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Curriculum Planning & Accessibility in SPED - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive special education chapter explains concepts related to curriculum planning and accessibility in the field. As you progress through this series of short and informative lessons, you'll become familiar with the curriculum planning process as well as methods for modifying and adapting curricula for special education students. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline the process and development of curriculum planning
- Select a developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Make curricular modifications and accommodations
- Adapt a curriculum to make it accessible to disabled students
- Meet student needs by selecting and adapting materials
To help you reinforce your understanding of these special education concepts, we've included interactive lesson quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam. The chapter's online format allows you to study at any time that fits your schedule. If you have any questions about the material, simply submit them to our instructors online.
1. Curriculum Planning Process & Development
Curriculum planning and development strategies are essential tools for teachers who must meet educational standards that vary from state to state. Learn more about curriculum planning and development, different standards for curriculum development, and the need to create annual lesson plans, unit lesson plans, and individual plans.
2. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
In developing a curriculum, teachers should offer real-world, challenging experiences that allow students to grow and align with their learning goals. Learn about the importance of determining which curriculum is developmentally appropriate.
3. Curricular Accommodations & Modifications
Curricular accommodations or modifications are alterations to the curriculum to better suit the needs of students who have some level of disadvantage. Learn the different types of accommodations and modifications that allow teachers to adjust the curriculum to better educate their students.
4. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Educators use differentiation to ensure that they are addressing the varying levels of students in the classroom. Explore the process of selecting and adapting content, applications, and other resources to support diverse learners.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Special Education (043): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the OAE Tests
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Student Assessment in SPED
- Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
- Technology in the Special Needs Classroom
- Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Managing the Learning Environment in Special Education
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
- Ohio Assessments for Educators Special Education Flashcards