ERIC Number: ED480433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Media Adaptation, Sciences, Social Studies
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
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project.