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Chapter 5 An Ecological Approach to Identifying Curriculum Content for Inclusive Settings
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Quick Review so far…. . People with moderate to severe disabilities are a diverse, challenging, and rewarding group with whom to work. Generally speaking, the term “moderate to severe” applies to children, adolescents and adults who have been labeled moderately mentally retarded, severe and profoundly handicapped, autistic, deaf, blind or severely emotionally disturbed.
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Learning characteristics: They learn at a significantly slower rate than their peers w/o disabilities. Experience difficulty in maintaining the skills/knowledge they have acquired. Have greater difficulty in generalizing skills learned in one setting to a different situation (makes sense to train them in the natural setting) Finally, it is difficult for them to combine skills that have been taught separately.
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Cognitive Ability vs. Adaptive Behavior Cognitive Ability = General capacity to reason, plan, problem-solve, abstract thought, comprehension and ability to learn. Adaptive Behavior
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