Early Numeracy Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities

Diane M. Browder, Bree A. Jimenez, Fred Spooner, Alicia Saunders, Melissa Hudson, Keri S. Bethune
2013 Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities  
Competence in early numeracy skills highly correlate with success in mathematics in later years; however, many students, including students with moderate and severe disabilities, lack a sound foundation in early numeracy skills. For this population, the gaps in skills widen as students progress through academic years, making it more difficult for students to access the general curriculum, and consequently, students exit school without the skills needed for the 21st century. This article
more » ... a conceptual model for teaching early numeracy skills to elementary students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities, as well as pilot research in both special and general education settings. Limitations and suggestions for future research are included. Keywords: mathematics | severe disabilities | moderate disability | severe disability | access to the general curriculum inclusion Article:
doi:10.2511/027494813805327205 fatcat:qukj3a3x6nd53dq5nuggh427vq