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Teaching Communication Skills In Special Education - Chapter Summary
This entertaining chapter provides a comprehensive overview of strategies for teaching communication skills in special education. Discover or get reacquainted with assistive technology for communication disorders, instructional strategies for ELL students and more. After finishing the lessons, you will be able to:
- Share methods for teaching communication skills to students with severe disabilities
- List and describe types of assistive technology for nonverbal students
- Identify and discuss tools and assistive technologies for students with communication disorders
- Outline strategies for using sign language with special education students
- Discuss instructional strategies educators can use to assist ELL students with special education needs
Utilize the resources in this chapter in any manner that can help you better understand the basics of teaching communication skills in special education. Choose the lessons you want to study, log on anytime via computer or mobile device, and take the accompanying quizzes to check your comprehension. Our Dashboard lets you revisit these lessons with ease and submit questions about specific topics to our experts. To get a comprehensive review of this chapter before the day of your test, be sure to take our practice exam.
1. Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities
For students with severe disabilities, one of the greatest needs is often communication skills. In this lesson, learn several ways to teach communication skills to your students with severe disabilities.
2. Assistive Technology for Nonverbal Students
Students who are functionally nonverbal bring some challenges, yet many rewards, to the general education classroom. This lesson will explore some important terms and offer strategies to assist you as you prepare for a nonverbal student with assistive technology.
3. Assistive Technology for Communication Disorders
Students with communication disorders often have difficulty participating in classroom activities because of their inability to make simple needs and wants known. This article discusses tools and assistive technologies that can be used in the classroom for students with communication disorders.
4. Using Sign Language with Special Education Students
Are you interested in using sign language with your students that have special needs? This lesson includes information on American Sign Language (ASL), simple sign language, and gestural sign language.
5. Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs
English Language Learners (ELLs) with special education needs cannot progress like average ELLs in developing English fluency. This lesson gives you some strategies with examples to assist ELLs with special needs.
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