by Diane M. Browder
This timely volume provides a complete guide to designing and implementing personalized curricula for students with moderate and severe disabilities.
This timely volume provides a complete guide to designing and implementing personalized curricula for students with moderate and severe disabilities. The author delineates a comprehensive assessment model that provides a framework for pinpointing educational priorities, planning instruction in specific areas, and evaluating student progress. Emphasizing the values of self-determination, family-centered planning, multicultural awareness, and educational accountability, the strategies presented are teacher-friendly and data-based. Case studies in every chapter illustrate the educational needs and accomplishments of students with a variety of disabilities, including autism, mental retardation, severe behavior disorders, and multiple disabilities. Further enhancing the practical utility of the volume are sample assessment notes, reports, and instruction plans; inventories of key skills in different domains; and descriptions of commercially available instructional resources. Included are more than 15 reproducible forms.
"I have taught Assessment and Curriculum Development for Students with Intensive Special Needs for the past 5 years. As both a teacher educator and a practitioner, I have always been frustrated at the lack of support and guidance available for teachers in the development of curriculum. I have searched high and low for a text that adequately represents the decisions that teachers, therapists, and adult service workers have to make. Finally, Dr. Browder has provided that book! This is the first text I've ever used that almost makes me feel the author is teaching the class with me. I am thrilled it was published in time for use this semester."
-Susan Ainsleigh, Instructor, Graduate Program in Special Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA
"This book successfully unites a variety of current best practices, based on both research and theory, in a way that is readily transferrable to the real world. Drawing on her own experiences with students with disabilities, Browder has peppered the book with examples and case studies that accurately illustrate the practices she advocates. Researchers will appreciate the details of the reviewed studies, while practitioners will find this book of value in transferring research to practice....I am looking forward to using it in both undergraduate and graduate courses."
-Belva C. Collins, EdD, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky
402 Pages, Size: 7" x 10"
2. Ecological Assessment and Person-Centered Planning
3. Alternate Assessment and Quality Enhancement
4. Evaluating Progress to Plan Instructional Supports
5. Family-Centered Planning: A Multicultural Perspective, with Levan Lim
6. Promoting Self-Determination in Planning and Instruction, with Sharon Lohrmann-O'Rourke
7. Functional Reading
8. Functional Math
9. Community and Leisure Skills, with Karena J. Cooper
10. Home and Personal Living Skills
11. Communication and Social Skills, with Kim Ware
12. Using Ecological Assessment in Planning for Inclusion, with Barbara Wilson
13. Using Ecological Assessment in Planning for
Transition and Employment, with Edward Grasso
Appendix: Blank Versions of Two Forms
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