DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION
I have been designing an instructional system since 2008. I call it Developmentally Appropriate Instruction (DAI). It is a system that starts with a student probe I call the DAI Assessment. The results of the probe should give an IEP team the developmental information about the student. The team can then design adaptive instruction to meet the specific, individualized needs of the student with Developmentally Determined Varying Abilities (DDVAs).
In short DAI supports the instructional pedagogy that is based on designing instruction for each individual student which conorms with that student's developmental level rather than grade or age level. Thus, a high school student with a developmental age of 4 years, might never succeed in a regular education setting where peers have a developmental level of teenagers.
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE DAI ASSESSMENT SYSTEM.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VERBAL COMMUNICATION DOMAIN OF THE DAI ASSESSMENT.
DAI Verbal Communication Domain
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DAI Instructional Design Process
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