ADHD. IEP. Writing. Asperger. Deaf-Blindness. Autism. Teaching. HearingImpairments. VisualImpairments. DownSyndrome. PKU. OppositionalDefiantDisorder. Counseling. AngerMgmt. EmotionalDisorders. Scholastic. Learning Disability - Written Expression Disorder. Definition A learning disability in which a person’s ability to communicate in writing is substantially below the level normally expected based on the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate education.
Manifestation Difficulty with written forms of communication exhibited by: Inability or low level of ability to organize words into meaningful thoughts, resulting in sentences that lack cohesion. Inability to write spontaneously. Institutional Accommodations Alternative testing arrangements such as extra time; a less distracting environment; provision of a reader/scribe; and, use of a computer, including adaptive software and hardware. Teaching Strategies—What Can Faculty do? Specific Strategies - Written Expression Disorder Allow student to use a word processor (with spell checker and word completion) for written assignments, including note taking and classroom assignments. General Strategies Provide Accessible Course Materials Plan Ahead Provide Structure. Communication Disorders. Introduction Communication Disorders involve a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing. For example, speech and language disorders include stuttering, aphasia, dysfluency, voice disorders (hoarseness, breathiness, or sudden breaks in loudness or pitch), cleft lip and/or palate, articulation problems, delays in speech and language, autism, and phonological disorders.
Speech and language impairments and disorders can be attributed to environmental factors, of which the most commonly known are High Risk Register problems, which include drugs taken during pregnancy, common STD's such as syphilis, and birthing trauma to name a few. Communication disorders can also stem from other conditions such as learning disabilities, dyslexia , cerebral palsy, and mental retardation. Individuals with communication disorderto the student with a disability as you would any other student. When it appears that a student needs help, ask if you can help. Be a good speech model. Be patient. Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities. By: Sally M.
Reis and Robert Colbert (2004) School counselors work individually and with other educators to meet the developmental needs of all students, including those with special needs or disabilities. In this article, the results of qualitative research are summarized involving comparative case studies of university students who were both academically talented and learning disabled. These students encountered negative experiences during the elementary and secondary school years due to this dual exceptionality that affected their social and emotional development. An in-depth analysis of their educational experiences enabled researchers to probe their perceptions, and a summary of these findings is presented in this article. Recent research on academically talented students with learning disabilities indicates that they have specific counseling needs that often are not addressed in elementary and secondary school (Olenchak & Reis, 2002; Reis, Neu, & McGuire, 1995).
Methods Results. Curriculum Modifications for Language Impairment. Most speech-language pathologists realize that textbooks are too difficult for students who are language impaired to read and comprehend.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that speech and language goals and objectives must be related to the curriculum. Working on curriculum-based vocabulary and language concepts can be difficult for students, but ultimately it is rewarding. By being creative we not only can help students increase their language skills but boost their performance in class.
The following strategies are geared toward high school students, but they also may apply to middle school students, depending on the curriculum. One way to modify the curriculum is to use as many hands-on experiences as possible. You also can use objects. We also try to use a lot of visual aids, such as diagrams, pictures and graphic organizers.
Strategies for teaching students with behavioral disorders. Introduction Behavioral disorders also known as conduct disorders are one of the most common forms of psycho pathology among children and young adults and is the most frequently cited reason for referral to mental health services. The appearance of behavioral disorders is increasing dramatically in our K-12 classrooms. As a result their presence severely constrains the ability of the school systems to educate students effectively. The prevalence of behavioral problems among children and young adults is substantial. Many surveys indicate that behavioral disorders vary among young adults, ranging from 2 and 6% in K-12 students. Accommodations & Modifications.
For students with exceptional needs. Students follow on grade level QCCs. Students are assessed on the same curriculum material as the rest of the students. For students with significant disabilities. Students follow off grade level QCCs. Students use same/or similar materials as the rest of the students to meet IEP objectives or other alternate learning outcomes.
Non-readers Physical Impairments Sensory Impairments Attention/Behavior Each disability below is a direct link to general classroom accommodations specific for that disability. Autism Deaf - Blind.