Accommodating students with special needs in the classroom
She is the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education. As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.Prompt and guide the child through the performance-sequence.Check to be sure that you have the student's attention before giving directions.Modifications mean change while making accommodations means adapting to those things you can't change—existing circumstances.Interventions involve skill-building strategies that are designed to move special students to more advanced academic levels.Provide directions in language the student can understand.Use visual cues (hands-on demonstrations and modeling, objects, pictures) as needed to help the child to better grasp the directions.
When creating daily schedules be sure to match the schedule format to the child's skill level: A classroom schedule lays out the events of the day that affect all children in the room.
But identified students may also experience behavior or learning problems because they lack key skills (e.g., capacity to interact with other children in socially appropriate ways).
Children with developmental disabilities should therefore have explicit skills-training in deficit areas as a central component in their curriculum.
And find out why some kids might refuse to use accommodations.
Amanda Morin worked as a classroom teacher and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years.
Presentation accommodations (changes the way information is presented) Learn about the difference between accommodations and modifications.