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Ch 11: Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments

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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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Individualizing Instruction for Students with Cognitive Impairments
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Educating Students with Special Needs

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.

Instructional Strategies for Students with Cognitive Impairments

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.

Self-Directed Learning: Definition & Strategies

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.

Intellectual Disability Accommodations in the Classroom

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.

Assistive Technology for Intellectual Disabilities

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.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

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.

Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities

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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