ERIC Number: ED404826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodating Students with Disabilities: A Guide for School Teachers.
Chang, Moon K.; And Others
This guide is designed as a resource to assist teachers in making decisions on their instructional planning and delivery by expanding and refining their repertoire of ways and means of making accommodations for students with learning disabilities and visual, hearing, and physical impairments. Part 1 presents ways of providing accommodations without specialized materials and devices for students with different types of disabilities. These include facilitating lip reading, providing lecture notes, providing tactile materials, and teaching in an accessible classroom. Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are also addressed. Certain ways are used exclusively with certain types of disabilities; however, other types of accommodations can be used across the categories of disabilities. Part 2 lists some of the important materials and devices that are not readily available to teachers for their classes but have high impact on accommodation, such as amplification systems, screen enlargers, Braille word processing, and computer voice input utilities. Short descriptions of these materials and devices are presented. Personal computer access problems and modifications to make the computer accessible to students with disabilities are also discussed. (Contains 40 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Techniques, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Media Adaptation, Physical Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Univ., Montgomery. Coll. of Education.; Alabama Univ., Birmingham. Coll. of Medicine.
Note: For a related document, see EC 305 348.