Physical Structure Take Note! What is it? Physical Structure refers to the organization of the physical learning environment. It takes into consideration the amount/type and use of furniture within the physical space. Why is it important? The physical environment presents many barriers for students experiencing sensory, Behavioral and communication difficulties. Effective Physical Structure ensures staff & student safety & security.
Physical Structure Take Note! What do I need to know about it? visual
students to promote optimal _______________ in the learning process. engagement mobile
Boundaries should be_________ to provide
flexibility for change.
Physical Structure Take Note! What do I need to know about it?
Physical Structure should be re-examined and __________ as students require ________
support. adjusted less over-structure
Do not _________________by providing
unnecessary supports. Data can be collected to assist in making decisions for _________ supports. fading
Characteristics of effective physical structure in the classroom What do teachers think about the importance of physical structure? Structuring the classroom for diverse learners Structuring the play center
How does physical structure support student needs?
Individual think/write Think of a student whom you are supporting outside of your structured classroom. What elements of physical structure must you consider in order for this student to be successful in general education/campus settings?
Video Review How do these teachers use physical structure and organization to support individual learner profile? Look for evidence of…
Physical Structuresummary Refers to the way in which we set-up and organize the physical environment Teaches boundaries (where an area begins and ends) Minimizes distractions (visual and auditory) Increases student independence Conveys expectations