Specialized Reading and Math Programs
EDU 418- Drs. Goessling & Rossetti
Due: 11/16 (418-03 & 05); 11/17 (418-01, 02 & 04)
Many students with disabilities, especially those students receiving services in resource classrooms and self-contained classroom use specialized reading and math programs designed to support instruction for students with learning disabilities. These programs are commercially available, research-based, and used in schools throughout the country. This assignment is an opportunity to educate one another about these specialized programs. Each group will construct a webpage focusing on one specific instructional program as part of our class Wiki on Specialized Reading and Math Programs. Please note that this Wiki can be accessed by others on the internet, and it will be available to you after this semester. Here are the guidelines for this group project:
The class wiki is named “specializedreadingmathprograms,” and can be found after logging in at:
All student accounts are your ANGEL usernames.
Default password is: c0ff33
While we are leaving the content of the web pages up to each group, you should be sure to include the following:
Name of team members
Name of Specialized Program
Manufacturer/Producer and website
Brief description of program
Primary audience (disability area, grade level, age range, etc.)
What is the philosophical background and/or theoretical framework of this specialized program?
What literacy/math skills are included?
How is this program designed to help students with mild/moderate disabilities?
What type of instruction is involved?
Pictures of materials
Examples of items/tasks
Links to website and other resources
Related videos (You Tube, Teacher Tube)
Analysis of program- Address the following questions in some way:
Is this program research based?
Are literacy/math skills integrated or taught in isolation?
Does the method incorporate skills in a developmental progression?
Does the method provide structured teacher-directed instruction?
Does the method provide multi-sensory instruction?
Does the method provide opportunities for practice and learning to mastery?
Does the method include strategy instruction, development of self-regulation/metacognitive skills?
Is the method related to/coordinated with any general education literacy/math curricula?
Does the method include an assessment component to screen for placement, and/or monitor progress?
What kinds of texts and materials are used?
What group size is recommended?
What kind of training is necessary for teachers who implement this program?
Could this program be used in an inclusive classroom?
What are the strengths of the program?
What are the weaknesses of the program?
Final reflection on specialized program
Would you use this program as a first year special education teacher? Why or why not?
omplete references for your sources
3 sources, including at least one journal article
nclude quotes from a teacher who uses the specialized program
For purposes of confidentiality, do not use the names of the teacher and school
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