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 Secondary Students With Intellectual Disability

Chapter 11 teaching academic skills to secondary students with intellectual disability
Jordan Shurr Teresa Taber Doughty

Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 11, you should be able to:

  • Discuss curricular accommodations and differentiated instruction.
  • Describe strategies for effectively including students with intellectual disability in academic content classes at the secondary level.
  • Discuss how general and special education supports and resources work together to effectively deliver instruction at the secondary level.
  • Identify general instructional approaches to teaching academic skills to secondary students with intellectual disability.

College and career readiness is the focal outcome for all students as they enter and complete secondary education (Callan, Finney, Kirst, Usdan, & Venezia, 2006). This preparation is mostly the same ...

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