About This Chapter
Adapting Instruction & Materials - Chapter Summary
This chapter is filled with fun lessons you can study at your own pace to improve your understanding of ways to adapt instruction and materials. Get reacquainted with cognitive and social functioning delays, how to select and adapt materials to meet students' needs and much more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Exhibit knowledge of curricular accommodations and modifications
- Detail how to make a curriculum accessible to students with disabilities
- Share ways to adapt instruction to different learning processes and styles
- Explain how to adapt instruction for learners with sensory challenges
- Discuss teaching strategies and accommodations for other health impairment (OHI)
This chapter's self-paced format makes it easy to take control of your study process. Select the lessons you want to review, and visit as often as needed to successfully strengthen your knowledge. If you need to clarify any details presented in the lessons, be sure to submit your questions to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard. When ready, take our mini quizzes and practice exam to ensure you have a quality understanding of the entire chapter.
1. Curricular Accommodations & Modifications
Not all students learn the same. In many cases, methods and materials must be changed for certain students. In this lesson, learn the difference between curricular accommodations and modifications, and gain insight into some best practices.
2. Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and may require extra attention in education. This lesson will explain how to make curriculum accessible for special needs students. We will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.
3. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
4. Adapting Instruction to Different Learning Styles & Processes
Differentiated instruction has several components. One is to consider student needs when teaching. This lesson shows how to differentiate based on learners' needs and shows how to use these ideas in the classroom.
5. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners
When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.
6. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges
In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.
7. Other Health Impairment (OHI): Teaching Strategies & Accommodations
Teachers of students with medical conditions learn to get creative with lesson plans and accommodations. Let's take a look at how teachers help their students with other health impairments.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the WEST-W Early Childhood Special Education (071): Study Guide & Practice course
- Human Growth & Development Overview
- Developmental Delays & Disabilities
- Characteristics of Disabilities
- Infectious Diseases & Medical Conditions
- Developmentally-Appropriate Instruction
- Impact of Disabilities on Development
- Assessment Strategies & Issues
- Screening & Referrals for Special Education
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Classroom Design for SPED
- Grouping Students in the Classroom
- Assistive Technology for Special Education
- Evidence & Research Based Practices in Education
- Teaching Social Interaction Skills to SPED Students
- Teaching Reading Skills to SPED Students
- Teaching Math Skills to SPED Students
- Response to Intervention Strategies
- Teaching Self-Management, Communication & Life Skills in SPED
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Basics of Collaboration in Special Education
- Professional & Ethical Responsibilities for SPED
- WEST-W Early Childhood Special Education (071) Flashcards