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ERIC Number: ED480433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom. ERIC/OSEP Digest.
Lenz, Keith; Schumaker, Jean
This digest, based on a larger publication of the same title, offers a nine-step process for planning and implementing adaptations to instructional materials for students with disabilities in the inclusive classroom. Introductory material notes that adaptations should be approached as a short-term solution to increase access to the curriculum and to increase the probability the student will be able to complete an academic task and should be considered to be a bridge to skill development, not a substitute for intensive instruction in necessary skills. The steps are: (1) create a plan for adapting materials; (2) identify and evaluate the demands that students are not meeting; (3) develop goals for teaching strategies and making adaptations; (4) determine whether content or format adaptations are needed; (5) identify the features of the materials that need to be adapted; (6) determine the type of adaptation that will enable the student to meet the demand; (7) inform students and parents about the adaptation; (8) implement, evaluate, and adjust the adaptation; and (9) fade the adaptation when possible. (DB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, ERIC/OSEP Special Project, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704. For full text: http://ericec.org/digests/prodfly.html.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project.