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Instructional Practices for Exceptional Student Education - Chapter Summary
This chapter on instructional practices for exceptional student education contains brief lessons developed by our experienced instructors. The lessons cover topics such as evidence-based practice in special education, accommodation vs. modification, individualized instruction and instructional options for exceptionally gifted students. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Utilize instructional strategies for the generalization and maintenance of concepts
- Teach students with moderate and severe disabilities
- Incorporate flexible grouping in the classroom
- Enhance learning using media
- Select and adapt materials to meet the needs of students
- Define core curriculum
- Detail the implementation and selection of supplementary and functional curriculum
- Discuss the tiers and strategies associated with response to intervention (RTI)
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1. Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
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2. Accommodation vs. Modification: Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses the instructional practices of accommodation and modification within the context of Section 504 Plans and Individualized Education Programs. Additionally, several examples of each practice are provided.
3. Individualized Instruction: Definition & Example
The purpose of this lesson is to define individualized instruction and provide some strategies for implementation. Topics include who can benefit from individualized instruction and how to set learning goals.
4. Instructional Options for Exceptionally Gifted Students
In this lesson, you'll learn about various instructional options you can use for students who qualify as exceptionally gifted, including options for differentiation and acceleration.
5. Instructional Strategies for the Maintenance & Generalization of Concepts
You can help your students make progress toward independence as you teach them to perform skills in a variety of settings over time. In this lesson, we'll discuss some suggestions for including maintenance and generalization in your instruction.
6. Teaching Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities
As the number of students with moderate and severe disabilities in our schools increases, educators must be prepared to meet their needs. Learn about three areas to consider when programming for students with moderate and severe disabilities.
7. Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom
One of the most common ways to differentiate instruction to meet student needs is through flexible grouping. This lesson defines flexible grouping and details several ways you can incorporate it into your classroom.
8. Using Media to Enhance Learning
There are a variety of ways to facilitate student learning beyond the traditional lecture. Learn how you can use various forms of media to enhance learning in your classroom.
9. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
10. What is Core Curriculum?
Educational experts have worked to define curriculum content for more than two decades. This focus has determined what is core at each grade level while maintaining academic ownership for educators. Learn more about core curriculum in education here.
11. Supplementary & Functional Curriculum: Selection & Implementation
Students with disabilities may benefit from adaptations to the traditional curricula. This lesson will discuss the selection and implementation of supplementary and functional curriculum in special education.
12. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 (061): Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Exceptional Student Characteristics
- Legal Issues in Florida Exceptional Student Education
- Special Education Services & Plans
- Transition Services & Planning
- Assessment & Evaluation of Exceptional Students in Florida
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Components of Language
- Supporting Students with Communication Disorders
- Teaching Reading Proficiency & Literacy in Florida
- Teaching Writing to Students with Special Needs
- Special Education Math Teaching Strategies
- Teaching Critical Thinking, Executive Functioning & Metacognition Skills
- FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 Flashcards