Working With Special Needs Students

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Working With Special Needs Students

  1. 1. Working with Special Needs Students Joseph Coley
  2. 2. IEPs <ul><li>Individualized </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul>
  3. 3. What IEPs are for <ul><li>Students with delayed skills or other disabilities such as </li></ul><ul><li>learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>emotional disorders </li></ul><ul><li>mental retardation </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Visual impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Speech or language impairment </li></ul><ul><li>developmental delay </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions of Inclusion <ul><li>A sense of belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling respected </li></ul><ul><li>The act of including </li></ul>
  5. 5. Don’t all our students deserve the following <ul><li>A sense of belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling respected </li></ul><ul><li>To be included </li></ul>
  6. 6. Least Restrictive Environment <ul><li>Where students with disabilities have the opportunity to be educated with other students that do not have any disabilities </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to help special needs students <ul><li>Find their weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Find their strengths </li></ul>
  8. 8. Helping students with hearing impairments <ul><li>Types of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing aids </li></ul><ul><li>Infrared systems </li></ul><ul><li>Induction Loop Systems </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one communicators </li></ul>
  9. 9. Helping students with vision impairments <ul><li>Types of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Screen reader </li></ul><ul><li>Low vision projectile screen </li></ul><ul><li>Systems that read computer screens </li></ul><ul><li>Magnifying devices </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technology for students <ul><li>Laptops can help students in a number of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Some students can use the laptop for note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Others might benefit from watching streaming videos online. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can also send step by step instructions to the students online. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could also use the calculator function in math classes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other forms of assistance <ul><li>Some students will need a printed copy of the teachers notes, instead of taking notes themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Some students might need access to a dictionary or thesaurus. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>www.thefreedictionary.com/ inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>learningdisabilities.about.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.education.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.as.wvu.edu/~scidis/vision.html </li></ul>

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