The benefits of writing instruction for students with intellectual disabilities are numerous. Consider the following suggestions for writing instruction. Each will encourage students to write. None of these tips require students to use a pencil, use immaculate grammar, or perfectly spell. Research The benefits of writing instruction for students with intellectual disabilities are numerous.… [Read more…] Write On! Writing Instruction Strategies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Current research demonstrates the potential for reading ability in all students, including those with intellectual disabilities (ID). Consequently, teachers of students with ID should provide instruction that is comprehensive, and not limited to sight word memorization (Allor, Mathes, Jones, Champlin, & Cheatham, 2010). Research Much of the research on reading instruction for students with… [Read more…] Literacy Instruction Strategies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Literacy skills are essential for learning new information. According to Ulusoy & Dedeoglu (2011), the ability to read is critical to the success of a student in any subject area. Writing can also play an important role in learning across content areas. Research With the introduction of Writing ASOLs last year, many teachers expressed… [Read more…] Literacy Across The Content Areas
Writing is much more than forming words with a pencil. Putting thoughts or ideas in written form does not require the author to actually hand write the words (Copeland & Keefe, 2007). If your students have difficulty with writing, consider the following modifications. This is not a comprehensive list, so be sure to collaborate with… [Read more…] Let’s Get Ready to Write!