Teaching Students with Severe & Multiple Disabilities

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Teachers looking to develop their understanding of different disabilities and ways in which students with special needs can be accommodated can refer to this short chapter. Lessons focus on specific types of disabilities and teaching strategies for those providing instruction to these students.
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6 chapters in Teaching Students with Severe & Multiple Disabilities

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Ch 1. History of Special Education Law {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327685].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142946].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142946].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Mills v. Board of Education of District of Columbia: Summary & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[219419].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[219419].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21285].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21285].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48591].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48591].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Irving Independent School District v. Tatro in 1984 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - People with Disabilities: Past & Present Perspectives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48190].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48190].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Types of Student Disabilities {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327687].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Students with Low-Incidence, Severe & Multiple Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48205].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48205].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What are Cognitive Disabilities? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7924].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7924].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11025].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11025].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Students with Physical Disabilities & Other Health Impairments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48206].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48206].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48202].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48202].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48203].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48203].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Deaf-Blindness: Definition & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[209141].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[209141].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - What Is Autism? - Spectrum, Symptoms & Treatment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327689].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Setting Educational Goals for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Teaching Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Specific Learning Disability Teaching Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317379].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[317379].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Peer Tutoring in Special Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[298279].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[298279].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Using System of Least Prompts with Students with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327691].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327691].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Implementing Constant Time Delay for Students with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - How to Write a Social Story: Examples & Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59058].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59058].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Teaching Students with Hearing & Visual Impairments {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327697].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Classroom Accommodations for Hearing-Impaired Children Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294609].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294609].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Using Sign Language in the Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[209167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[209167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Strategies for Teaching Young Students with Visual Impairments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231016].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231016].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Strategies for Teaching with Braille & Tactile Graphics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231026].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231026].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Instructional Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231018].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[231018].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Teaching Students with Autism {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327699].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Early Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Applied Behavior Analysis: Definition & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53880].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53880].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Functional Routines & Task Analysis for Students with Autism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228801].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228801].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Low-Functioning Autism Activities
Lesson 5 - The TEACCH Method for Students with Autism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228807].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[228807].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Relational Developmental Interventions for Students with Autism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327701].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327701].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. Supporting Students with Multiple & Severe Disabilities {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[327705].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Integration of Students with Disabilities into Schools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48222].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48222].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Learning Disabilities Instructional Support Planning Process: Definition & Uses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79613].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79613].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Person-Centered Planning for Students with Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[327707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Intellectual Disability Accommodations in the Classroom
Lesson 5 - Accommodations for Students with Autism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[152031].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[152031].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Assistive Technology for Multiple Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Assistive Technology for Intellectual Disabilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Assistive Technology for Nonverbal Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173153].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173153].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[152039].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[152039].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[173121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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