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...]

Audio Script for “A Student’s Guide to Jobs”

Student Guide 2 Audio Program April, 1999Written, produced, and narrated by Alyne EllisApprox. 25 pages when printed.   This document is the script of the audio  program that accompanies NICHCY's publication A Student's Guide to Jobs. On the audio program, young people with intellectual disabilities or autism speak candidly about their job-related experiences. Parents, transition specialists, and employers also share their insights. Supporting … [Read more...]

Postsecondary education and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Here's the lengthy title: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research. This policy brief is available from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community (ICI) Integration. The brief reviews the state of knowledge and research practice in the emerging field of postsecondary education for students with intellectual … [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...]

Assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities

This fact sheet from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Project discusses how people with intellectual disabilities can use assistive technology (AT) to compensate for functional limitations and increase learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control, and choice. The fact sheet touches upon how AT can help in communication, mobility, education, activities of daily living, employment, and sports and recreation. (posted … [Read more...]

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