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Students and their needs

  1. 1. Students and their Needs<br />Cierre Conley<br />
  2. 2. Special Needs Students<br />A special needs student is a student who requires accommodations from the teacher, such as extra time for a test.<br />A special needs student will possess a specific disorder and/or disability<br />ADHD<br />Orthopedic impairments<br />Dyslexia<br />Auditory/Visual impairments<br />
  3. 3. Least Restrictive Environment<br />Least Restrictive Environment is the guiding principle that students with special needs should have the opportunity to receive instruction with peers that do not have special needs.<br />The type of setting that this will occur in is called inclusion, which is considered to be the general education classroom. <br />
  4. 4. Accommodating Special Needs Students<br />Accommodating is NOT the same as modifying!<br />As teachers, we are not modifying the content that is to be learned. We are accommodating those students in order for them to achieve a better understanding.<br />Accommodations can be given through several ways, such as assistive technologies or instructional practices.<br />Assistive technologies can be defined as an item or piece of equipment that is used to enhance the capabilities of those students with disabilities<br />
  5. 5. ADHD<br />ADHD is a developmental disorder that can be described as possessing difficulties with attentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.<br />Meeting Their Needs<br />Use bright colors to attract their attention<br />Provide interactive activities<br />Create signals so that the student is aware of when and when not to contribute to a class discussion<br />Provide graphic organizers <br />Refer to posted daily rules to keep student aware of behavioral consequences<br />
  6. 6. Mild Learning Disabilities<br />A student with a mild learning disability can be characterized as someone who has some difficulties meeting the academic and social demands of the classroom<br />Meeting Their Needs<br />Provide multiple representations of content and directions<br />Audio format of books<br />Schedule time periods for peer assistance<br />Provide examples of graded activities to use as a guideline<br />Using reading pens <br />These are pens that are able to scan words and read them aloud<br />
  7. 7. Auditory Impairments<br />Students with auditory impairments are unable to hear without significant assistance<br />Meeting Their Needs<br />Provide visual representations of content as supplement<br />Graphic organizers<br />Providing parents with a copy of notes<br />Allowing a student to wear a set of microphones while the teacher speaks into a microphone<br />
  8. 8. References<br />“Supporting Participation in Typical Classroom Activities for Students with Disabilities Through the Use of Accommodations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology Solutions.” GeorgiaDepartment of Education. Retrieved October 11, 2011 from<br />“Learning Disabilities in Children: An Overview.” Greatschools. Retrieved October 11, 2011 from<br />“About AD/HD.” National Resource Center on AD/HD. Retrieved October 11, 2011 from<br />