What is the criterion recommended in "A Strategy for Developing Chronological-Age-Appropriate and Functional Curricular Content for Severely Handicapped Adolescents and Young Adults" to decide instructional goals and curriculum?
The curriculum and instructional goals in "A Strategy for Developing Chronological-Age-Appropriate and Functional Curricular Content for Severely Handicapped Adolescents and Young Adults" are based on the idea of a top down approach, instead of the bottom up approach adopted by many school districts. Brown and others propose a curriculum that teaches functional skills that are chronologically age appropriate and are taught in natural environments. (Brown, Branston, Nietupski, Pumpian, Certo, & Gruenewald 2012)
Functional skills are skills that individuals with disabilities learn in order to have more independence, privacy, dignity and choices. The more skills they learn the less emotional, financial and social burdens they will be to others. These functional skills ...
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