How do you create accessible mathematics instruction for early learners, including young children with disabilities and older students with significant cognitive disabilities? This session will help educators understand the development of conceptual mathematical skills, how to build a foundation for mathematical thinking and how to adapt mathematics instruction to make it accessible and meaningful to early math learners. Participants will gain an understanding of the progression of math skill development in young children, and how to foster this in children with disabilities. A variety of low and high tech resources aligned with foundational mathematics skills will be explored along with best practices in utilizing these resources to support students develop the skills needed to build a conceptual understanding of early mathematics.
- Define nine foundational mathematics skills that children typically acquire that are often challenging for children with disabilities.
- Identify three apps and three concrete resources that support children with disabilities in acquiring foundational mathematics skills through play and exploration.
- Discuss four resources that can be used to support professional development in mathematics instruction for special educators.
Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12
Administrators; AT Specialists; Curriculum and Instruction; Educators; Family Members; Instructional Technologist; Occupational Therapists; Paraprofessionals; Physical Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Special Education Educators; Teachers of the Visually Impaired
ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs
This course is offered for the following CEUs: AOTA; IACET
This course is offered for the following number of CEUs: 1.0 CEU Hours and 0.1 CEU Units.
Prairie Lakes AEA
Tiffanie Zaugg is an assistive technology coordinator at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency. Tiffanie is also the lead for the Assistive Technology Leadership Team for the State of Iowa. Tiffanie also resides on the states Students with Significant Disabilities Advisory Team and Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency lead. Tiffanie also resides on numerous teams within Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency. Tiffanie presents at various assistive technology conferences held in the State of Iowa. Tiffanie has a master’s in special education and was previously a special education teacher. Tiffanie has also judged for the CoDIe awards. Tiffanie is an ISTE Certified Educator.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
I am employed by Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency and do contract work with the Iowa Department of Education.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
I have previously judged the CODiE awards