Working with special needs students

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Working with special needs students

  1. 1. Working With Special Needs Students<br />
  2. 2. Meeting Their Needs<br />Form an Individualized Education Plan according to IDEA<br />Understand how the student is challenged<br />Adapt teaching methods <br />Use resources (Assistive Technology, Webquest, etc.)<br />
  3. 3. Resources<br />Georgia Project for Assistive Technology<br />http://www.gpat.org/resources.aspx?PageReq=GPATImpp<br /> Designed by the State of Georgia to meet Assistive Technology needs and cover the legal basics regarding it.<br />
  4. 4. Resources<br />Teacher Vision<br />http://www.teachervision.fen.com<br />A comprehensive web site that provides teaching resources for a range of subjects including special needs and assistive technology.<br />
  5. 5. Resources<br />Kids Health<br />http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/iep.html<br /> Provides information on creating Individual Education Programs.<br />
  6. 6. Meeting My Students Needs<br />I teach several children with mild learning disabilities.<br />Three have ADHD<br />One has an Auditory Disability<br />How do I teach with these disabilities in consideration?<br />
  7. 7. ADHD<br />Modify lectures to be brisk with clear objectives<br />Introduce models and manipulatives<br />High tech assistive technology includes having lesson plans accessible online for the students<br />Low tech assistive technology: Binders and organized notebooks<br />
  8. 8. ADHD Resources<br />Resources: Georgia Project for Assistive Technology http://www.gpat.org/devices.aspx<br />Teacher Vision: Special Needs Resources<br />http://www.teachervision.fen.com/special-education/teacher-resources/6640.html?detoured=1<br />
  9. 9. Learning Disabilities<br />For reading skill development have students do collaborative reading with specific goals<br />For mathematics break the problems down into a step by step process. At times visual aids are useful.<br />
  10. 10. Learning Disabilities <br />High Tech assistance: Portable word processors and spell checkers are useful<br />Low Tech: Drawings and reference materials<br />
  11. 11. Learning Disabilities <br />Resources<br />Assistive Technology for Students with Mild Disabilities <br />http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/assistive.htm<br />Teacher Vision (Again)<br />
  12. 12. Auditory Disability<br />Seat the child close to the front of the classroom.<br />Give clear verbal instruction<br />High tech assistance: Voice amplifiers, one-to-one communicators<br />Low tech: Visual display of assignments<br />
  13. 13. Auditory Disabilities<br />Resources<br />American Speech Language Hearing Association http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/assist_tech.htma<br />Georgia Project for Assistive Technology<br />

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