Instructional Methods and Materials

Last Updated: 8/10/2020 7:55 PM

Developing and implementing a functional curriculum for students with moderate and severe disabilities requires a through understanding of student abilities, interests and support needs, as well as a knowledge of competencies required to successfully function in home, school, employment and community environments.  Instruction must be individualized to student needs.  Knowing what to teach is only part of the process.  It is also necessary to know how and what strategies to implement.

Instructional Methods:

  • Whole group, small group and 1-1 instruction
  • Specific training in multiple settings - this helps with generalization
  • Task analysis
  • Picture schedules/picture cues
  • Prompts (visual, gestural, verbal)
  • Modeling
  • Hand-over-hand assistance
  • Use of short concise language
  • Adapt the time allotted and allowed for learning, task completion or testing
  • Consistent feedback


Instructional Materials:
  • High Frequency Words
  • Boardmaker
  • News 2 You
  • Touch math and money manipulatives
  • Life Skills Lessons
  • Raz Kids
  • PCI Reading Program
  • Edmark Reading Program
  • Edmodo
  • Learning A-Z


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