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A new book that is part insider’s guide to Beacon College and part Book: Teaching Students With LD primer on strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) was recently published.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Beacon College: Lessons from the Inside collects essays from 13 past and present Beacon College faculty, administrators, and learning specialists. The volume surveys innovative practices for teaching students who learn differently, explores writing in LD classrooms, offers insight for teachers of LD students, and illuminates best practices at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. — America’s first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences.

Chapters include “The Ethical and Programmatic Imperatives for Serving College Students who Learn Differently;” “Learning with Hearts and Hands and Voices: Bringing Native American Wisdom to the College Classroom for Students with Learning Disabilities;” “Beginning at the Beginning: The Practical Uses of Creative Writing;” and “Cultural Expectations and Best Practices for Students with Learning Disabilities.”

Published by Peter Lang Inc., the 148-page anthology was two years in the making. The book aims to “help inform and educate other schools, educators, students, and parents about students with learning disabilities,” says Dr. William Nesbitt, a Beacon College humanities professor who edited the book.

Contributors include:

With the book — part of Peter Lang’s American University Studies series — Nesbitt says he “wanted to strike a balance between specialized terminology/theoretical discussion and practical, applied experience that would attract and be useful to both experts and non-experts.”
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Beacon College: Lessons from the Inside is available for $89.95 at Amazon.com