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ERIC Number: EJ950772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Teaching Money Computation Skills to High School Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities via the TouchMath[C] Program: A Multi-Sensory Approach
Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p544-555 Dec 2011
This study investigated the effects of the TouchMath[C] program (Bullock, Pierce,&McClellan, 1989) to teach students with mild intellectual disabilities to subtract 3-digit money computational problems with regrouping. Three students with mild intellectual disabilities in high school received instruction in a special education mathematics self-contained classroom. A multiple-probe across participants design (Alberto & Troutman, 2009) was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the TouchMath[C] program using the "touch-points" strategy to facilitate the student's mathematics performance. The results revealed the TouchMath[C] program improved all three of the students' ability to subtract 3-digit mathematics operations using money applications; however, maintenance results were mixed, as the students exhibited difficulty with maintaining the necessary skills once the intervention was withdrawn. Limitations, recommendations for classroom teachers and future research directions are presented. (Contains 1 table 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: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A