Intellectual Disability

10 Research-Based Tips for Enhancing Literacy Instruction for Students With Intellectual Disability
This article offers a set of research-based tips for special education teachers, general education teachers, and other members of IEP teams to consider when planning literacy instruction for students with ID to maximize student outcomes. 
Authors: Christopher J. Lemons, Jill H. Allor, Stephanie Al Otaiba, and Lauren M. LeJeune
Publication Date: October 2016
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library
A wide variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software and professional development materials are available free of charge to Arizona school personnel.
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Intellectual Disability
This fact sheet defines, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Legacies and Trends in Concepts and Educational Practices
The purpose of this article is to assess certain aspects of educational programs and practices for students with mild intellectual disability.
Authors: Edward A. Polloway, Jacqueline Lubin, J. David Smith, and James R. Patton
Publication Date: March 2010
Publisher: Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Perspectives of Students With Intellectual Disabilities About Their Experiences With Paraprofessional Support
Perspectives of students with disabilities are notably absent from research about special education paraprofessionals. This study begins filling that gap by interviewing 16 young adults with intellectual disabilities about their experiences attending general education classes with paraprofessional support.
Authors: Stephen Broer, Mary Beth Doyle, and Michael Giangreco
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Research-Based Practices for Creating Access to the General Curriculum in Reading and Literacy for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities
This literature review relating to literacy instruction for students with significant intellectual disabilities describes the multiple components of comprehensive instruction and identifies research-based practices that address and support learning in each of these areas.
Authors: Karen Erickson, Gretchen Hanser, Penelope Hatch, and Eric Sanders
Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities to Read: An Experimental Examination of a Comprehensive Reading Intervention
These findings demonstrated that students with moderate ID can learn basic reading skills given consistent, explicit, and comprehensive reading instruction across an extended period of time.
Authors: Jill H. Allor, Patricia G. Mathes, J. Kyle Roberts, Francesca G. Jones, and Tammi M. Champlin
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children