Quality literacy instruction is essential for all students. As many students with intellectual disabilities may read and write below grade level, finding meaningful professional development and curriculum resources can prove challenging. The key is to remember that we must provide instruction at a student’s developmental level. As such, consider the following resources from the perspectiveRead More Summer PD From the Comfort of Your Home
Many commonly-taught functional skills can be easily paired with an existing Aligned Standard of Learning(ASOL). It is generally accepted that there is a link between life skills acquisition and life quality. It makes sense to teach academics and functional skills to students with significant intellectual disabilities. But how? And when? . Research What constitutesRead More Academic Standards or Functional Skills: Why Not Both?
1 Part Academic Skill + 1 Part Functional Skill + High Interest Subject Matter =DYNAMIC LESSON! Many of the ASOL’s lend themselves well to being combined with functional skills. These ASOLs also have the potential to be taught in fun and exciting ways. Finding the time and resources to effectively teach the Aligned StandardsRead More The Art of Teaching Science
Many of the Aligned Standards of Learning lend themselves to being combined with functional skills. These ASOLs also have the potential to be taught in fun and exciting ways. Consider the examples below as ways to engage your students and teach multiple skills at the same time. Number and Number Sense M-NS 14 TheRead More Making Math FUNctional