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Learning disabilities Resources Catalog
This 2002 Catalog marks 15 years of service for Learning disAbilities Resources. This year we are pleased to include a number of new items for adults and children who learn differently. These items are marked as new. If you are a first time reader of the Learning disAbilities Resources Catalog you will find that most of the items listed in this catalog are found nowhere else. The majority of the products were developed by Dr. Richard Cooper and produced at Learning disAbilities Resources, the exceptions are the items in the Technology Section that we obtain from other suppliers. Dr. Cooper, who himself has a learning difference, has been working with individuals, both children and adults, for 20 years. The items he has developed have helped countless individuals to become independent learners and more successful. Most of the items in this catalog are age and level independent which means that the person is able to individualize the material for his or her needs. This is possible because the materials are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals who think and learn differently, not to a specific age or achievement level. For example Tic Tac Toe Math is an effective method for the fourth grader or the adult education student who cannot remember the multiplication tables.
Over the years, Dr. Cooper has added the learning tools and systems he uses himself and those he has developed for his students and clients. The catalog now contains items to assist individuals in most basic academic areas. The learning tools, systems, and techniques range from identifying how a person learns to assisting that person learn independently. The items in the catalog are designed to help individual use strengths and minimize weaknesses. The products are very popular with adult education programs, colleges that serve students with learning differences as well as elementary and secondary schools. Because the materials are not age or level specific, many home-schoolers have found the products very useful.
TheCenter for Alternative Learning is a non-profit corporation in the state of Pennsylvania that has 501c3 IRS status. The Center was founded by Dr. Cooper in 1987 to provide low cost and free educational services to individuals with learning differences. The activities at the Center are funded by donations, grants and fees for teacher training courses. The mission of the Center for Alternative Learning is to provide educational, life skills and social services for individuals, both children and adults, who because of their learning problems are undereducated or have weak academic skills. Current programs include adult basic education classes and a literacy program for individuals who have reading problems. Through the Center, Dr. Cooper provides training for parents, teachers and other professionals about learning differences and techniques for developing compensatory strategies. The Center relies heavily on volunteers who assist with both instruction and administration. Without our volunteers we would only be able to provide a minimal level of service.
Unfortunately, we only have one location in Havertown, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. Dr. Cooper has met individuals around the country who lament the fact that they are unable to be volunteers at the Center. But they and you can help with your financial contribution to the Center. If you would like to make a donation to the Center, you can add it to your LDR order. Your donation will be transferred to the Center for Alternative Learning and used to offer free assessments and specialized instruction to individuals with learning differences who are not eligible to receive such services elsewhere.
- Math Development series -
1105 TIC TAC TOE MATH INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE (Second Edition)
The 57 page guide is designed for parents, teachers and self-study students. It
explains the Tic Tac Toe Math system and provides detailed instruction on how to make and
use Tic Tac Toe grids from one to infinity for solving multiplication and long division
problems. Suggestions are given for teaching the system to individuals who learn
1115 TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK I This workbook (32
pages) is designed for students (both children and adults) to learn to make the single
digit (1 - 9) Tic Tac Toe Math grids. It breaks each pattern up into small steps. Some students work through the book quickly, while
others take more time. Double digit grids
ending with zero (10, 20) and one (11, 21) are introduced. It has worksheets that enable
the students to learn and use Tic Tac Toe Math for solving multiplication and division
1125 TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK II The second
workbook teaches the student to make and use double and multi-digit grids (10 to
infinity). There are practice sheets and opportunities to practice long division.
Individuals need to know how to make single digit grids before using Workbook II, (29 pages)
1135 TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK III The third
workbook teaches the student how to use Tic Tac Toe Math to do fractions. Using Tic Tac
Toe Math, the student can reduce fractions, change improper fractions and mixed numbers,
find common denominators and multiply and divide fractions. (23 pages)
1145 TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK IV The fourth workbook teaches the student how to use Tic Tac Toe Math to understand and calculate percentages. Included in this workbook is the technique for making multi-digit Tic Tac Toe Times tables with one grid and the times tables for decimal numbers. Using Tic Tac Toe Math, the student can easily find the percentage of any number. (24 pages) $4.95
1110 VIDEO: TIC TAC TOE
MATH TRAINING VIDEO This 2 hour video replaces the previous 75 minute video and
features Dr. Cooper teaching Tic Tac Toe Math. It can be used by individuals who want to
learn the system or used as training tool to teach larger groups. The video includes how
to make the Tic Tac Toe grids and how to use the system with multiplication, division,
fractions and percentages.
1120 VIDEO: TIC TAC
TOE WORKBOOK I This video features Dr. Cooper going through Workbook I, page by
page. This 90 minute tape is designed to allow the students to stop, as needed, as they
work through each page. The exercises in this
workbook help the student to learn how to make the Tic Tac Toe grids by moving slowly
through each pattern. When students know the
grids 1 to 9, they can complete multiplication and simple division calculations. $19.00
1130 VIDEO: TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK II This video features Dr. Cooper going through the workbook providing helpful hints so the student can learn to make double and multi-digit grids. These grids, which can be made quickly, enables the person to complete long division calculations with ease. (75 minutes) $19.00
1140 VIDEO: TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK III As in the other videos, Dr. Cooper
takes the student through the pages of the workbook pointing out how to use Tic Tac Toe
Math with fractions. Students also learn how
to make fraction grids to find common
denominators. (70 min.)
