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Browder, Diane M.; Spooner, Fred; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Harris, Amber A.; Wakeman, Shawnee – Exceptional Children, 2008
This article reports on a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of 68 experiments on teaching mathematics to individuals with significant cognitive disabilities. Most of the studies in the review addressed numbers and computation or measurement. Within the computation studies identified, most focused on counting, calculation, or number…
Descriptors: Research Design, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation
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Iavarone, Alessandro; Patruno, Maria; Galeone, Filomena; Chieffi, Sergio; Carlomagno, Sergio – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
Special ability in computing the day of the week from given dates was observed in a 18 years old male, L.E., suffering from autism. Neuropsychological testing revealed severe deficits in all cognitive domains and poor explicit knowledge of calendar structure. The subject scored well above the chance level on dates of the past and future decades.…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Autism, Cognitive Ability, Computation
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Diz, P.; Limeres, J.; Salgado, A. F. P.; Tomas, I.; Delgado, L. F.; Vazquez, E.; Feijoo, J. F. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
Determining a child's chronological age and stage of maturation is particularly important in fields such as paediatrics, orthopaedics, and orthodontics, as well as in forensic and anthropological studies. Some systemic conditions can cause abnormal physiological maturation, and skeletal maturation is usually more delayed than dental maturation.…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Age, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy
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Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 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…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Mental Retardation, Self Contained Classrooms, Computation
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Browder, Diane M.; Grasso, Edward – Remedial and Special Education, 1999
A review of the literature identified 43 studies that provided instruction in money skills for individuals with mental retardation. Most studies taught money skills in the context of making purchases or classroom instruction on money computation. Guidelines are offered for research and practice. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation
Nevin, Ann, Ed. – 2000
The result of a school-university partnership to prepare future special educators, this collection of lesson plans is designed to teach self-determination across the K-12 curriculum to empower students with disabilities. All of the lessons have been implemented within a micro-teaching demonstration with special education interns. Lesson plans are…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Roberts, Jane; Mazzocco, Michele M. M.; Murphy, Melissa M.; Hoehn-Saric, Rudolf – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
The present study was carried out to examine physiological arousal modulation (heart activity and skin conductance), across baseline and cognitive tasks, in females with fragile X or Turner syndrome and a comparison group of females with neither syndrome. Relative to the comparison group, for whom a greater increase in skin conductance was…
Descriptors: Females, Mental Computation, Arithmetic, Arousal Patterns
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Lin, E.; Balogh, R.; Cobigo, V.; Ouellette-Kuntz, H.; Wilton, A. S.; Lunsky, Y. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience high rates of physical and mental health problems; yet their health care is often inadequate. Information about their characteristics and health services needs is critical for planning efficient and equitable services. A logical source of such information is…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Disability Identification, Data Analysis
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Lazarus, Carrie; Autry, Andy; Baio, Jon; Avchen, Rachel Nonkin; Braun, Kim Van Nardeen – American Journal on Mental Retardation, 2007
Prevalence estimates often use U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the population as denominator data. Postcensal estimates are population estimates produced following a decennial census. Intercensal estimates are surrounded by 2 census years and supersede postcensal estimates. In this report we describe prevalence estimates in Atlanta for mental…
Descriptors: Incidence, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy
DeBonis, Donna M.; And Others – Academic Therapy, 1982
Learning disabled, educable mentally retarded, trainable mentally retarded, and gifted students (fifth through eighth grade) participated in a supplemental computer-assisted project in the Farrell Middle School (Farrell, Pennsylvania) to improve students' skills in the areas of computation, concept development, problem solving, and application.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Gifted
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Peniston, Eugene G. – 1977
The effectiveness of a prescriptive teaching program on the reading, arithmetic, and linguistic development of 35 institutionalized mentally retarded children (mean age 12 years) was investigated. A prescriptive, precision teaching approach was used, along with positive reinforcement in the curriculum areas of reading, mathematical computations,…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Institutionalized Persons
Cotter, Vance W.; Spradlin, Joseph E. – 1971
In the first of three studies, A Nonverbal Technique for Studying Music Preference, a free operant technique was used for determining the type of music most preferred, and therefore most likely to function as a reinforcer, for 66 retarded children (ages 9-20, IQ range 34-69). In the second study, Effects of Noncontingent Music on Addition…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Exceptional Child Research, Mathematics, Mental Retardation
Nevin, Ann, Ed. – 2000
This collection of lesson plans is designed to help students with disabilities meet Arizona academic standards and learn different types of self-determination skills. Lesson plans are provided for students in grades K-12 with different disabilities and address: (1) oral language, including identifying homonyms; (2) reading acquisition, including…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Suppes, Patrick – 1972
Reviewed was research on the development of the cognitive skills of language, concept formation, and arithmetic in children handicapped by blindness, mental retardation, or deafness. Research on the language skills of the blind included a rejection of sensory compensation, while research on language in the retarded was seen to focus on linguistic…
Descriptors: Blindness, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Deafness
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Paterson, Sarah J.; Girelli, Luisa; Butterworth, Brian; Karmiloff-Smith, Annette – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2006
Background: Several theorists maintain that exact number abilities rely on language-relevant processes whereas approximate number calls on visuo-spatial skills. We chose two genetic disorders, Williams syndrome and Down's syndrome, which differ in their relative abilities in verbal versus spatial skills, to examine this hypothesis. Five…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Mental Age, Age, Mental Retardation
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