ERIC Number: ED399747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Functional Curriculum for Teaching Students with Disabilities. Volume III: Functional Academics. Third Edition.
Valletutti, Peter J.; And Others
This third of three manuals providing a curriculum for students with disabilities focuses on the development of functional academic skills. An introductory chapter provides an overview of the curriculum and offers guidelines for developing instructional plans for the following three units of study. Unit 1 is on the development of functional reading skills, including reading the time; using markings and labels to operate common tools and appliances; understanding written information on safety signs and other common signs and labels; locating information on bills and store receipts; and reading classified ads, advertisements, and other practical materials. Unit 2 develops basic writing skills such as the ability to write personal data, needs, and thoughts with adequate clarity. Unit 3 is on functional mathematics and covers the arithmetic skills that facilitate the student's independence in cash transactions, measurement activities, and time management. Each unit presents general goals, sample lesson plans, and suggested readings, and a list of selected materials and resources. Suggested activities are grouped into teacher interventions and family interventions, and further specified by four distinct age/grade levels: infant/toddler/preschool; primary; intermediate; and secondary. Each unit contains references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Beginning Reading, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Instructional Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation, Reading Instruction, Safety Education, Severe Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
PRO-ED, 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78757-6897 ($33; $89 for the 3-volume set).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Second edition title was: "Teaching the Moderately and Severely Handicapped." For all 3 volumes, see EC 305 084-086.