Teaching Strategies & Accommodations for Students with PTSD


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Which of the following accommodations would be best for a student who refuses to pick their head up during class?

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1. Which of the following situations might require a teacher to understand individual students' triggers to improve behavior in the classroom?

2. Which of the following accommodations can help prevent power struggles in the classroom around assigned seating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you find out what you know about PTSD in the classroom. You will be asked to identify different strategies you can use to assist students who suffer from this disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these quiz questions to assess your understanding of:

  • Accommodations teachers can use to help prevent power struggles around seating
  • Common symptoms of PTSD in a student
  • How to help a student who does not want to pick up their head

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as lesson topics that could require a teacher to have knowledge of an individual student's triggers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about PTSD in the classroom in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as PTSD

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about these types of classroom strategies, read or watch the lesson titled Teaching Strategies & Accommodations for Students with PTSD. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The importance of developing a deep understanding of your students
  • Examples of PTSD
  • Common ways students will experience PTSD