1150 VIDEO: TIC TAC TOE WORKBOOK IV Dr. Cooper discusses, page by page, Workbook IV explaining how to use Tic Tac Toe Math to calculate percentages. Students can see how percentages work and learn to use decimal points to calculate percentages using simple addition. (57 minutes) $19.00
1155 TIC TAC TOE MATH TRAINING KIT A three ring binder which
contains overhead transparencies and handout sheets which can be duplicated for group
training. The handouts match the examples used in the Tic Tac Toe Math Training Video
(102). This training aid is designed for individuals who would like to train others to
teach Tic Tac Toe Math, but it also can be used to teach students.
(Without Video) $15.95
TIC TAC TOE MATH TRAINING KIT This is the same item as 1155 with the Video
Tape (1110) included.
1165 Advanced TIC TAC TOE MATH: The CUBE
Individuals who find Tic Tac Toe Math fascinating will be intrigued
with the TTT cube, a three dimensional grid with 27 positions and three shadow numbers. Although Dr. Cooper had developed the
Tic Tac Toe Math cube years ago, he saw no practical or instructional purpose for it. Now he has found that it serves two functions: a self-confidence booster for individuals who are
good with patterns and an instructional technique for teaching and using fractions and
percentages. This workbook provides
instructions for creating the Tic Tac Toe Math Cube and explanations for its use.
1170 VIDEO: Advanced TIC TAC TOE MATH: The CUBE This video, for individuals who already know Tic Tac Toe Math, explains how to create and use the Cube. It closely follows the book: Advanced Tic Tac Toe Math: The Cube so that individuals who need to see a demonstration can learn the Cube. $18.00
1175 Advanced TIC TAC TOE MATH The CUBE Training Kit A three ring binder which contains overhead transparencies and handout sheets which can be duplicated for group training. The handouts match the examples used in the Video Advanced Tic Tac Toe Math: the Cube (1170). This training aid is designed for teachers who would like to train others to teach Advanced Tic Tac Toe Math $12.95
TOE WORKSHEETS These packs of worksheets are designed to help students
lay out the Tic Tac Toe Math grids so that they are large enough to hold the numbers for
various types of times tables.
1180 A pack of 50 sheets for single digit Tic Tac Toe times tables. $2.50
1182 A pack of 50
sheets for double, triple and four digit Tic Tac Toe times tables.
1184 A pack of 50
sheets for single digit fractions Tic Tac Toe times tables.
1186 A pack of 50 sheets for Tic Tac Toe The Cube. $2.50
1210 Workbook I - Purchase 10 for $47.00 and receive the Workbook I Video free.
1212 Workbook II - Purchase 10 for $49.50 and
receive the Workbook II Video free.
1214 Workbook III - Purchase 10 for $49.50 and receive the Workbook III Video free.
1216 Workbook IV - Purchase 10 for $49.50 and
receive the Workbook IV Video free.
1230 One Instructional
Guide and one each of the 4 Workbooks $33.95
1232 Instructional Guide, all 4 Workbooks with the 5 videos $115.95
1234 Same as 1232 packet plus the Tic Tac Toe Math Training Kit $125.95
1300 Instructional Guide of Alternative Math Techniques A collection of alternative techniques
for teaching arithmetic operations that Dr. Cooper has found useful for individuals who
have learning problems. He also describes the Number Fact Hierarchy, different ways that
individuals learn and use number facts. This book includes
techniques and memory aids for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions,
decimals and percentages.
Individuals who have difficulty keeping
numbers lined up often make errors when completing computations. These sheets printed with graph lines help
students to keep their work straight. The
sheets have graph lines only on one side to encourage the students to spread out their
work and keep it organized. Spaces for
name, date, page, class and room for other organizational items are printed on the back. There is also room on the back for teachers and
tutors to demonstrate operations or make comments to aid the student. Each pad of graph
paper contains 50 sheets, 8.5 x 11.
1332 Size 2 Graph Paper 8 mm squares. $2.50
1334 Size 3 Graph Paper 9 mm squares.
1335 Size 4 Graph Paper 10 mm squares. $2.50
1338 Size 5 Graph Paper 11 mm squares
1340 Graph Paper Sampler This packet contains five pages of
each of the five sizes of graph paper (25 sheets).
of numbers to enable the correct spelling so the person can write checks. Paper copy. $0.59
1412 Checkbook Insert:
1414 10 Checkbook Inserts:
1416 10 Checkbook Inserts
1420 A Packet of Dice
1420 A Packet of DiceA set of 16 die (eight white, eight red) useful for the teaching of number facts and organizational techniques. Dr. Cooper uses the dice for assessing the organizational skills of both children and adults. How the person approaches the dice for problem solving provides an indication about how the person approaches organization in general. The dice are also very popular with students who are learning basic addition facts or who are trying to increase their speed with those facts. Instructional page included. $6.59
1430 Time Telling Aids Many individuals, both
children and adults, with learning differences have difficulty learning to tell time with
regular clocks and watches. They usually have
little problem with digital time pieces but find clock faces, especially those with no
numbers, confusing. This collection of six
worksheets (8.5 x 11) is designed to help individuals, who can read digital
clocks, learn how to read analog clocks. The worksheets contain clock faces with the
minutes printed on the clock face. 10 copies
of each of the six worksheets.
1431 One Each of the 6 Worksheets
1440 Modified Ruler
Many measuring instruments have the numbers next to the inch marks rather than
below them. This can confuse individuals who
have difficulties learning. These rulers have
been modified by extending the inch and half inch lines to make learning to measure
easier. Instruction page included.
1441 Five Modified Rulers
1450 Fraction Aid Many children and adults find measuring confusing because they do not understand the markings for fractions. This pad of 40 sheets (81/2 x 11) helps individuals who have difficulty measuring and using fractions understand the markings on a ruler, yard stick or tape measure. $2.95
language development series
|The Language Development Series is a collection of techniques and instructional tools that Dr. Cooper has either developed or found to be effective with children and adults who learn differently. These techniques are not for everyone, but rather for those who have not been able to learn with other methods. Reluctant readers and writers often give up on learning to use written language because the techniques used do not match the way they process information. The techniques and tools listed here are for the most part age and grade level independent. For example the spelling and vocabulary workbooks do not have lists of words for different levels but rather the person collects the words to be learned from their experience.|
2101 Sight/Sound System Instructional Guide (2nd edition) The Sight/Sound System is the result of years of clinical work by Dr. Cooper with students who have learning problems and need additional techniques to phonetic decoding. This publication provides explanations about how to use the system for students just learning to read or reading on a very low level. The system also has techniques and exercises for students who need to improve their reading skills up to high school and college levels. It features the use of environmental words, compound word exercises, word part decoding techniques and the use of word comparisons. The new edition contains a section on reading comprehension. $16.95
System Workbook The workbook is a three ring binder which holds the student's study
sheets. There are different sheets for different levels of reading development. This
workbook comes with sheets for all levels of reading abilities discussed in the
Sight/Sound System. Each type of worksheet
has an example page which can be used as an exercise page by students who find the words
on these pages useful.
2112 Five Sight/Sound
2114 Ten Sight/Sound Workbooks $87.95
On the back, there are spaces for the collection of words. This design enables
students to collect words for reading, spelling and vocabulary development. (2.75 x 8.5) Pack of
2141 WordNets without the alphabet. Both
sides have lines for word collection. (2.75 x
8.5) Pack of 25
2143 WordNets Wider for larger handwriting, without the alphabet. Both sides have lines for word collection. (3.66 x 8.5) Pack of 25 $0.75
2148 ABC Playing Cards and Instructional Guide Jack Lipman has written a guide, Phonics Phun, which explains how to use the cards for teaching reading with phonics and Dr. Cooper has included a number of pages describing how to use the cards to help students who have difficulty learning to read with phonics. The guide also is full of instructions for the card games which can be played with the ABC Cards. (The guide with a deck of 104 cards) $19.95
2160 Comprehension Companion Notepads for reading comprehension. These notepads of 50 sheets (5" x 8") are printed with the words "Who, What, Where, When, How" on the front and "Why and Summary" on the back. Students use these sheets as bookmarks and write notes on them as the information is found. There is a blank for the title of the reading material and space for the page numbers where the information was found.
This note taking aid is designed for individuals who have problems with 1) organization, 2) spelling and
3) comprehension. It
is the size of half a regular page so it can be used as a bookmark so that the person has
it available when reading. As the person can
answer the questions, he/she copies the words out of the book, reducing spelling errors. Students can supplement the written notes with
illustrations, diagrams and symbols. A person
may end up with many pages of the Comprehension Companion depending on the length of the
One pad $1.49
2162 Package of five pads
The Comprehension Accumulator: A Reading System This reading system is a learning and study
tool for individuals who have difficulty systematizing their reading and forget what they
have read. The system consists of a checklist
for previewing books, a place for notes about the books content and cards for
additional notes. The check list is printed
on card type paper which is folded to hold cards for additional notes. One folder is used for each book and additional
cards can be inserted for more notes. Packet
of 25 folders and 50 note cards.
