ERIC Number: ED344418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Examples of Curricular Adaptations for Students with Severe Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom. Study Group Series, No. 3.
Ayres, Barbara; And Others
This module was developed as part of a federally funded study group project, to answer the question of how students with severe disabilities can actively participate in lessons within regular elementary classrooms alongside their nondisabled peers, while still meeting their individualized goals and objectives. The module presents a brief overview of the process of adapting curricula, recommended practices that teams can use to make adaptations on behalf of individual students, and examples of various curricular adaptations. Recommendations for a curriculum adaptation process are summarized, including team planning, identifying student needs, establishing student supports and services, and collaborating in the design of curricular adaptations. Strategies for modifying lessons for students with severe disabilities include: (1) individualized adaptations such as using a skill sequence different from the one followed by other students and providing personal assistance; (2) use of multi-level curricula; and (3) curriculum overlapping. (35 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.