A Meta-Analysis on Teaching Mathematics to Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 79 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis on Teaching Mathematics to Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities Authors | Browder, D. M., Spooner, F., Ahlgrim-Delzell, L., Harris, A., & Wakeman, S. Y. Source | Exceptional Children, 74(4), 407-432. Year Published | 2008 Abstract This article reports on a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of 68 experiments on teaching mathematics to … [Read more...]

Substance Over Style: Assessing the Efficacy of Modality Testing and Teaching

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 4 describes the following: Title | Substance Over Style: Assessing the Efficacy of Modality Testing and Teaching Authors | Kavale, K.A., & Forness, S.R. Source | Exceptional Children, 54(3), 228-39. Year Published | 1987 Abstract A literature search identified 39 studies assessing modality preferences and modality teaching. The studies, involving 3,087 disabled and nondisabled elementary/secondary level … [Read more...]

Postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities

Visit the HEATH Resource Center at George Washington University for its new 36-page publication that answers many commonly asked questions about college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities.http://www.heath.gwu.edu/assets/50/pse_id_final_edition.pdf … [Read more...]

My Story

by guest blogger David Egan Distribution Clerk at Booz Allen Hamilton and Advocate for People with Disabilities Cross-posted with permission from Disability.gov I recently shared my story as a speaker at the Alliance for Full Participation Summit in November, and today I would like to post some of my thoughts and experiences on Disability.Blog. My name is David Egan, and I have been an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton for 15 years. I believe … [Read more...]

What Does the Law Say?

April 2012Read the article (PDF) About the ArticleThe article presents questions and answers related to educational law in the U.S., including how the response to intervention (RTI) process is interpreted in the court system, how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts children with Asperger's syndrome, and how mental retardation is legally defined.Back to topGeneral InformationRead the article: http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/journals/zirkel2.pdfAPA … [Read more...]

Teaching about privacy

Teaching about Privacy for Families and Caregivers of Children with I/DD is a one-page fact sheet that describes, via bullet points, what "teaching about privacy" means, the four areas to which the concept of privacy is applied (body, behavior, place, and conversation), and each individual's right to privacy. This fact sheet is intended for families and caregivers of children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. From the Sexuality … [Read more...]

Intellectual Disabilities in Your Classroom: 9 Tips for Teachers

by Lisa Küpper and Kori Hamilton National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)  More than 445,000 students with intellectual disabilities receive special education and related services in our public schools. Perhaps you’re one of their teachers. If you have a student with an intellectual disability in your classroom, you already know that he or she has special learning needs. But how do you address those learning needs … [Read more...]

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