Set of 5
2183 Set of 10
The Comprehension Accumulator: A Reading System ACCESS Database version on a 3 1/2 disk
The Comprehension Accumulator: A Reading System MS Works Database version on a 3 1/2 disk
2190 Double Take Tutoring Aid 20 double pages (white original and yellow copy) notebook of lined paper. Ideal for providing the new reader and the tutor with a copy of the notes the tutor makes during an instruction session. A set of directions, including suggested activities for new readers, accompanies each Tutoring Aid. (See page 15 for more information about Double Take products.) $4.95
Vocabulary Workbook provides the student with a systematic way to sharpen and
expand his or her vocabulary. The workbook is
designed with space for the student to collect words, define, classify, and use them in
sentences. There is space provided for memory clues and related words which further
student's vocabulary. This individualized approach to
vocabulary allows the student to choose words which he or she needs to learn rather than a
pre-determined set of words.
2212 Package of five workbooks
2215 Package of ten workbooks $62.00
The environment adds meaning to
speech, but in writing, we need to use words to describe the environment. When individuals with writing problems write, they
tend to be ambiguous because they are not used to using modifiers to describe the
environment. Writing Workshop,
2310 Writing Skills for Individuals Who Learn Differently This book is both an instructional guide and a workbook. Dr. Cooper explains why some individuals have difficulties with written expression and describes writing exercises which he has developed and found helpful for both children and adults with learning problems. The book contains worksheets which the student copies and uses to complete the various exercises. The book also contains worksheets which use the Part of Speech Pattern (2510) $12.95
a Topic Worksheet A 30 sheet pad of (8.5" x 11") worksheets which provides
the students with a system so they can easily choose, narrow down, organize and add detail
to topics for writing assignments. Instructional and example page included. One pad $2.50
2327 Package of Five Pads
2329 Choosing a Topic One Worksheet Laminated $4.00
2350 Doodle Book This collection of doodles can be used to assist
children and adults to improve handwriting skills. Dr.
Cooper has found that doodles help individuals with poor handwriting. He uses them as fun exercises to help students who
need to improve the legibility of their handwriting.
2402 Workbook II
2404 Workbook III
2406 Workbook IV
2408 Workbook V
2410 Set of all five Workbooks $25.00
This learning aid lays out the parts of speech in a way which allows students to see the patterns in defining words and constructing sentences. Many individuals who learn well with patterns find this tool for understanding the structure of language very helpful. Since students with weak written language skills often find parts of speech confusing, seeing the parts of speech in this pattern, makes grammar and the structure of language more concrete and manageable.
2510 Parts of Speech Pattern Poster (28" x 17") This poster can be mounted
on a bulletin board or a wall.
2512 Parts of Speech Pattern Laminated Page A 8.5 x 11 copy of the Parts of Speech Poster laminated so that students can use a
washable marker to draw the pattern of sentences.
2514 A pad of 40 sheets (8.5 x 11) of the Parts of Speech Poster. Students can use these sheets to write in words under each part of speech or follow the pattern of sentences. $3.00
2530 Word Part Pattern This variation of the Parts of Speech Pattern is a
learning aid which uses patterns in words to help individuals with weak language skills to
structure of language. Pad of 40 (81/2 x11) sheets $2.50
2533 Word Part Pattern Laminated Page $4.00
2550 Individualized Grammar Reference Book This workbook is designed for the collection of
writing errors and space for examples of correct construction. Many students with poor writing skills find it
difficult or impossible to use grammar reference books.
Since they often do not know what is wrong with their writing, they cannot find an
example of the correct way to express their thoughts.
Working with a teacher or a tutor, a student can collect their writing errors,
organize them by category and have examples of correct written expressions on the facing
page. Instead of searching through a thick
grammar reference book, the student checks his/her personal reference for examples of
grammatically correct expressions. The
workbook contains a set of labels of grammar terms for categorizing the pages.
2560 Grammar Cards This set of 36 cards
contains parts of speech and grammatical terms. They are used to enable students to learn
grammar in a concrete way. These cards have proven very helpful in demonstrating the
structure of language to students who either have learning problems or who are just
learning grammar. The cards come with an instructional sheet.
2565 Grammar Cards Plus
This second set of cards contains additional grammar terms. These cards are for students who have learned how to use the parts of speech and simple grammar terms included in the first set. The cards are designed with color coding to help students see the structure of language. Some of the terms included in this set are subordinate clause, prepositional phrase, gerund, participle, compound subject, compound verb. $6.95
2590 Run On Sentence Pattern This learning aid provides individuals with a
pattern to help them understand punctuation of sentences to avoid run-on sentences. Pad of 40 (81/2 x11) pages
2592 Run On Sentence Pattern Laminated Page
How People Think and Learn Differently
3010E C-SIP Cooper Screening of Information
Processing Dr. Cooper has issued a new edition of the Cooper Screening of
Information Processing. The major change is
the inclusion of a short version of the C-SIP. He
developed the short version in response to many requests for a short screening which can
be administered in about 10 minutes. However,
the regular C-SIP, that takes between 30 and 45 minutes to administer, is very popular
among learning specialists and educators since it provides not only an indication as to
whether the person should be referred for further testing but also it provides information
for developing an instructional plan. The
beauty of the new edition of the C-SIP is that it contains both long and short version in
the same space as the previous edition. This
is achieved by printing the questions and scoring for the short version in red. Single copies of the 16 page screening instrument
are free. Multiple copies are $0.50 each to
cover the cost of two color duplication.
