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Teaching Early Numeracy to Children with Developmental Disabilities

Teaching Early Numeracy to Children with Developmental Disabilities

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October 2020 | 176 pages | Corwin UK

This practical guide for teaching numeracy to children with a developmental disability is based on core concepts from the landmark Mathematics Recovery® text Teaching Number (aka ‘the green book’) that have been adapted for children with developmental disabilities.

It sets out key principles of teaching and learning underpinning an evidence-based teaching approach and provides clear guidance on how educators can plan and implement a structured teaching program so that every child can be given a positive experience in learning numeracy and achieve significant outcomes, maximizing their potential.

The book is supported by a comprehensive set of online resources for use in the classroom, including 90+ lesson plans carefully tailored to provide sequenced learning experiences for children and school students who may need them most...

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Mathematics Recovery
Chapter 3: Adapting Mathematics Recovery
Chapter 4: Motivating students with developmental disabilities to learn
Chapter 5: Discrete-trial teaching
Chapter 6: Using prompts in teaching
Chapter 7: Ensuring learning lasts
Chapter 8: Preparing to teach

This very useful book adapts the Maths Recovery Programme to suit the learning needs of students with a developmental disability. It provides an extensive and detailed approach to assessment, learning and teaching that embodies evidence-based best practice.

Charlotte Madine
Chair, Mathematics Recovery Council UK & Ireland

This much needed book is an essential read not only for educators but for educational leaders everywhere. The plea to maintain high aspirations when teaching numeracy to children with developmental disabilities resonates throughout each chapter as the authors skilfully challenge misconceptions and offer practical solutions. This book is a vital tool in maximising the numeracy potential of all children and I wish somebody had given this to me when I became a maths teacher more than 15 years ago.

Professor Adam Boddison
University of Wolverhampton, and Chief Executive of the National Association for Special Educational Needs

Corinna Grindle

Dr Corinna F. Grindle is an associate professor at the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), University of Warwick, UK. Corinna obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick, and her PhD at the University of Southampton, in 2004. She has over 25 years’ experience working with children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. Corinna has taught university courses for teachers and specialists regarding autism, developmental disabilities, curriculum design and effective instruction. She has been invited to present at national and international conferences regarding... More About Author

Richard P. Hastings

Richard P. Hastings is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research at the University of Warwick, UK, and Monash Warwick Professor in the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology at Monash University, Australia. Richard is an internationally leading researcher focused on children and adults with developmental disabilities (especially intellectual disability and/or autism) and their families, and one of the highest cited special education researchers internationally. His research interests include mental health and well-being in schools, and developing and testing... More About Author

Robert J Wright

Dr Robert J. (Bob) Wright holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. He is an adjunct professor in mathematics education at Southern Cross University in New South Wales. Bob is an inter­nationally recognized leader in assessment and instruction relating to children’s early arithmetical knowledge and strategies, publishing six books, and many articles and papers in this field. His work over the last 25 years has included the development of the Mathematics Recovery Program, which focuses on providing... More About Author