Addressing Students Needs<br />Created by: Jennifer Baker<br />
Shift your focus away from their academic shortfalls <br />They are often dealing with:<br />Inner frustration that can le...
Focusing on their strengths as learners<br />Developing problem-solving skills <br />Teaching the student to become an adv...
The goal is reduce frustration and or distraction<br />Methods:<br />Post a schedule of daily routines, expected behaviors...
Limit choices in the curriculum<br />Use appropriate positive reinforcers that motivate the student<br />Limit the use of ...
Low tech intervention strategies:<br />Stress balls<br />Allowing students to stand during an activity <br />Having studen...
Use of software to couple key concepts with illustrations or graphics<br />Laptops <br />Text to speech software<br />Word...
Educational Accommodations and Interventions:<br />Incorporate different pedagogies for diverse learning styles<br />Provi...
Use of sign language<br /><ul><li>Use of pictorial representations to translate student understanding of concrete concepts...
Encourage participation
Have broad concepts placed on a visible charts in the classroom
Have a peer assist when necessary
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  1. 1. Addressing Students Needs<br />Created by: Jennifer Baker<br />
  2. 2. Shift your focus away from their academic shortfalls <br />They are often dealing with:<br />Inner frustration that can lead to depression<br />Difficulties interacting with peers<br />Poor understanding of language<br />Poor self-concepts<br />High levels of anxiety<br />Inability to cope<br />Feelings of inferiority<br />Unstable home life<br />An Insight Into Their World of Students Dealing With Disabilities<br />
  3. 3. Focusing on their strengths as learners<br />Developing problem-solving skills <br />Teaching the student to become an advocate for themselves and their disorder - empowering<br />Setting realistic expectations and goals<br />Incorporating behavior strategies that reach for the target behavior <br />Providing the student with opportunities to tutor or assist other students – they naturally want to help others <br />Teachers Have the Power to Counteract the Effects of ADHD and Mild Leaning Disabilities by:<br />
  4. 4. The goal is reduce frustration and or distraction<br />Methods:<br />Post a schedule of daily routines, expected behaviors, and assignments that are due<br />Rearrange the desks to avoid distractions<br />Incorporate progress checks to ensure that work is completed and they are organized<br />Pre-teach material to provide sufficient background info<br />Ensure instructions are clear and concise so the student is not overwhelmed<br />Assign the student a peer to assist them during classroom instruction<br />Teach the student study skills such as note taking <br />Instructional Practices<br />
  5. 5. Limit choices in the curriculum<br />Use appropriate positive reinforcers that motivate the student<br />Limit the use of punishments<br />Help them to channel their energy<br />Challenge yourself as an educator to seek promising emerging methods <br />Incorporate assistive technologies – determine the student’s level of need<br />Instructional Practices<br />
  6. 6. Low tech intervention strategies:<br />Stress balls<br />Allowing students to stand during an activity <br />Having students perform exercises during class<br />Verbal praise<br />Behavior shaping – target behavior <br />Incorporate animation and mystery to increase interest<br />Use of alternative test sites<br />Having tests or quizzes read orally<br />Allotting additional time to complete tasks or tests<br />Peer assistance – summarizing material<br />Incorporation of Technology<br />
  7. 7. Use of software to couple key concepts with illustrations or graphics<br />Laptops <br />Text to speech software<br />Word prediction capability software<br />Traditional word processors<br />Palm pilots for organization<br />Audio books<br />Microphones to amplify the teachers voice<br />Voice recognition software<br />Assistive Technologies<br />
  8. 8. Educational Accommodations and Interventions:<br />Incorporate different pedagogies for diverse learning styles<br />Providing of an alternative location to complete tests<br />Involve the child with peers through small group instruction and interaction<br />Allow the student to provide verbal responses to assignments<br />Reposition desks to favor the good ear or where it is better acoustically<br />Allot time for breaks<br />Auditory Disabilities:<br />
  9. 9. Use of sign language<br /><ul><li>Use of pictorial representations to translate student understanding of concrete concepts into abstract form
  10. 10. Encourage participation
  11. 11. Have broad concepts placed on a visible charts in the classroom
  12. 12. Have a peer assist when necessary
  13. 13. Pre-teach material
  14. 14. Read material at eye level so the student can see your physical annunciation of the word</li></ul>Auditory Disabilities: Assistive Technologies<br />
  15. 15. Voice recognition software<br />Assistive listening devices<br />Use of hearing aids<br />Computer software to assist the student in completing the assignments – accessible formats<br />Continued:<br />
  16. 16. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/special-education/teacher-resources/6640.html<br />Provides a variety of information on successful inclusive strategies and much more<br />http://www.teachingld.org/teaching_how-tos/content/default.htm<br />the website features a number of pdf articles on how to teach students with learning disabilities<br />Additional Websites:<br />
  17. 17. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html<br />http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htm<br />http:www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq_GPATImp<br />Sources Utilized:<br />
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