Accomodating disabilities

19-Mar-2020 08:04

However, just because a teacher uses technology in the classroom does not mean the SLD student will benefit.In order for technology to truly function as an assistive devices, potential needs for accommodation must be considered when designing an activity/assignment.Applying this label--whether by teachers, parents, peers, and even the students themselves--can make such students feel they are stupid or below normal intelligence.However, multiple studies prove this inference wrong.These students can learn, and can excel in academics.They just learn differently (Shaywitz, Davis 3, Levine qtd in Prescott 18-19, La Voie Understanding Learning Disabilities, Krantrowitz 72-74, 78).A crucial accommodation is giving explicit clarification whether in the classroom, in the lab, on the web, or via distance learning.Occasionally a more significant accommodation must be made for the SLD student.

My attempts are useless, since he's right in front of me and since the entire class turned to look at him the moment he threw open the door.

This number has increased approximately 10% in the last ten years.

In 1993, 25% of all college students identified themselves as learning disabled, and in 2000 this number increased to approximately 33% (NCLD).

Additionally, more SLD students now begin postsecondary education because distance learning and on-line courses provide easier access for them (Cook).

Postsecondary administration and faculty must realize that these students are not just in developmental classes or in the community colleges; SLD students are enrolled in all courses.

My attempts are useless, since he's right in front of me and since the entire class turned to look at him the moment he threw open the door.This number has increased approximately 10% in the last ten years.In 1993, 25% of all college students identified themselves as learning disabled, and in 2000 this number increased to approximately 33% (NCLD).Additionally, more SLD students now begin postsecondary education because distance learning and on-line courses provide easier access for them (Cook).Postsecondary administration and faculty must realize that these students are not just in developmental classes or in the community colleges; SLD students are enrolled in all courses.Some technological resources include specific assistive devices for SLD students and are offered through campus support services.