help students process, connect, and generalize new information. The author describes feasible and research-based strategies to support diverse learners in inclusive settings through the use of educational technology.
Do Research Findings Apply to My Students? Examining Study Samples and Sampling - Research to PracticeBryan G. Cook & Lysandra Cook, University of Hawaii
Special educators are encouraged to use research to inform their instruction. However, it can be difficult to tell whether and how research findings apply to one’s own students. In the current issue of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, Cook and Cook (2017; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ldrp.12132/full) discussed two approaches for examining the degree to which research findings apply to one’s students: the classical generalization model and the case-to-case transferability model.
DLD Shares Evidence-Based Practices in Cuba - Chapter HighlightStephanie Al Otaiba
The DLD board members who traveled to Havana at the International Congress on Teacher Training and Education Research Docencia Conference held from the 25th through the 29th of October share their experiences and learning. Hosted for the first time ever in Cuba, the conference included 29 Americans joining over 400 scholars from across Latin America.