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Teaching Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (n.d.)
This writing guide, Writing@CSU (Colorado State University, n.d.) was developed for college teachers to help them address the needs of students with learning disabilities. The guide focuses on strategies for improving writing skills, but it also includes tips on approaching a student about seeking evaluation for a possible learning disability, and tips for students on organization. Much of the information is applicable to high school settings.
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/ldteach/index.cfm

Universal Design for Learning in a Digital Multimedia Environment
Much of the research on learning in a multimedia digital environment does not focus on the inclusion of students with special needs, either through their participation in research or through accessible designs. However, these studies do reveal how this environment can benefit such students. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a framework for summarizing this research and demonstrating how a digital multimedia environment can increase the accessibility of materials, scaffold students’ exploration of content, and facilitate their engagement. This Web page describes UDL and highlights research on instructional strategies in a digital multimedia environment that exemplifies the principles of UDL.
http://www.cited.org/index.aspx?page_id=147


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Graham, S., Harris, K. R., & Troia, G. (2000). Self-regulated strategy development revisited: Teaching writing strategies to struggling writers. Topics in Language Disorders, 20(4), 1-14.


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LD Online: Teaching & Instruction
A number of teaching and learning strategies are described, including some related to organization and study skills. Also included are links to research articles and online discussions.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/strategies.html

LD Pride Online: The Website of the Vancouver Island Invisible Disability Association
This interactive Web site for young adults includes information on learning styles, multiple intelligences, and practical tips on choosing learning strategies that build on individual strengths.
http://www.ldpride.net/

Teaching Diverse Learners
This Web site is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners. It includes information on: teaching and learning strategies on culturally responsive teaching, mainstream classrooms, bilingual/ESL classrooms, and special education; strategies for performance and student assessment; organizations that may be useful to teachers of language minority students; and funding opportunities and grants for teaching English language learners.
http://www.brown.edu/academics/education-alliance/teaching-diverse-learners/

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
Information on research-based student learning strategies, and related training and products available through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
http://www.ku-crl.org/



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