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Teaching Students with Disabilities and Special Needs - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will find lessons covering integration and inclusion practices, classroom accommodations and tools for teaching visually impaired students. You will review examples and terminology that will help you better understand these techniques and processes.
There is also a lesson devoted to types of disabilities and how to recognize them. When you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Compare mainstreaming and inclusion techniques in special education
- Understand how to integrate special needs students into mainstream classrooms
- Identify common types of learning disabilities
- Discuss how to accommodate students with intellectual disabilities
- Use tools such as Braille and tactile graphics to teach students with visual impairments
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1. Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education
This lesson defines mainstreaming and inclusion in a general education classroom. It discusses how each method is used and how it could be beneficial or a hindrance to a student with a disability.
2. Integration of Students with Disabilities into Schools
Students with disabilities have special needs when it comes to education. This lesson will discuss the specifics of integrating special needs students into mainstream classrooms, along with the controversies associated with doing so. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
3. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability
Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.
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. Strategies for Teaching with Braille & Tactile Graphics
Braille and tactile graphics are tools for visually impaired students to learn to work with comfortably. This lesson offers information and suggestions for using these tools in the classroom.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech & Language Impairment (057): Practice & Study Guide course
- Prenatal, Infant & Early Childhood Development
- Development in Middle Childhood & Adolescence
- Theories of Communication Development
- Atypical Development & Delays
- Linguistic Features of English
- Principles of Phonetics
- Understanding the Speech Mechanism
- The Ear & Its Functions
- Speech Impairments Overview
- Language Impairments Overview
- Neurological, Neuromuscular & Structural Impairments
- Overview of Hearing Impairments
- Speech & Language Assessment Overview
- Assessing Student Hearing
- Utilizing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
- Intervention Strategies for Students with Communication Impairments
- Communication for SPED Teachers
- Cultural Sensitivity in the SPED Classroom
- Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs
- Assistive Technology in the SPED Classroom
- Research on Communication Disorders
- MTTC Speech & Language Impairment Flashcards