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Promoting Personally Relevant Access To The General Mathematics Curriculum For Students With Intellectual Disability, Jennifer Elizabeth Cook Aug 2020

Promoting Personally Relevant Access To The General Mathematics Curriculum For Students With Intellectual Disability, Jennifer Elizabeth Cook

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Providing access to the general curriculum for students with intellectual disability (ID) has been a topic of debate in the field of low-incidence disabilities (e.g., Ayers et al., 2011; Trela & Jimenez, 2013). Researchers (e.g., Spooner et al., 2006; Trela & Jimenez, 2013) generally agree that students with ID should have access to the general academic curriculum, but some (e.g., Ayers et al., 2011) are concerned that adhering to a standards-based academic curriculum may not lead to independence. Trela and Jimenez (2013) proposed the term personally relevant to describe curriculum modifications for students with ID. Personally relevant modifications provide individualized …