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Classroom Adjustments for Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary
This chapter will provide you with tips and techniques to transform your class into an environment to help special education students. Some of things you will learn include the following:
- Difference between mainstream and inclusion in special education
- Definitions of curricular accommodations and modifications
- Kinds of accommodations for special education students
- List of specific modifications for special education students
- How universal design can be used for special education
- Ways differentiated instruction and non-differentiated classrooms can be used to change a classroom for students, especially those in special education
- How to use the direct instruction teaching strategy to improve learning
Fascinating lessons will provide you with the tips to provide instruction to your students in the best ways possible. Afterwards, short self-assessments will help reinforce the information and allow you to see how well you understand it.
How It Helps
- Explains differences: You will learn the distinctions between curricular accommodations and modifications.
- Provides a list:You will discover specific modifications for students in special education.
- Gives techniques: You will know the definition of differentiated instruction and how it can be used in the classroom.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Utilize different ways of shaping your curriculum to accommodate different types of students, including special education students
- Understand the strategy and use of differentiated instruction as well as other methods to help your students learn better
- Recognize a student's particular needs and use them to adjust the class to meet them
1. Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education
This lesson defines mainstreaming and inclusion in a general education classroom. It discusses how each method is used and how it could be beneficial or a hindrance to a student with a disability.
2. 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.
3. Accommodations for Special Education Students
Explore what accommodations for special education students are, how they are determined, and how they are implemented. Learn how accommodations differ from modification.
4. Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist
This lesson explains the difference between accommodations and modifications. A list of modifications is also provided. A short quiz follows the lesson.
5. Use of Universal Design in Special Education
Universal design strives to meet the unique needs of many different types of students. This lesson will discuss the use of universal design in special education and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
6. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
7. Adapting Non-Differentiated Classrooms for Special Education
This lesson will teach you what differentiated instruction is, how to create it, and how to implement it into the classroom for students with special needs. Included are examples for differentiating instruction, content, product, and assessment.
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