Society, inclusion, outcomesINTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES SPED 23000 INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN FRIEDT
This week Supplemental reading Read this at some point. If you are writing a reflection this week, read what you need to. Volunteer experience project Start thinking.
An acknowledgement There is a ton of material in chapter two We will examine it some of it closely. We will gloss over some of it. Some of the material in chapter two overlaps with stuff we discussed last week. (This is good.) There will be things that we look at briefly this week and discuss at much greater length later. Much of this material lays the foundation for the course.
Normalization and institutionalization Social validity Significance of goals Social appropriateness of procedures Importance of effects (Wolf, 1978) Unintended consequences Rational examination of educationally relevant variables. Continuum of services/placements
Labels Labels drive service provision. Labels can be misused. Labels are (probably) unavoidable.
Universal design for learning Representation Expression Engagement We will talk about this all semester.
Differentiated instruction Kids are different, right? Practical? Effective? Standards?
Technology Cochlear implants Dynavox Kurzweil Dragonspeak And so on… We will talk about this all semester.
Inclusion Full inclusion Full anything? Evidence Ethics Educationally relevant variable Race (not relevant) Disability (situationally relevant)
Inclusion Continuum of placement Appropriateness Variety Collaboration Co-teaching Consulting Teams We will talk about this all semester.
Accommodation and modification Accommodation Changes that don’t affect content or instructional goals Assessments read aloud, scribe, Braille, large text, reduced assignments (maybe)… Modification Changes that do affect content or instructional goals Alternate materials, variable difficulty, reduced assignments (maybe), modified assessments We will talk about this all semester.
Identification Pre-referral teams (child study teams, evaluation teams…) RTI MFE We will talk about this all semester.
Assessment Progress monitoring! Data! We will talk about this all semester.
Early intervention It works (see the article this week). It can take a bunch of forms. It looks different from school age special education. Developmental delay/IFSP We will talk about this all semester.
Transition Huge focus on post-secondary world. In general, students with disabilities do worse in the post-secondary world than their typically developing peers. Graduation rates (for some disability categories) Standardized test scores Employment rates We will talk about this all semester.
Transition Education Independent living Employment Community involvement
Discipline Manifestation determination A word. Behavior modification We will talk about this all semester.