Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

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Corwin Press, Mar 9, 2010 - Education - 208 pages
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Packed with instructional strategies for students with significant disabilities, this research-based resource helps teachers adapt their curriculum, work collaboratively, develop accurate assessments, track student progress, and more.
 

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Contents

Foundational Beliefs
1
Chapter 2 Instructional Strategies and Teaching Arrangements
17
What to Teach
43
Chapter 4 Teaching Core Curriculum to Students With Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities
67
Teaching as a Collaborative Effort
99
Chapter 6 Keeping Track of Student Progress Kathryn D PeckhamHardin and June E Downing
123
Chapter 7 Hes Getting It Now What? Taking Learning to the Next Level
149
References
163
Index
181
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June E. Downing is Professor Emerita of Special Education at California State University, Northridge, and prior to that was at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she did research and prepared teachers to work in the area of moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities. She is a national leader in the field of special education that targets the needs of students with severe disabilities, especially with regard to inclusive education. She has published numerous articles, chapters, monographs, and seven books on students having severe and multiple disabilities. She served for six years on the Executive Board of TASH, an international advocacy organization for individuals with severe disabilities, and was a past president of the California Chapter of this organization—CalTASH as well as AZTASH. She has served as an associate editor of Research and Practices for Persons With Severe Disabilities and currently serves on this board as well as several other professional editorial boards. She is presently serving as an educational consultant, traveling extensively in the United States and abroad to do presentations on various subjects.

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