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ERIC Number: EJ859078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Understanding Curriculum Modifications and Embedded Learning Opportunities in the Context of Supporting All Children's Success
Horn, Eva; Banerjee, Rashida
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v40 n4 p406-415 Oct 2009
Purpose: The primary purpose of this article is to provide a closer look at the individualization process whereby early childhood professionals ensure that the individualized learning priorities for each child are appropriately addressed. Method: Early childhood professionals, including speech-language pathologists (SLPs), are working to meet the federal mandate of access to and progress in the general curriculum for children with disabilities. A promising approach to achieving this mandate is a multitiered model of support that has as its foundation a high-quality, universally designed curriculum. Following a brief description of the components of this model, the discussion shifts to a focus on the individualization components. Children's individualized needs for supports are provided through instructional individualization, including curriculum modifications and embedded learning opportunities. Implications: Implementation of a multitiered model of support has direct implications for the SLP working in preschool settings. The decision for when and what form the supports should take is determined through assessment and by linking desired child outcomes to curriculum content and the individualized child supports. In order to be an effective team member in this process, the SLP must understand the concepts and specific strategies that form the foundation for each tier.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A