3010S Spanish C-SIP Cooper Screening of Information Processing The C-SIP is now available in Spanish. The design of the Spanish version includes both the long and short version of the screening. Multiple copies are $0.50 each to cover the cost of two color duplication. $0.50
3020 C-SIP Manual
(Cooper Screening of Information Processing) This
manual provides instructions for the administration of the Cooper Screening of Information
Processing. It describes the purpose of each
section and provides examples of students responses to the skills sections.
3025 Learning Differences, Problems and
Disabilities: Selected Topics (3rd edition)
This is a collection of 60 short articles, most a page long, from the Learning disAbilities Newsletter written by Dr. Richard Cooper. The articles cover various aspects of learning differences, problems, and disabilities and the affect they have on the acquisition of academic skills and the daily functioning of children and adults. The topics include explanations about how individuals perceive, process and communicate differently and techniques for increasing academic, employment, life and social skills. The concepts detailed in the book provide the reader with an insight into how the author understands individuals who think differently. $14.95
These videos are found in other sections of the catalog. They are listed here for your convenience. Please reference the catalog number when ordering.
Relaxation and Self-improvement Tapes
Each are 60 minutes in length, 30 minutes each side
Stress Reduction $7.95
On the stress reduction recording, Dr. Cooper describes a number of simple
exercises which a person can use to relax and eliminate stress.
Side 1: Exercises to reduce stress
Side 2: A guided visualization into a
4105 Test Anxiety Reduction
Test anxiety is real, and for the person who experiences it, this anxiety can make
the difference between success and failure. This
recording can help individuals who suffer from test anxiety.
Side 1: Techniques to reduce
Side2: A guided
visualization through testing situations
4111 Self-Confidence Building $7.95
On this recording, Dr. Cooper provides the listener with ideas about how learning
differently can be a positive thing and contribute to improved self-confidence.
Side 1: Ideas to improve
Side 2: A guided
visualization on improved self-image
4115 Improving Concentration $7.95
Many individuals who have difficulties concentrating can improve
their concentration skills by learning a few basic techniques and practicing them. Dr. Cooper shares some of the techniques he has
found helpful with many adults and children with attention problems.
Side 1: Exercises
to increase concentration
Side 2: A guided visualization about concentration
4120 Social Skills
Since people learn social skills, these skills can be affected by learning
differences. Dr. Cooper discusses ways to
improve social skills
Side 1: Exercises to increase social
Side 2: A guided visualization about
improving social skills
4125 Speaking Up
Asking questions, speaking up in a group, interactions, talking to strangers, and
public speaking can produce anxiety in many people. This
recording provides exercises for improving ones ability to speak up.
Side 1: Exercises to increase speaking up
Side 2: A guided visualization about communication skills
Many of Dr. Cooper's presentations have been
audio taped. We have selected the following for distribution. These tapes are not professionally recorded but
the content is good.
and Visual Aids
Technology can make
the difference between success and failure for many people.
Dr. Cooper has found the following products very helpful for developing literacy
skills and compensating for deficiencies.
Franklin Spelling and Language Aids
5102 Spelling ACE Spell Check (now with a thesaurus) This
powerful language tool allows students to check the spelling of words. It also includes word games. However, it does not pronounce the words.
5106 Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus Spelling Ace This language tool not only aids
spelling but can also help students with reading problems.
It features user word lists for storing words for study and a
Confusable feature which identifies words which might be confused. It also includes word games. However, it does not pronounce the words.
5111 Speaking Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus This electronic dictionary, with expandable Bookman capacity, is a hand-held speaking spell check, dictionary and thesaurus. This replaces the Bookman Speaking Spell Check in the previous catalog. Improved speech clarity and five word exercises. Eight line display This language tool not only aids spelling but can also help students with reading problems. The student types in a word and presses the SAY button for the pronunciation of the word. $125.00
5116 LM 6000 Language Master Speaking Dictionary and Thesaurus This speaking dictionary and thesaurus checks
spelling and has a larger screen than the others. Also,
the size of the print can be increased for easier reading.
Includes Grammar Guide and Word Games
(Contact our office for more detailed descriptions of
Dr. Cooper has found that some individuals with
processing problems have difficulty using calculators because they might enter numbers
incorrectly. He has found that the talking
calculator compensates for this problem by providing the person with auditory feedback;
thus reducing errors.
5201 Talking Calculator: This calculator enables
students who need to hear the numbers and operations when they enter them into the
calculator. These calculators, which were
by individuals with vision problems, have been found to be very helpful for individuals
with various learning differences.
5203 Talking Calculator with earphone: This calculator with an ear phone enables students who need to hear the numbers and operations when they enter them into the calculator. The ear phone allows the person to use the Talking Calculator without disturbing others nearby. $36.59
Individuals with visual perception problems may have
difficulty tracking reading material. The
following aids are assistive devices which help individuals with tracking.
