Drawing upon their years of research and personal experience, contributors to this text provide educators with useful guidelines on teaching language arts, math, and science to students with significant disabilities. Unlike other, more theoretical volumes, this book offers practical suggestions for providing access to the general curriculum. Some of the best known researchers in curriculum and instruction, including Debby Houston, Michael Wehmeyer, June Downing, Terri Ward, Belva Collins, Claudia Flowers, Karena Cooper-Duffy and Jacqui Kearns, weigh in on this important subject. Geared toward primary and secondary school teachers, this book focuses on what to teach and how to teach. Moreover, it describes how to address academic content standards.
Diane M. Browder is Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the College of Education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Fred Spooner is Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and Child Development at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Access to the General Curriculum; Why Teach the General Curriculum; Promoting Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities; Language Arts; Building Literacy for Students at the Presymbolic and Early Symbolic Levels; From Sight Words to Emerging Literacy; Learning to Read: Phonics and Fluency; Balanced Literacy and Embedded Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities; Math and Science; Enhancing Numeracy; Addressing Math Standards and Functional Math; Science Standards and Functional Skills: Finding the Links; Developing Math and Science Skills in General Education Contexts; Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; How Students Demonstrate Academic Performance in Portfolio Assessment; Promoting the Alignment of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction.