ERIC Number: ED414714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Teachers.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Skills, and Training, Victoria. Special Education Branch.
This resource guide provides information and strategies for teaching students with mental retardation. The introduction discusses the nature of intellectual disabilities, preparing to teach students with intellectual disabilities, individual educational plans, and student transitions. The next section provides strategies for teachers on: (1) fostering inclusion; (2) adapting curriculum; (3) modifying curriculum; (4) deciding on individual goals; (5) scheduling for individualized goals; (6) reporting to parents; (7) explaining different expectations; (8) balancing teacher time and energy; (9) working with a teacher assistant; (10) planning with a teacher assistant; (11) promoting friendships; (12) dealing with challenging behavior; (13) getting support with challenging behavior; and (14) providing community and work experience. Lists of support organizations, professional specialist associations, and resources are provided. Appendices include: case studies of students with mental retardation and sample individual educational plans; sample questions to discuss at: the school-based team meeting, meetings with parents, and meetings with students; a description and illustration of the curriculum modification process; and a sample schedule of regular class activities. Contains a 10-item list of resource programs, a 13-item list of support organizations, 20 resource guide references, 6 ministry resources, and 33 additional resources.(CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Mental Retardation, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Teacher Conferences, Questioning Techniques, Scheduling, School Community Relationship, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs, Work Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Skills, and Training, Victoria. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A