Ch 17: Environmental Accessibility

About This Chapter

Study the ways that learning environments can be accommodating and accessible to special education students using this brief chapter. These lessons can support classroom materials or aid you in preparing for some professional certification exams.

Environmental Accessibility - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can review information about legislation and modifications impacting special education students in the classroom. You'll learn how teachers can accommodate students with specific disabilities and what considerations need to be taken into account. You'll also explore the lifetime needs of special education students and how legislation has impacted the field of education. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the provisions of the American Disabilities Act and how it has affected education
  • Define least restrictive environments and discuss how teachers can create this atmosphere
  • Understand what accommodations are and how they are implemented
  • Differentiate between accommodations and modifications
  • Detail how classrooms are modified for ADHD and autistic students
  • List various considerations when making accommodations
  • Understand the lifetime needs and challenges of those with special needs

These short lessons are prepared by our expert instructors, who can be contacted with any questions regarding this material. Lessons can be accessed at all times, on any device, so study time can fit into your busy schedule. Take the self-assessment quizzes to demonstrate how much you have retained from the lessons and assess whether you need to continue reviewing any of the chapter topics.

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: Environmental Accessibility
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Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

1. Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

In an effort to provide equal access for all students, the federal government has passed a number of laws that provide protection to disabled students. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its effect on education.

Least Restrictive Environment: Benefits & Examples

2. Least Restrictive Environment: Benefits & Examples

Teachers are required to find the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. In most cases, there are a lot of pieces to this puzzle, and each student has a unique set of needs. Let's take a look at an example and some of the benefits of least restrictive environments.

Accommodations for Special Education Students

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.

Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

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.

Classroom Modifications for ADHD

5. Classroom Modifications for ADHD

Did you know that over five million students in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD? Find out about classroom modifications to support students with ADHD.

Classroom Modifications for Autism

6. Classroom Modifications for Autism

As teachers, we want our students to succeed. We'd try anything, even if it meant turning the classroom upside down. Fortunately, there are much simpler modifications we can implement to help students with autism succeed in our classroom.

Environmental Considerations: Seating Options, Positioning Devices & Mobility Systems

7. Environmental Considerations: Seating Options, Positioning Devices & Mobility Systems

When working with individuals with disabilities, modifications to the environment can sometimes make a really big difference. This lesson discusses several different aspects of environmental considerations that can count.

Impact of Disabilities on Self & Others Across the Life Span

8. Impact of Disabilities on Self & Others Across the Life Span

Individuals with disabilities often have special needs and face unique challenges throughout life. This lesson will examine the impact of disabilities on individuals, families and society.

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