TeachingLD’s on-line tutorials feature instructional strategies and practices proven to be effective for students with learning disabilities. Authored by leading experts, each tutorial offers you the latest knowledge on ways to improve student learning.
Designed for pre- and in-service teachers, principals, curriculum directors, paraprofessionals, tutors, psychologists, and others interested in powerful approaches to teaching, each tutorial takes readers through critical steps for implementation and offers additional resources. They provide step-by-step directions for implementation, include details about materials, and point readers to additional resources.
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Blachman, B., & Murray, M. S. (2012). Decoding instruction. Teaching Tutorial, 7, 1-27.
Tutorial #1: Mnemonic Instruction
Thomas E. Scruggs and Margo A. Mastropieri of George Mason University
Mnemonic instruction refers to instructional or learning strategies designed specifically to improve memory. This teaching strategy has been researched in special education and is associated with the largest effect size found in the special education literature.Content Areas
Tutorial #2: Self-Monitoring of Attention
Daniel P. Hallahan and Kimberly G. Hudson
Self-monitoring is a procedure in which an individual monitors his or her own behavior. In learning disabilities, it has been applied successfully to many different behaviors, but perhaps the most extensive work on using it has been in the area of attention-to-task behavior.Behavior
Tutorial #3: Teaching Mathematics Problem Solving Using Schema-Based Strategy Instruction
Dr. Asha Jitendra of the University of Minnesota
Schema-based strategy instruction teaches students to represent quantitative relationships graphically in order to solve problems. Teaching students to represent quantitative relationships graphically helps them to solve most arithmetic (and, ultimately, algebraic) problems easily. In Teaching Tutorial # 3, our expert is Dr. Asha Jitendra of the University of Minnesota.Mathematics
Tutorial #4: Curriculum-Based Measurement in Reading: Oral Fluency Instruction
Erica Lembke of the University of Missouri & Todd Busch of Minnesota State University
Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a progress monitoring system that you can use in basic skills areas like reading, math, spelling, and written expression.Assessment Reading
Tutorial #5: Progress Monitoring in Reading Using the CBM Maze Procedure
Todd Busch of Minnesota State University & Erica Lembke of the University of Missouri
In Teaching Tutorial # 5, your experts are Todd Busch of Minnesota State University & Erica Lembke of the University of Missouri Teaching Tutorial offers: Online tutorial covering: What is Curriculum-based measurement in reading using a Maze procedure? How do we know that CBM Maze is effective? When should one use CBM Maze? What does one need to prepare to use CBM Maze? How […]Assessment Reading
Tutorial #6: Repeated Readings to Promote Fluency
Beth Harn, Ph.D., University of Oregon & David Chard, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
In Teaching Tutorial # 6, our experts are Beth Harn, Ph.D., University of Oregon & David Chard, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University This Teaching Tutorial offers: Online tutorial covering What is Repeated Reading? How do we Know Repeated Reading is Effective? When Should we Employ Repeated Reading? What Should Teachers Consider in Designing Repeated Reading Instruction? What Repeated Reading Strategies can Teachers use to Promote Fluency? How […]Reading
Tutorial #7: Decoding Instruction
Benita Blachman, Ph.D., (Syracuse University) and Maria S. Murray, Ph.D., (State University of New York Oswego)
Teaching Tutorial #7, Decoding Instruction, prepared by Benita Blachman, Ph.D., (Syracuse University) and Maria S. Murray, Ph.D., (State University of New York Oswego) provides a guide to teaching fundamental skills in early reading. It provides an introduction and overview of evidence-based procedures from learning phoneme-grapheme associations through sounding out simple and multi-syllable words. This tutorial was published in […]Reading