This series addresses a significant need in the education of students who are at risk, those with disabilities, and all children and adolescents who struggle with learning or behavior. While researchers in special education, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, and other fields have made great progress in understanding what works for struggling learners, the practical application of this research base remains quite limited. Books in the series present assessment, instructional, and classroom management methods that have strong empirical evidence. Written in a user-friendly format, each volume provides specific how-to instructions and examples of the use of proven procedures in schools. Coverage is sufficiently thorough and detailed to enable practitioners to implement the practices described; many titles include reproducible practical tools. Recent titles have Web pages where purchasers can download and print the reproducible materials.
"What Works for Special-Needs Learners represents a major contribution to the field in its translation of research to practice. Guilford has identified topics of concern and importance for those who work with students with disabilities and their families. The series editors and authors are among the most prominent figures in their respective areas of research. This series provides valuable, evidence-based guidance for practitioners in special education and related disciplines." -Samuel L. Odom, PhD, Special Education Program, Indiana University