These resources were created and/or collected by Outreach staff to assist you in better understanding how to teach students with LBLD.

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    Basic Time Management Skills

    Being able to tell clock time is different from understanding the concept of time. Many students can read the clock perfectly well, but when asked to estimate how long an assignment will take, they can seldom provide an accurate answer. While some grossly underestimate the time required and set themselves up for disappointment and frustration,

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  • The Master Filing System

    Materials Management The best way to teach materials management is for a school, or a team of teachers, to settle upon a system by which students will organize their school materials — books, papers, pencils, equipment, etc. The system should be designed to account for everything students need to participate in the school day and do

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    Organizational Skills

    Unless they are explicitly taught organizational skills, students will continue to approach their class work, homework, and test preparation in a haphazard and inefficient manner. Organizational and time-management skills are lifelong skills that will benefit students into their adult years. Just as a carpenter needs the right tools (such as a saw and hammer) to

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    Math as a Language

    Children with learning disabilities are not necessarily deficient in mathematics due to an inability to grasp spatial tasks or estimate quantity. Their difficulties often lie in language dysfunction. When teaching mathematics, treat their difficulty as a manifestation of a language-based learning disability. Students may have poor decoding (reading) skills or expressive or receptive language difficulties.

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    Social and Emotional Learning

    Explore the CASELs (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) website for up-to-date and relevant resources to support social and emotional learning in your classroom.

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    Working Memory Overview

    There are three types of memory. Working memory is the process that occurs when information is stored temporarily in the short term memory bank, connected to previously learned information, and translated into long-term memory. Put more simply, working memory refers to the ability to hold information in the mind and manipulate it while readying it to

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    Visualization to Assist Comprehension in Content Areas

    This helpful resource from Teacher Vision outlines how teachers can use the strategy of visualization to help support comprehension across the curriculum. This site includes two free lessons plans that incorporate visualization.

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    Incorporate SEL into the High School Classroom

    Learn how to incorporate SEL (social and emotional learning) into the high school classroom. This Edutopia article features the comprehensive approach to incorporating SEL at Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City, California, sharing 13 powerful SEL activities that their teachers incorporate into their daily curriculum.

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    Learning to Read Changes the Brain

    Education Week provides a summary blog post of research conducted by Falk Huettig from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, revealing that the brain undergoes significant changes when a person is taught to read. The study was conducted with illiterate adults in India and Nepal, showing that new communication pathways between areas of the brain

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