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Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences
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Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences

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We all have students who have different learning needs in our classrooms. Many of these needs interfere with their learning. So what can we do? Participants of this workshop will learn about different …

We all have students who have different learning needs in our classrooms. Many of these needs interfere with their learning. So what can we do? Participants of this workshop will learn about different learning disabilities, their definitions, and some easy strategies to implement immediately to help their struggling students. Strategies will address both academic and behavioral needs. This workshop is suitable for classroom teachers looking for basic accommodations that get results.

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  • 1. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Strategies That Work... ! Simple Accommodations You Can Make in Your Classroom to Help Students With Learning Differences ! By Lori Boll
  • 2. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 3. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Today’s Take-Aways • Dysgraphia • Auditory Processing Disorder • ADD/Executive Functioning • Sensory Processing Disorder Strategies for children with the following needs:
  • 4. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Modifications & Accommodations: ! What’s the Difference?
  • 5. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Modifications Accommodations Documentation not required on report cards All students or those diagnosed w/ mild to mod. disabilities No change to assessment or grading criteria Different methods of meeting learning expectation Documented by IEP & on report card For those with significant disabilities Different assessment criteria/ Grades may be modified Different learning expectations Offer all students equal access to learning Pelletier, Kristen, Kevin Bartlett, William Powell, and Ochan Kusama-Powell. The New Frontier: Inclusion; A Practical Guide for School Leaders. Brussells: ECIS, 2011. Print.
  • 6. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Dysgraphia Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper Editorial Staff. "What is Dysgraphia?." National Center for Learning Disabilities – LD.org. N.p., 9 Dec. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ncld.org/ld-basics/ld-aamp-language/writing/dysgraphia>
  • 7. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Dysgraphia • graphic organizers • slanted writing space • Quicktime recording for verbal response • voice to text software • raised line paper • large graph paper for math • record lectures • provide partially completed outline of lecture
  • 8. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Dysgraphia • graphic organizers • slanted writing space • Quicktime recording for verbal response • voice to text software • raised line paper • large graph paper for math • record lectures • provide partially completed outline of lecture
  • 9. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 10. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 11. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Singer, Bonnie. "Architects For Learning." Architects For Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2012. <http:// www.architectsforlearning.com
  • 12. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 13. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 14. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Slant Board
  • 15. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Before After
  • 16. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Next Steps
  • 17. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Teacher objective - Are the students emotionally invested in the Human Rights unit? Do they have questions about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Quicktime
  • 18. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Singer, Bonnie. "Architects For Learning." Architects For Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2012. <http://www.architectsforlearning.com
  • 19. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Auditory Processing Difficulties in the processing of auditory information in the central nervous system. "(Central) Auditory Processing Disorders—The Role of the Audiologist." American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | ASHA. ASHA, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.asha.org/docs/html/PS2005-00114.html>.
  • 20. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Strategies • UseVisuals • Provide partially completed outline of lecture notes • Scaffold assignments • Graphic Organizers
  • 21. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Strategies • UseVisuals • Provide partially completed outline of lecture notes • Scaffold assignments • Graphic Organizers
  • 22. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Language Expressive Language Receptive Language
  • 23. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Quiz Time: Expressive or Receptive Language Problem?
  • 24. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 25. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 26. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Functioning • Visuals • Scaffold assignments • Graphic Organizers
  • 27. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Functioning • Visuals • Scaffold assignments • Graphic Organizers
  • 28. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Definition: The brain-based skills that are required for humans to execute, or perform, tasks Dawson, Peg, and Richard Guare. Smart but scattered: the revolutionary "executive skills" approach to helping kids reach their potential. New York: Guilford Press, 2009. Print.
