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Special Education Strategies in Social Studies and Science

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As a current or future leader in special education, describe the research-based instructional strategies, practices, and methodologies for students with intellectual disabilities in social studies and science that you would expect to see utilized by the educators in your district with students who have been identified with intellectual disabilities. In your analysis, ensure you describe the classroom situation, provide a description of how you would expect to see the teacher interact with students, and explain how you would characterize students as actively engaged in the learning process.

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As a leader in special education, some research-based instructional strategies, practices, and methodologies for students with intellectual disabilities in social studies and science that I would expect to see utilized by the educators in my district with students who have been identified with intellectual disabilities would be ones that focus on teaching learning strategies to students as well as content, such as mnemonic instruction, for example. Experts demonstrate how mnemonics "has been promoted as an effective strategy to teach students with learning problems including learning disabilities (LD) or mild intellectual disability (MID" (Lubin & Polloway, 2016, p. 207) in the content areas of science and social studies to enhance students' performances.

Within the content specific classrooms, I would expect to see the teacher interacting with students in a highly sensory-based, creative, student-centered, multiple intelligence, and active manner, one that would involve songs, dances, poems, chants, and raps to reinforce the mnemonic devices. These tactics are effective since they have "been used in special and general education for decades as a way to convert difficult-to-remember concepts into more memorable ones. Mnemonic ...

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600 words of notes and references offer ideas on how to empower special education students and teachers in the content areas of science and social studies.

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