Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Remedial Education Approach

  • Jill SnyderEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1484

Definition

Remedial education requires teachers to provide direct evidence-based instruction to clarify skills or concepts with which students are struggling.

Current Knowledge

Appropriate education helps students acquire skills and master concepts that will be useful throughout life. When instruction fails to enable learning, two approaches can be used: remedial education approaches and/or compensatory education approaches (see  Compensatory Education Approach). Remediation is used when students do not currently demonstrate mastery of a skill or ability, but still possess the ability to master the concept. Remedial education requires teachers to provide direct evidence-based instruction to clarify skills or concepts with which students are struggling. A teacher may initially introduce a topic verbally, through lecture or class discussion. If a student struggles with this approach, the teacher may supplement the instruction to include additional activities. For example, a visual...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioral Health ServicesBoston Public SchoolsRoxburyUSA