Differentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities: Meeting Diverse Needs through Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention by John J. HooverDifferentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities: Meeting Diverse Needs through Multi-Tiered Response to Intervention by John J. Hoover

Differentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities: Meeting Diverse Needs through Multi-Tiered…

byJohn J. Hoover

Paperback | August 7, 2008

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Finally a resource that empowers classroom teachers, Interventionists, and Response to Intervention (RTI) team leaders to successfully implement RTI at the school-level! In his newest book, Differentiationg Learning Differences from Disabilities, John Hoover presents a roadmap to guide K-12 educators in effectively diagnosing their struggling learners’ differences versus disabilities under the RTI framework. He outlines specific behaviors to help identify whether a student has a learning or behavior disorder, struggles due to cultural diversity or struggles to acquire the English language. Providing thirty reproducible forms for assessment, Hoover leads teachers to tackle their own challenges and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in the classroom based on the Three-Tiered Instructional Framework.


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  • Numerous evidence-based interventions, particularly those in reading, are provided to assist educators to meet needs in the classroom
  • Includes more than 30 reproducible forms and guides for educators to use with diverse learners within multi-tiered instruction and response to intervention models.
  • A PowerPoint pr esentation is available to adopting course faculty and inservice trainers which can be used as a base presentation to build more detailed workshops or interactive class sessions utilizing the contents of the book (access via our Instructor's Resource Centee; pls contact your Pearson Allyn & Bacon/Merrill representative for details.)
John J. Hoover is currently a senior research associate and adjunct faculty in multicultural special education in the school of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a former K-12 teacher working with diverse learners with learning and behavior disorders in several states in the Midwest and Southwest US. He has also...
Title:Differentiating Learning Differences from Disabilities: Meeting Diverse Needs through Multi-Tiered…Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 10.65 × 8.51 × 0.34 inPublished:August 7, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205608272

ISBN - 13:9780205608270


Table of Contents



List of Forms




Chapter 1: Overview of Learning Difference and Disability Issues for Diverse Learners


Chapter 2: Multi-Tiered Instructional Programming and Response to Intervention

for Diverse Learners


Chapter 3: Characteristics of Second Language Acquisition, Cultural Diversity and

Learning/Behavior Disorders


Chapter 4: Cultural Responsive Assessment


Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices


Chapter 6: Bringing it all together from Tier 1 through Special Education Referral:

Ecological Framework to Meet Diverse Needs


Chapter 7: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions


Chapter 8: Culturally Responsive Collaboration in Tiered Instruction