Assistive Technology WebQuest

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Assistive Technology WebQuest

  1. 1. Working with Students with Special Needs<br />
  2. 2. Identifying Special Needs Students<br />Teacher feels that student is not on grade level and struggling<br />RTI gets involved<br />RTI does not work then referral to school psychologist <br />The school psychologist test the students <br />If students qualify, they are then placed in the special education program <br />Students with special needs are identified by their area of disability<br />
  3. 3. Students with special needs come with labels<br />Specific Learning Disability<br />Mildly Intellectually Disabled<br />Other Health Impaired<br />Severely Intellectually Disabled<br />Moderately Intellectually Disabled<br />Profound Intellectually Disabled<br />
  4. 4. The IDEA Law Requires that Students with Disabilities <br />Have access to Least Restrictive Environment<br />"Least restrictive environment" means that a student who has a disability should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers, to the greatest extent appropriate. They should have access to the general education curriculum, extracurricular activities, or any other program that non-disabled peers would be able to access. The student should be provided with supplementary aids and services necessary to achieve educational goals if placed in a setting with non-disabled peers. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_Restrictive_Environment)<br />
  5. 5. Inclusive Environment<br />Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled students. Implementation of these practices varies. Schools most frequently use them for selected students with mild to severe special needs.<br />
  6. 6. Who decides on the LRE<br />The IEP team decides on the services that the student will receive<br />The IEP team will also decide what accommodations the student will receive <br />Accommodations are put in place in order to help the student access the LRE<br />
  7. 7. Working with students with ADD/ADHD<br />Students that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD often need help with Organization. <br />Give student a hard copy of how you want the class notebook organized<br />Give student dividers and label dividers for them<br />When copying notes from board give student a skeleton copy so that they can fill in while following along.<br />
  8. 8. Working with students with Mild Learning Disability<br />Note taking assistance-Give skeleton Notes<br />When writing-students may need a computer to help with spelling, organization and final drafts on papers.<br />Math- Use of calculator <br />Reading difficulties- Use of e-books or books on tape <br />Copy of finished notes with examples of work may be given at the end of class to take home for parental assistance on homework<br />
  9. 9. Working with students with Auditory Disabilities<br />Students with auditory disabilities may need an FM system<br />Seat close to teacher and board<br />Captioned videos when watching movie or TV <br />Provide a copy of notes <br />Talking text<br />Bold face key vocabulary when displaying on smart board<br />

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