Magnifiers Thin, flexible, inexpensive magnifiers assist reading. (6" x
5530 6" Magnifying Tracking Bar This six inch
magnifier doubles the size of the print and is designed to allow the reader to follow a
straight line on a page. One end has a handle which makes for easy tracking and it is
small enough to fit in your pocket or purse.
5532 Cloth Case for 6"
Magnifying Tracking Bar
5540 12" Magnifying Tracking Bar This twelve inch magnifier doubles the size of the print and, like the six inch bar, is designed to allow the reader to follow a straight line on a page. This larger bar works well with larger publications such as textbooks, newspapers, and magazines. $11.25
5542 Cloth Case for 12" Magnifying
Tracking Bar $1.05
Study and Organization Tools
6100 If I Learn Differently,
Shouldn't I Study Differently This guide to alternative study
techniques provides teachers, parents and learners with ideas about how students can use
their strengths rather than their weaknesses to study.
There are examples of study techniques and worksheets to help the person track the
behaviors and study habits.
6150 Mnemonic Guidebook In this booklet Dr. Cooper lists
guidelines for creating mnemonic clues and provides examples of mnemonics which he has
found useful for individuals who have learning differences, problems and disabilities. The sample mnemonic clues are organized by subject
area covering: reading, spelling, writing, math, science, social studies and others.
6220 Alphabet Bookmarks These bookmarks have the alphabet printed in upper and lower case, print and script. They are designed to be reminders for individuals who cannot remember the sequences of the letters of the alphabet or how to form them in writing. Each dictionary should have one. Pack of 20 $0.50
Many individuals with
organizational problems do not know how to anticipate and plan all the steps involved in a
task or assignment. These worksheets (30
sheet pad of 8.5" x 11") provide students with spaces in which to write the
individual steps involved in each task they are planning. Each space has a line underneath
it for the time or date for the completion of each step.
6310 Personal Project
Planner Sheet I 9 space project planner $1.50
6312 Personal Project
Planner Sheet II 12
space project planner. $1.50
6314 Personal Project
Planner Sheet III 16
space project planner. $1.50
6318 Personal Project
Planner Sheet IV 20
space project planner. $1.50
6325 Personal Project
Planner Sampler 10
pages of each of the sheets listed above.
6330 Personal Project Planner Sheet I
Laminated One laminated sheet which can be reused. Ideal for use by teachers to demonstrate how to
use the PPPs.
6450 Procrastination To Do List This pad (8.5" x 11") of
40 pages helps students to remember the things they need to do and to think through why
they may not have completed tasks which remain on the list at the end of the day.
6454 Package of Five Pads
6458 Avoidance Book In this book Richard Cooper explains
how he helps individuals to become self-motivated by breaking avoidance patterns. He discusses the causes of avoidance, a variety of
avoidance activities and how, just like learning styles, avoidance activities can be
classified by avoidance styles.
6460 Avoidance Worksheet This worksheet comes in a pad of 40
sheets (8.5" x 11") printed on both sides with spaces to fill in the reasons why
a person is avoiding an activity, possible causes and solutions. A copy of an article by
Dr. Cooper about avoidance behavior is included.
6462 Package of Five Pads
5Preview the C-SIP online at www.learningdifferences.com
6680 Social Skills Worksheet This worksheet comes in
a pad of 40 sheets (8.5" x 11") printed on both sides with spaces to fill in the
details about the weak social skills that a person manifests, possible causes and
solutions. Copies of two articles by Dr. Cooper about social skills are included.
6682 Package of Five Pads $6.95
and Proactive Worksheet
Some individuals with learning problems find themselves
constantly fighting to keep up. Many do not
know how to plan. This worksheet helps individuals understand their reactive tendencies
and find ways to be more proactive. The
worksheet comes in a pad of 40 sheets (8.5" x 11") printed on both sides with
spaces to fill in the reactive behaviors and plans for proactive behaviors.
6710 Driving Booklet
This is a study guide for students preparing to take the driver's test. It contains
ideas about how to compensate for learning problems, study questions and a glossary of
Study Cards Many students use flash cards as study aids. More than simple flash cards,
these 3" x 5" cards are printed with lines and spaces to help students organize
their thoughts and remind them of the information they need to collect. The student
collects page number, categorize the information and draw memory clues. Once the cards are made, they can be used to
organize the material in different ways to provide different perspectives on a subject. A sample of a completed card is included. Packet of 100
6752 Package of 500 cards
6760 Large Study Cards 5" x 7" These study cards
are printed with the same lines and spaces as the smaller study cards. The larger size
enables students to write larger or include more information on each card.
Packet of 100
6762 Package of 500 cards
6782 500 sheets Mnemonic Note
Paper (3 hole punched, 60 lb.
6785 Mnemonic Note Paper Notebook 70 pages (wire bound, 60 lb. paper)
6790 Frameworks (Visual Organizers or Visual Maps) The adage A picture is worth a thousand
words can be particularly true for people who have weak language skills. Many such individuals find it difficult to
remember and recall words but find it very easy to remember and recall pictures. Frameworks are designed to help students
take advantage of their strong visual memory for learning.
