Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

Using an Exploratory Approach to Help Children with Autism Learn Mathematics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Keywords

autism and mathematics, preschool mathematics, effective mathematics strategies for children with autism, mathematics for pre-school age children with autism

Publication Title

Creative Education

Volume

1

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

The exploratory study was carried out at a Choice school located in Davie, Florida. Thirty-four pre-school students with autism and their integrated, typically developing peers received 3 months of mathematics instruction during their regular school day. The purpose of the study was to identify the effective uses of instructional strategies that will impact students’ learning. Instruction consisted of both direct and embedded instruction derived from the Project MIND curriculum (Su, 2002). A comparing of the rates of acquisition of math skills for students with autism who received intervention with students with autism who did not receive intervention revealed information about the specific learning abilities of students.

DOI

10.4236/ce.2010.13023

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