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ERIC Number: EJ905881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Increasing Skill Performances of Problem Solving in Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Cote, Debra; Pierce, Tom; Higgins, Kyle; Miller, Susan; Tandy, Richard; Sparks, Shannon
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n4 p512-524 Dec 2010
Problem-solving instruction facilitates children in becoming successful real-world problem solvers. Research that incorporates problem-solving instruction has been limited for students with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities. However, this population of students needs increased opportunities to learn the skills of problem solving. Using a problem-solving strategy, four students with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities were taught to identify problems and possible solutions, identify best solutions, and self-evaluate. A multiple-probe design was used to increase students' skill performances of problem solving. Data suggested that all students learned to identify problems and possible solutions. In addition, students generalized and applied their problem-solving skills during role-play sessions. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A