Marlene Ashby

Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dwight Cline, Robert Schrader, M.D. Richardson

Degree Program

Educational Leadership

Degree Type

Education Specialist


Special Ideas is a composite of practical strategies and techniques assembled for the primary-grade teacher’s use with the learning disabled student, slow learner and underachiever. The focal point of this material is the basic skills of reading, math, spelling, handwriting and general ideas on classroom management, behavior management and motivation. The purpose of the material is to provide the classroom teacher with practical ideas that may serve as a guide to help the teacher adapt and/or modify the curriculum, the materials, and the methods of instruction to the needs of the special child. The sources for these ideas include personal experiences, a variety of periodicals and other educational materials. Many of the ideas are written to help the child who learns best by using a specific mode such as visibility, auditorially or by tactile-kinesthetic methods.


Accessibility | Curriculum and Instruction | Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Special Education Administration