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ERIC Number: EJ890578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Effectiveness of the Touch Math Technique in Teaching Addition Skills to Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Calik, Nuray Can; Kargin, Tevhide
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n1 p195-204 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, generalizability, and the permanency of the instruction with the touch math technique. Direct instruction was used to the instruction of the basic summation skills of the students with mild intellectual disabilities. A multiple probe design across the subjects was used in this study. The participants included three students with mild intellectual disabilities in inclusive classrooms. They were second grader and their ages were 7-8 years old. The results of the study show that the use of touch math technique, based on direct instruction approach is effective in teaching the basic summation skills to the students with mild intellectual disabilities. The social validity results demonstrated that all the teachers have positive views towards the touch math technique and express that they would use this technique in their classes. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey