Supporting students with intellectual disabilities

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Tait, Kathleen. 2014. "Supporting students with intellectual disabilities." Hyde, Mervyn, Carpenter, Lorelei and Conway, Robert (ed.) Diversity, inclusion & engagement, 2nd ed.. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. pp. 205-231
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Supporting students with intellectual disabilities

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ERA Publisher ID2850
Book TitleDiversity, inclusion & engagement, 2nd ed.
Authors
AuthorTait, Kathleen
EditorsHyde, Mervyn, Carpenter, Lorelei and Conway, Robert
Page Range205-231
Chapter Number10
Number of Pages27
Year2014
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780195522235
Abstract

The suggestions outlined in this chapter are aimed at assisting educators to understand the characteristics of intellectual disabilities and the potential impact of having an intellectual disability on an individual's learning and development. In addition, a central aim of the information included is to introduce readers to the importance of designing optimal learning environments and using effective evidence-based teaching practices that fit the learner's strengths and challenges. In an effort to raise educators' awareness of the importance of developing meaningful skills and behaviours in the lives of children and youth with intellectual disabilities in their classrooms, this chapter also aims to introduce both undergraduate and graduate student teachers to the design, delivery and evaluation of functional and academic programs for students with an intellectual disability across all learning environments. Finally, it is important to note that all the teaching strategies and approaches to learning outlined in this chapter have been built upon sound cognitive and behavioural learning theories.

Keywordsadaptive behaviour; adaptive functioning; assistive technology; behavioural strategies; cognitive strategies; explicit instruction; functional behaviour assessment; FBA; functional skills; individual education program; IEP
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
520199. Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
390411. Special education and disability
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© Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter and Robert Conway 2014. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press.

Byline AffiliationsHong Kong Baptist University, China
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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