Volume 5, Issue 3

Special education, Autumn 2013 BetterAut13 pp01 Cover.indd

Because of the wide variety of problems children face, special education is particularly susceptible to faddism. Yet, there are proven, effective strategies as well. Special educators who know and use proven methods can make enormous differences to the lives of the children they teach. In this issue of Better, we have articles from researchers who are at the forefront of creating and evaluating practical approaches for a wide variety of special needs. This includes the use of data in special education, understanding who needs more time on tests, and how to make online learning accessible.

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Contents
Page
Title
Author
4–5Teaching reading to deaf and hard of hearing childrenPeter Paul
6–7Co-teaching: Inclusion and increased student achievementMarilyn Friend and Tammy Barron
8–9Implementing RTI2 with older studentsNancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
10–11Teaching can be driven by dataDouglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs
12–13Strengthening comprehension with Collaborative
Strategic Reading
Pamela Buckley and colleagues
14–15Who needs more time (on tests)?
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Benjamin Lovett
16–17Looking at online learning through the accessibility lensDiana Greer and Donald Deshler
18–19Teaching English Language Learners in inclusion settingsKristi Santi and David Francis
20–21What is functional about functional skills?Patrice Thompson and colleagues
22–23Early intervention for preventing reading difficultiesJack Fletcher and Sharon Vaughn
24–25Evidence in the news
26–27The latest research