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

  • Social Thinking and Social Pragmatics

    Understand more about the concepts of social thinking and social pragmatics.  Michelle Garcia Winner writes about her research and development of a treatment approach for students who struggle to master social interactions.

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  • 360 Thinking and Executive Function

    Understand the concept of “360 Thinking” and executive function.  This article gives insightful tips to help students engage in goal directed behaviors through helping them visualize what they need to do to accomplish tasks. 

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  • Previewing Vocabulary Before Reading

    Understand the importance of previewing vocabulary before reading.  This Keys to Literacy blog post outlines concrete ways that teachers can preview vocabulary before reading and how this can help with overall comprehension of the text

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  • Effective Relationships

    Explore why effective relationships with students are essential to success in school and understand the research that shows how important relationships are to human development. 

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  • Social Learning Challenges

    Understand social learning challenges. Using a case study, Michelle Garcia Winner outlines the importance of not making assumptions about individual’s social interactions by showing the complexity involved in daily social interactions ranging from the use of tone to our ability to make eye contact. 

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  • Helping Students Avoid the “I Don’t Know” Trap

    By Hazel Crowley “I don’t know.” It’s the ultimate classroom buzzkill. A dreaded non-answer. A gut punch of a phrase that routinely sends me plummeting on the roller coaster of even the best-prepared lesson. After battling with one particularly cautious class, I developed the following approach.  Brainstorm The first step is to address the elephant

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  • Interactive Notebooks for Social Science Classes

    By Abby Cain The primary way that information is conveyed in most social science classes is through reading, and mine is no different. I assign students a reading on a topic, they read it, and then in class, we discuss it, sound familiar? Over the years, I’ve stopped using a history textbook for those readings

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    Study Skills: Materials Management

    In order for students to become independent and competent learners, they need to possess strong study skills. In other words, they need to understand and use strategies to help them manage their time, materials, and language. Many students diagnosed with a specific learning disability (SLD) benefit greatly from direct instruction in study skills, including methods

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  • Colorin Colorado

    Explore the Colorin Colorado website. This site is dedicated to helping educators design effective instruction and create a supportive classroom setting for English language learners.

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