This 6-page laminated reference guide serves
as a valuable tool for teachers, paraeducators, and other educators who are
responsible for ensuring students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
and/or other developmental disabilities acquire the foundation skills
that will enable them to participate in the Common Core State Standards
curriculum in mathematics.
Written by Leslie Broun, this guide focuses on visual
performance skills, which are critical elements of early learning and
comprise the foundation of math comprehension. Many students with ASD and
certain other learning disabilities have difficulty mastering visual
performance skills, leaving them ill- equipped to learn advanced mathematical
concepts and achieve competency in numeracy.
This guide presents step-by-step exercises teachers
can use to help students acquire each of the following key visual performance
principle (same and different)
of color, shape, and size
In addition, the guide recommends general strategies for
working with these students, writing IEP goals for visual performance skills,
and making useful accommodations for instruction and assessment. Utilizing
these and other accommodations adheres to the framework of Universal
Design for Learning (UDL), which calls for flexibility in the way
information is presented, the way students respond or demonstrate their
knowledge, and the way students are engaged.
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