  • 29. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Skills • Response Inhibition • Emotional Control • Sustained Attention • Task Initiation • Goal-directed Persistence • Organization • Time Management • Planning/Prioritizing • Working Memory • Metacognition • Flexibility
  • 30. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Skills Involving Doing (behavior) • Response Inhibition • Emotional Control • Sustained Attention • Task Initiation • Goal-directed Persistence • Organization • Time Management • Planning/Prioritizing • Working Memory • Metacognition • Flexibility
  • 31. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Skills Involving Thinking (Cognition) • Response Inhibition • Emotional Control • Sustained Attention • Task Initiation • Goal-directed Persistence • Organization • Time Management • Planning/Prioritizing • Working Memory • Metacognition • Flexibility
  • 32. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 33. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Executive Functioning • Visuals • Scaffold assignments • Graphic Organizers
  • 34. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.meInternational School Manila, 6th grade classroom
  • 35. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me 3rd grade lesson plan
  • 36. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me What could make this better for children with difficulties with Executive Functioning?
  • 37. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Scaffolding • Breaking up learning into chunks • Then providing a tool or structure for each chunk • Scaffolding is DIFFERENT than differentiation • Scaffolding should be done for all children • Take “They should be able to do this” out of your vocabulary.
  • 38. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Champ, Birdie. "Zone of Proximal Development." Birdie Champ: Thoughts on Education. N.p., 1 Mar. 2010. Web. 6 May 2012. <birdiechamp.files.wordpress.com/ 2010/03/vygotsky-levels-flat-copy.jpg>.
  • 39. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 40. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 41. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Boll, Michael. "Language Arts – Mr. Boll." Mr. Boll - bringing the joy of technology to the masses. N.p., 5 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mrboll.com/?page_id=14>.
  • 42. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Creative Writing Planning Guide ! 1. Brainstorm out ideas for a story 2. Decide what type of story it will be (Write Source p. 350). Use the ideas below, or come up with your own. o The Rescue o The Union o The Underdog o The Decision o Rivalry 3. Organization: (p. 347) 1. Beginning 2. Rising action 3. High point 4. Ending 4. Come up with a list of characters for the story. Fill out the table below. I have done one as an example. ! ! ! ! Character Personality Appearance Other Tarek Heroic and confident at odd times  Outwardly shy most of the time.  Messy and patriotic. Tall and strong. Very athletic, but terrible at basketball. From the Middle East Boll, Michael. "Language Arts – Mr. Boll." Mr. Boll - bringing the joy of technology to the masses. N.p., 5 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mrboll.com/?page_id=14>.
  • 43. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Homework Plan Language Arts Social Studies Math Science check blog check blog check blog check blog Write Source pg. 4-6 verbs Intro to story Read chapter 2 in text 7.3 problems 1-30 odds Review for test on Friday Finish lab report due Wed.
  • 44. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 45. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Frustration Alert! Work is not complete until it is turned in! As teachers we may need to help our students. Asking for it may not be enough.
  • 46. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Visualizing Behavior
  • 47. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 48. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 49. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me
  • 50. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Sensory Processing • sensory breaks • sticky tac/fidgets/ paperclips • yoga balls • weighted pens/ markers/crayons • headphones/hats • bungee chords • crunchy/chewy food • heavy work • enclosed space • standing desk
  • 51. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Sensory Processing • sensory breaks • sticky tac/fidgets/ paperclips • yoga balls • weighted pens/ markers/crayons • headphones/hats • bungee chords • crunchy/chewy food • heavy work • enclosed space • standing desk
  • 52. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Sensory Break
  • 53. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me What would it feel like for me? Imagine...
  • 54. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Jensen, E. (2000, November). Movement with the Brain in Mind. Educational Leadership, na, 34-36. From the blog “New Adventures in First Grade”
  • 55. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me http://safcoproducts.com/saf/en/US/Safco/cms/static/alphabetter/index.html
  • 56. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Calming Strategies Heavy Work Lap-buddy Comfortable Enclosure Nelson, Kimberly. "Mrs. Nelson's Class - MrsNelsonsClass.com." Mrs. Nelson's Class - MrsNelsonsClass.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mrsnelsonsclass.com/teacherre
  • 57. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Alerting Strategies Lehrer, Jonah. "The Cognitive Benefits of Chewing Gum." Wired Science. N.p., 29 Nov. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2012. <www.wired.com/ wiredscience/2011/11/the-cognitive-benefits-of-chewing-gum/ > Chewy or Crunchy Snacks Push-ups Crab Walk
  • 58. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Noise Cancellation Headphones A Hat Indoors Over Sensitivity to Sound and Light
  • 59. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me Recommended Reading
  • 60. Lori Boll | Academic Counselor | www.LoriBoll.me For more information • National Center for Learning Disabilities • Brainframes • Sensory Activities

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