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ERIC Number: EJ915091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Addition of Functional Content during Core Content Instruction with Students with Moderate Disabilities
Collins, Belva C.; Hager, Karen L.; Galloway, Carey Creech
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n1 p22-39 Mar 2011
The purpose of this investigation was to add functional content during core content instruction of language arts, science, and math. The investigation involved three middle school students with moderate disabilities who participated in the state's alternate assessment. During instruction using a constant time delay procedure to teach required grade level core content, the special education instructor added functional content as follows: (a) language arts-information found in the news added to grade level sight word vocabulary, (b) science-cooking skills or appropriate dress for weather conditions added to the properties of elements in the periodic table, and (c) math-computation of sales tax for items appearing in advertisements added to order of operations. The results showed that students could learn, maintain, and generalize both types of content presented within the same lesson. (Contains 2 tables and 3 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