Addressing the Reading Needs of Academically Diverse Students in Content-Area Classes

July 18, 2014, The IRIS Center

Don Deshler, Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, discusses some of the challenges related to addressing the reading needs of academically diverse students in content-area classes (time: 8:27).

Questions asked Dr. Deshler in this audio:

  1. What do you think is one of the biggest challenges facing content-area teachers?
  2. What are some solutions to this challenge?
  3. Will these strategies be sufficient to address the needs of students with very diverse reading abilities?

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Don Deshler, PhD
Don Deshler, PhD
Professor, Special Education
Director, Center for Research on Learning
The University of Kansas

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