Each of the ten pictures (steps, tracks, house, person, tree, quadrants, circle,
triangle, columns and ovals) are made so that the user can fill them in with the items
being learned. Students use these diagrams
for organizing and remembering material. The
10 Frameworks are printed on 8.5 x 11 paper (pack contains 5 sheets of
Also see 2160 Comprehension Companion notepads Page 5
Different and Proud of It
h Motivational items h
effective tools for improving self-esteem and self-confidence. These statements, printed in two colors, are
affirmations and motivations for teachers, parents, tutors, staff and students. The stickers can be placed on notebooks, book
covers, mirrors, refrigerators, etc. to remind us that learning differently is OK.
come in sets of five. A set of 5 of the same
7250 Set of 20 of
the same sticker
7255 Set of 50 of
the same sticker
7260 Set of 5 of three different stickers
7265 Set of 5
of five different stickers
7270 Set of 5
of all eight stickers
(40 stickers) $8.50
Personalized Note Pads can be used to motivate or to convey a message. Teachers, parents do you have a favorite saying? Each pad (4 1/4 x 5 1/2, a quarter of a standard sheet of paper) contain 50 sheets. You can either send us an exact copy of your design, words and graphic, or you can let us design your pad.
order 10 pads (500 sheets) of the same design. $8.95
7812 15 pads (750
sheets) of the same design. $11.95
7814 20 pads (1,000 sheets) of the same design.
These monographs are short articles by Dr. Cooper based on his observations of thousands of individuals with learning differences, problems and disabilities and his personal experiences with his own learning differences.
8010 Writing with a Word Processor This practical guide describes how to use a word processor to compensate for some learning problems. The first part of the paper discusses how the standard word processing functions can help a person with learning problems, while the second part gives very specialized techniques for certain types of learning problems. $2.00
8015 Spelling This paper explains the root problems which cause spelling difficulties and offers techniques for learning and teaching spelling to compensate for some of these problems. The information includes how to identify which words should be studied and a number of effective spelling techniques. $2.00
8020 Quantitative Concepts In this paper the author explains why some people have problems learning math. Quantitative perceptions and math anxiety are discussed. Additionally, techniques for teaching quantitative concepts are given. $2.00
8025 How to Succeed in
College This paper
is designed to help college students with learning problems, and people who work with
these students, to improve their understanding of how to use available resources. The
ideas presented can improve the students chances for success. Topics include:
self-advocacy, self-image, study skills, work habits and balancing social life with
academics and more.
8030 Concrete Career
concept of concrete career counseling, developed by the author, is explained. This is a
viable method for helping individuals with learning problems obtain work experience and
gain information about career options.
(Either/Or Confusion) Many individuals with learning differences find
that learning items which are similar is difficult because these items are easily
confused. This monograph explores right/left discrimination problems and describes
techniques for eliminating confusions and reversals.
8040 Math Problems In this
monograph the author describes the learning differences which result in problems with
learning math. Many of the same problems which cause difficulties with reading and
spelling make it difficult for some students to learn and remember number facts and math
8045 The Racing Mind This monograph contains descriptions of the positive and negative aspects of the "racing mind", the term the author uses instead of attention deficit disorder. $2.00
8050 Accommodating Individuals with Learning Problems This monograph lists some of the usual, and some unusual, accommodations that enable students with learning differences to demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in academic settings. $2.00
8055 Problems with Organization This mono- graph explores why some individuals who think differently have difficulty with organization. Detailed in this article are ideas for improving organization skills. $2.00
8060 Patterns This monograph describes the many ways that individuals who learn differently use patterns for learning and recalling information. the author explains how he uses patterns as a learning and teaching tool. Techniques include patterns in math, reading, spelling, writing and other academic subjects. $2.00
8065 Converting Negative Language Into Positive Terms This monograph describes how language can result in behavior, positive or negative. Many individuals with learning problems use negative language to describe themselves and their skills. The author suggests ways to assist individuals to change negative language into positive action- resulting terms. $2.00
8122 Five monographs for
8124 Seven monographs for
8126 Ten monographs for
8128 All 13 monographs for
Double Take Note Paper
Carbonless Duplicating Notebooks, Tablets and Loose Leaf Sheets
and Now Assignments Books
Notebooks, Tablets and Loose Leaf Sheets have become the largest selling products in this
catalog. This note paper is used by many
individuals with disabilities in universities, colleges, technical schools, adult
education programs and high schools. These
note taking aids are designed to provide an extra set of notes for the user. Many students with various disabilities are unable
to takes notes as other students can. These
students often must make copes of others students notes, or worse, rely on their own
inadequate notes. For example, the student
with a learning disability, who cannot spell well, may spend much time out of class trying
to understand his or her notes. The student
with an auditory processing problem, who cannot listen and write at the same time, often
takes few or no written notes. Students who
are physically challenged or hearing impaired also find these note taking aids helpful.
