Two Approaches to Teaching Content Standards to Students with Intellectual Disabilities: UDL and Explicit Instruction

Virtual Paper ID: 55867
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    Katherine M. Cooper
    Greater Louisville Education Cooperative University of Louisville
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    Debra Bauder
    University of Louisville

Abstract: Teachers can create learning environments that engage all learners, by using the concepts of UDL and explicit instruction. By embedding adapted text, picture supports, objects, and assistive technology into lessons, one can provide the UDL themes of multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression. Extension activities reinforce literacy concepts and vocabulary, but also allow teachers to work on content standards from other subjects, such as math, science, social studies, and writing. While these activities take time, planning, and creativity, teachers can build on what they’ve created each year to make lessons richer over time.


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