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Accommodating special needs students in classrooms

They are: specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, visual impairment, autism, deaf-blindness, traumatic brain injury, and developmental delay. Add working with 21 Century Goals and the Standard Course of Study to having special needs students in the classroom and the challenge becomes even greater.

-Be sure you know what the characteristics are of the students that are in your classroom.

Accommodating students means believing that they can achieve what other members of the class can achieve with some help.

Modifying the curriculum happens when the student is not able to complete the same assignment or participate in the same manner as the other students because of their disabilities.

Unexpected changes in the routine can be difficult for the child with autism. Teach social skills, such as hand raising, taking turns and sharing as part of the learning curriculum.

All students will benefit when reminders are given.

Music classes in today’s educational system have changed substantially.

With the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), educators are expected to see all students, with and without disabilities.

Children with special needs are no longer isolated in “Special Ed” classrooms and only seen on the playground or in the lunchroom.