Below you will find four scenarios that are based on actual students. Read through all four then select one to answer. Write answers to all questions for the one scenario you select.
1. Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
You learned today that a new student, Bob, will be coming to your third grade class at James Burd Elementary school. Bob was in a car accident six months ago and now has TBI with resulting cognitive functioning issues. He also uses a wheel chair for mobility. He needs to take pain medication every two hours; his medication has an effective range about ½ hour after he takes it that lasts for about 1 hour. Bob is also extremely allergic to peanuts; his allergic reaction causes his throat to constrict and breathing to be inhibited.
What are your first concerns or considerations for Bob?
What are secondary considerations?
Based on your understanding of Bob’s needs, what classroom procedures will you implement?
What instructional adaptations do you think might be necessary?
Would you change your answers if Bob a student at middle or HS?
2. Autism Spectrum Disorder
Next Monday, Mark will join your sixth grade class. Mark is a student with high functioning autism. You have learned that he often likes to tell others about the train system in the United States and other countries. Other students find his communication style odd and off-putting. Mark sometimes repeatedly rocks in his seat.
What classroom adaptations or procedures do you plan to implement for Mark?
Do you have any plan to talk with the other students about Mark before he arrives in class? If so, what will you say?
If Mark did not have Aspergers but instead had a more severe Autism and a lower IQ, what concerns would you have? What might you do differently?
Would you have different considerations if Mark was a HS student?
3. Visual Impairments
Sue will be a student in your 4th grade class. She has Retinitis Pigmentosa which is causing a severely narrowed visual field. She had normal vision up until the end of her kindergarten year. Sue is a quiet and shy student.
How will you arrange your classroom to optimize learning for Sue?
How will you adapt your 4th grade curriculum and procedures to accommodate Sue?
Do you think that she should be learning Braille?
Would you have different concerns if Sue was legally blind from birth?
What other considerations would you have if Sue was in HS?
4. Hearing Impairments
Its August 15, you just learned that Jessica will be joining your third grade class in a few weeks. Jessica is a uses ASL as her primary means of communication. Jessica’s parents are also Deaf and use ASL to communicate with each other and Jessica in the home. The school district has provided a sign language interpreter for your instruction time only. Jessica reads a little below grade level and writes at about the grade level of a first grader. Last year she had several behavioral outbursts.
What concerns do you have for Jessica and the standard curriculum for third grade?
Describe several adaptations that you plan for Jessica and your instruction.
If Jessica had residual hearing and did not use ASL, how would you alter your suggestions?
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Over the course of your career as an educator, you will have many students with disabilities. This assignment provides an opportunity to research one disability and share that information with classmates. You will have access to others’ Fact Sheets for your information.
Please complete the template by inserting the following information.
High or Low Incidence (approximately how likely is it that you will work with a student with this disability in a regular education classroom?) (1 pts)
Characteristics – what distinguishes this disability from others? Are there items in this category to be particularly concerned about for teaching, learning, or socializing? (5 pts)
Strategy recommendations for instruction, differentiation, or adaptations based on characteristics (5 pts)
Resources (websites, organizations, etc.) (2 pts)
Did you discover any strategies that should be avoided? (1 pt)
Did you discover any common misconceptions? (1 pt)
Overall quality (5 pts)
Total points: 20
On the due date (see calendar) be prepared to present this information to your peers.
Post a digital version of this assignment to the Discussion Board AND to Assignments/Fact Sheet folder set up for this purpose.
Use at least three sources. One may be our text. The others can be the text from Introduction to Exceptionalities or other similar text, a journal article, or an advocacy website. You may want to review the PaTTAN or CEC websites, but please don’t just give me what you find there only. Provide the correct APA citations.
High or low incidence
Strategies to use
(at least 3)
(at least three)
Strategies to avoid