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Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this engaging chapter on individualizing instruction for students with cognitive impairments. In this concise resource, we've included short video and text lessons covering subjects such as teaching strategies for students with special needs, self-directed learning and technologies available to assist students with intellectual disabilities. This chapter is designed to assist you as you work to meet the following objectives:
- Understand how to educate students with special needs
- Use instructional strategies for students with cognitive impairments
- Define self-directed learning and highlight the strategies it entails
- Outline the intellectual disability accommodations that can be used in the classroom
- Identify assistive technologies available for students with intellectual disabilities
- Adapt instruction for the needs of learners with sensory challenges
- Teach students with multiple disabilities effectively
Our learning materials are designed to give you confidence as you study these topics and master their applications. The video lessons provided here are often less than ten minutes long and accompanied by short, multiple-choice quizzes to help you assess your understanding. At any time, feel free to contact one of our instructors through the Dashboard with your questions.
1. Educating Students with Special Needs
In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.
2. Instructional Strategies for Students with Cognitive Impairments
Students with cognitive impairments have a difficult time learning and progressing in a typical classroom setting. Let's explore some effective instructional strategies that will help your students be more successful in school.
3. Self-Directed Learning: Definition & Strategies
Self-directed learning is a type of instructional strategy where students take charge of their learning process. This lesson will discuss components, benefits, and teaching strategies of self-directed learning.
4. Intellectual Disability Accommodations in the Classroom
In your teaching career, you will have many different kinds of students in your classroom. You will need to make accommodations for those learners who have an intellectual disability. This lesson will provide some examples of these accommodations.
5. Assistive Technology for Intellectual Disabilities
Teachers can help students with intellectual disabilities have more access to appropriate education and develop independence through the use of assistive technology.
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. Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities
A student with a disability has barriers to learning. Now imagine a student with multiple disabilities and how their unique problems put them at even more of a disadvantage. Let's look at some ideas for teaching students with multiple disabilities.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Cognitive Impairment (056): Practice & Study Guide course
- Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development
- Factors Impacting Development & Learning
- Characteristics of Cognitive Impairments
- Effects of Cognitive Impairments on Learning & Life
- Types of Assessment for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Conducting Assessments for Students with Cognitive Impairments
- Interpreting & Communicating Educational Assessment Results
- Identifying & Planning for Students with Individualized Education Plans
- Instructional Planning in Special Education
- Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education
- Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education
- Self-Advocacy for Students with Impairments
- Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Special Needs
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Special Needs
- Supporting Life Transitions for SPED Students
- Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
- Communicating with Students & Families in SPED
- Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
- Professional Issues for Teachers in Michigan
- MTTC Cognitive Impairment Flashcards