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Academic quality programming for at-risk youth; foundational instruction


  • 1. Instructional Practices for Youth with BD
    Ann F. Goldade, M.S. a.b.d.

2. Top Notch Resource! Works Cited
3. Based on 7 Core Beliefs
Students with BD can learn.
The use of scientifically based instructional programs and procedures are especially important for students with BD.Students with BD experience the worst social, academic and vocational outcomes relative to all other disability groups.
Universal screening benefits all students.
The use of multitiered models of service delivery, in which each tier represents increasing levels of support based on learner need(s) benefits all students.
Decisions about learner interventions happen within a problem solving team approach and are based on tri-angulated data.
4. 7 Core Beliefs Cont.
All students benefit from frequent progress monitoring using instruments designed to measure small amounts of progress in an effective amount of time.
Fluent performance in early reading, mathematics and written languagemust be ensured.It must be ensured.
{Fluent Performance is operationalized to include efficient visual processing, working memory, long-term memory, and executive functioning.These are all required for a student to be able to produce correct responses to early reading, writing and math tasks}Fluent performance involves high levels of accuracy (mastery) and speed.

  • Basic early reading, math and writing skills are critical to high-order academic tasks and are best taught using a mastery-to-fluency instructional model.