ERIC Number: EJ1061466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Reference Count: 33
ACCESS! Teaching Writing Skills to Students with Intellectual Disability
Cannella-Malone, Helen I.; Konrad, Moira; Pennington, Robert C.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v47 n5 p272-280 May-Jun 2015
The purpose of this article is to provide teachers with tools that they can use to teach written expression to school-age students with intellectual disabilities. These tools are presented around the mnemonic ACCESS: accommodations and assistive technologies, concrete topics, critical skills, explicit instruction, strategy instruction, systematic evaluation. Teachers should consider all six components of ACCESS while planning. They are presented in the order of the acronym, but this does not necessarily prescribe the planning order.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Student Evaluation, Spelling, Beginning Reading, Educational Planning, Writing (Composition), Critical Thinking, Direct Instruction, Self Determination, Educational Strategies
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