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Parent opinions of a structured functional curriculum for students with significant intellectual disabilities

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anne Elizabeth Bowen (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Lori Unruh

Abstract: The present study examined parental opinions of a structured functional curriculum for children who have significant intellectual disabilities. Parents from the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District in North Carolina whose children were involved in a new structured functional curriculum were asked to participate in this study and provide their opinion regarding the current curriculum. A significant relationship was found between parent familiarity with the curriculum and overall satisfaction with the program. There were no significant differences in parent opinions based on grade level of child or amount of time their child spent in a general education classroom. Further research is needed in order to obtain more information regarding parent opinions of their child’s curriculum.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2009
Subjects
Children with mental disabilities -- Education
Parents of children with disabilities