Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction 1: High Schools and Adolescents with Disabilities: Challenges at Every Turn 2: Planning Practices that Optimize Curriculum Access 3: Teaching Practices that Optimize Curriculum Access 4: Teaching Adolescents to be Strategic Learners 5: Designing Instructional Materials to Promote Curriculum Access 6: Using Technology to Access the General Education Curriculum 7: Strategies for Enhancing Nonacademic Outcomes and Transitions to Adult Life Index
Donald D. Deshler is one of the best-known and well-respected researchers in the field of special education at the secondary level and is a leading scholar in the area of bringing research into practice. He is the director of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, which has been providing specialized training to secondary special education teachers for over 20 years, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy. Deshler is the co-developer of the Learning Strategies Model, one of the most thoroughly researched and widely used special education teaching methods. Deshler has been the recipient of the CEC Research Award and numerous federal research and personnel preparation grants. Dr. Schumaker is Associate Director of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. She has spent the last 32 years studying the problems of adolescents and developing educational interventions for them. Together with Don Deshler and others at the Center, she co-developed the Strategies Intervention Model, a comprehensive program for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Schumaker is widely published and has been the recipient of numerous federal research grants. She is an author of Learning Strategies Curriculum and other curricular and methodological resources, for teaching both content and social skills.
"Deshler and Schumaker are highly attuned to students' special needs and the skills and methods required to teach them effectively. With this resource, practitioners can gain the in-depth knowledge that will enable them to close the performance gap for middle and high school students with disabilities." -- Adolescence, Summer 2006