Key Features • Involves not only a focus on elementary, secondary education and transition but also preschool education as well. • Addresses the whole spectrum of students with intellectual disabilities including mild, moderate and severe intellectual disability. • A discussion of assistive technology throughout the chapters reflects technology’s increased usage to support students with intellectual disability. • Chapters have been written by leading experts in the respective content.

Teaching Academic Skills to Elementary-Age Students With Intellectual Disability

Chapter 9 teaching academic skills to elementary-age students with intellectual disability
David F. Cihak Cate C. Smith

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 9, you should be able to:

  • Understand how standards guide educational planning for elementary-aged students with intellectual disability.
  • Identify academic instructional procedures across content areas.
  • Summarize instructional prompting procedures.
  • Discuss evidence-based practice for teaching academics to elementary-aged students with intellectual disability.

Elementary School

For children with intellectual disability, the elementary school years are critical for developing a variety of skills including academic, social, and functional life skills. The years spent in elementary school allow children to connect with others, learn about the world, and imagine possibilities for the future. For the purposes ...

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