ERIC Number: ED481294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities.
Washington Univ., Seattle.
This brief paper provides specific suggestions to help science teachers make the necessary accommodations to include students with disabilities in science instruction. Suggestions are organized under the two broad headings of difficulties in gaining knowledge and difficulties in demonstrating knowledge. Under each category specific student learning difficulties are paired with several possible accommodations. Examples include: student difficulty with taking notes in class because of a mobility or visual impairment can be accommodated by in-class access to a computer with adaptive technology and a word processor; student difficulty with completing an assignment because of a health impairment can be accommodated with flexible scheduling arrangements; and student difficulty completing a test or assignment because of a disability that affects speed can be accommodated by extra time or alternative testing arrangements. The paper also lists contact and other information resources associated with Project DO-IT at the University of Washington. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Instruction, Learning Problems, Science Education
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670. Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-221-4171; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.washington.edu/doit. For full text: http://www.washington.edu/doit.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Note: The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) program is also funded by the State of Washington. See ED 408 731 for an earlier version.