Although these duplicating note paper products are designed to accommodate those individuals with disabilities, any student who needs an extra set of notes will find Double Take Note Paper a convenient way to obtain a copy of notes. The Double Take products come in a variety of formats to meet the needs and preferences of individuals who purchase and use them or the institutions that provide accommodations to their disabled students and employees.
New Double Take Assignment Books
This assignment book is 5 1/2 x 8 inches. It has white (original) and yellow (copy) pages
and is bound on the top with a plastic binder. There
is room for assignments and teacher and parent comments.
Take Assignment Book can be used 1) by a
teacher to keep a copy of the assignments the student has written down or 2) by another
student who writes down the assignments and provides the student who has a writing problem
with a copy.
School Assignment Book This assignment
book (30 double pages) has ample space between lines to accommodate the handwriting of
young children. There are spaces for the day,
and date. Blank lines rather than subjects
for more flexibility.
School Assignment Book This assignment
book (30 double pages) has more lines with less space between the lines. There are spaces for the day and date. The layout has room for daily assignments as well
as long term projects and test dates.
9060 High School
Assignment Book This assignment book (30
double pages) has more lines and is laid out with the major subjects of English, Math,
Social Studies, Science and Other. Space is
included for long term projects and test dates.
The Double Take Notebooks (8.5 x 11
inches) are wire spiral bound. Each notebook
contains 40 double sheets, 40 white sheets (the original) and 40 yellow (the copy) sheets. One copy of the notes is removed from the notebook
for a student who needs a set of notes. A
card stock insert (included) is placed behind the yellow sheet so that the notes do not
copy onto additional sheets. The notebooks
come in two forms: regular lined and graph
9101 Double Take Notebook
40 double sheets
Take Graph Paper Notebook
40 double sheets $8.45
copies can be obtained from this new addition to the Double Take Products. These notebooks contain 27 triple sheets, 27 white
(the original) 27 yellow copies and 27 pink copies. The
notebooks with triple sheets (81 pages) are about the same thickness as those with double
sheets (80 pages)
9109 Double Take Notebook
27 triple sheets $8.45
The Double Take Tablets, similar to the
Notebooks, they contain 40 double sheets. But
instead of being held together by wire binding, the tablets are double glued. The first gluing process binds the white and
yellow sheets together so that each pair of white (original) and yellow (copy) sheets stay
together so the notes line up properly on the copy. The
second gluing binds the 40 double sheets together into a pad. They can be easily torn from the pad or left in
the pad and folded up after being used. The
yellow sheet is easily separated from the white sheet to provide a student with a set of
9201 Double Take Tablet
40 double sheets
9202 Double Take
40 double sheets, 3 hole punched
9205 Double Take Graph Paper Tablet
40 double sheets
9206 Double Take Graph Paper Tablet
40 double sheets, 3 hole punched
Like the Notebooks, two copies can be obtained
from the Double Take triple sheet pad. Each pad contains 27 triple sheets, 27 white (the
original) 27 yellow copies and 27 pink copies. The
tablets with triple sheets (81 pages) are about the same thickness as those with double
sheets (80 pages)
9209 Double Take Tablet
27 triple sheets
9210 Double Take
27 triple sheets, 3 hole
Loose Leaf Sheets
Double Take Loose Leaf Sheets come in
either double or triple sets. Double Sheets
have a white original and a yellow copy. The
triple sheets have a white original and a yellow and pink copy. Each set is glued to keep the copy or copies lined
up with the original. The Double Take Loose Leaf Sheets are also
available three hole punched. The loose
leaf sheets package with triple sheets (501 pages) are comparable to those with double
sheets (500 pages).
9301 250 double sheets
9305 250 double sheets graph paper $24.00
9309 167 triple sheets
Three hole punched
9312 250 double sheets $26.00
9315 250 double sheets graph paper
9318 167 triple sheets
The most economical way to purchase Double Take:
The loose leaf sheets package with triple sheets
(1,002 pages) are comparable to those with double sheets (1,000 pages).
500 double sheets
9405 500 double sheets graph paper $40.00
9409 334 triple sheets
Three hole punched
9412 500 double sheets
9415 500 double sheets graph paper
9418 334 triple sheets $43.00
Dr. Cooper is a very popular speaker and teacher
having made presentations in 35 states. He
brings a unique perspective to the field of learning differences as a person who has
succeeded in school despite his own learning problems.
During the 20 years that he has been in private practice working with children and
adults with learning differences, problems and disabilities, he has developed a number of
workshops, courses and presentations. Audiences
include individuals who learn differently, teachers, volunteer tutors, parents, employers
and human resource personnel, medical students, psychologists and college faculties.
The Training Catalog provides a description of each of the training topics. The topics are grouped into four sections 1)
Topics of General Interest, 2) Topics for Elementary and Secondary Teachers, 3) Topics for
College and Adult Educators, and 4) Topics
If you would like Dr. Cooper to make a presentation or to receive the Training Catalog, contact our office toll free by calling 800-869-8336 or download the Training Catalog from our web site at www.learningdifferences.com.
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