The IEP will come with a special education team made up of usually a speech or occupational therapist, the students’ principle, a paraprofessional the student has, and the special education director of the school district. All immediate family is encouraged to attend the child ’s IEP meeting. The IEP will help the student get the best and most appropriate education possible. The IEP will help outline the students strengths and weaknesses as well as his or hers goals for the current school year.
Alicia Wilson is and special education teacher that I have known for a year through subbing in the Parkway School District here in St. Louis, MO. She is the lead teacher for all of the staff that services special needs students at Shenandoah Elementary. Her duties not only include supervising those teachers but also leading IEP meeting and communicating plans for special needs children.
The following is a two-part project designed to help me understand the IEP Goal development process. It includes an interview with a current special education teacher and her role in the IEP goal development process. The second part is an analysis of case study. It requires writing IEP goals for it using the Common Core Standards, developing an PBS for the student and creating an accommodation analysis based on the students needs in the case study. When completed, I should have a better feel for the IEP process for students physical disabilities and health
One most important tip is for teachers should educate themselves and learn as much as they can about intellectual disabilities. There are some techniques and strategies that teachers can also use to support children educationally. First teachers must recognize that they can make a difference in student’ lives by finding out what their strengths and interests are, focus on them, and create opportunities for success. Teachers must also be concrete as possible by demonstrating what they mean rather than giving directions verbally and tasks that are longer in steps should be broken down into smaller steps and provide assistance when necessary. As it relates to student skills, teachers should teach life skills such as social skills and occupational awareness and exploration by involving students in group or club activities.
This is the overall process of establishing the services. School districts are required to abide by the established procedures to identify and evaluate students who are showing signs of having a disability. The individual educational plan (IEP) documents the services required to meet the needs of the student. Both laws (ESEA and IDEA) require students with disabilities to participate in statewide assessments with accommodations, where necessary. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that protects the rights of students with disabilities enrolled in public schools receiving federal funds.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law enacted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1997 and 2004. It is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities by ensuring that everyone receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE), regardless of ability. Furthermore, IDEA strives not only to grant equal access to students with disabilities, but also to provide additional special education services and procedural safeguards. Special education services are individualized to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and are provided in the least restrictive environment. Special education may include individual or small group instruction, curriculum or teaching modifications, assistive technology,
In relation to the title, children with additional needs may benefit from Early Support; EYPs can help the parents/carers to decide the best route for their child and plan the best support for the child. This leads the parents/carers to not only work in partnership with the EYPs but also with other professionals in order to give their child the best support for them to develop. According to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ , “Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.” Through working in partnership the EYPs can give the child the best support they need in order to thrive in their learning and
Acknowledge and draw on parental knowledge and expertice in relation to their child. Focus on the children 's strengths as well as areas of additional need. Recognise the personal and emotional investment of parents and carers and be aware of their feelings. Ensure that parents and carers understand procedures, are aware of how to access support in preparing their contribution and are given documents to be discussed well before the meeting. Respect the validity of differing perspectives and seek constructive ways of reconciling different viewpoints.
When supporting children individually, you can ensure you give tailored support specific for that child’s needs instead of having to consider the needs of others. It is an ideal situation to be in but sadly it is often an unrealistic one. Therefore it is important to plan and prepare for such events to ensure you can get the most out of the session. Before you aim to support a child in this way, you must first get to know the child, their likes/dislikes, any special requirements/IEP’s/SEN’s etc. A brief conversation with their parent or carer or, if that is not possible, their class teacher, can provide you with the right information if the right questions are asked.
2.2.5. Cultural diversity in Classroom: There are various cultural differences that teachers are likely to come across culturally diverse classrooms including Gender, Age, Cognition, Norms, beliefs, Primary language, Exceptionality, Cultural heritage, Socio-economic status, Opinions, ideas, Attitudes, Expectations, Behavioral styles, Geography, Learning styles, Communication Styles, Decision making styles, Ways of Communicating Non-verbally, Ways of Learning, Ways of Dealing with Conflict, Ways of Using Symbols and Approaches to completing tasks etc. According to Pratt-Johnson (2005), there are six basic cultural differences that teachers are likely to encounter in the culturally diverse classroom. Familiarity with these differences will begin
Accommodations and modifications make our work easier. The ASD students are very special students so they will need many accommodations and modifications to help them. The teacher can choose accom-modations and modifications which will be suitable for each student and write them in her IEP. Accommodations Modifications Extend the time to take a test. Because the ASD students need more time than other students and if the time is very short they will feel not comfortable.
Point 1: Sociolinguistics (8) 174w When it comes to reading, every student has different experiences in regards to what they are interested in reading. Working with students that are extremely diverse sociocultural theory addresses the importance of incorporate reading that students can relate to culturally. Implementing culturally diverse material, students begin to reflect with the story that they are reading and they are motivated to read because they are becoming part of the story. By implementing different cultures books, they are expanding their knowledge of other cultures that they are not familiar or were never aware. Adapting to students culture is important for a teacher to do, especially when teaching a diverse school because making those personal connections are crucial to building relationship with the students and their community.
A teacher is no longer the source of learning, rather a facilitator of learning. As a teacher I should know my student and understand that all students possess diverse backgrounds, by knowing your students, I will be able to decide which teaching style and strategies are needed to maximize their learning. I strongly believe it is vital to encourage the integration of culture, ethnicity, and life experiences into personal and corporate learning. I believe it is important to develop and implement innovative strategies in teaching. I feel that student learning is enriched and confidence increased with the utilization of
A classroom should be filled with a wide variety of languages, experiences, and cultural diversity. An effective teacher understands the importance of culturally responsive teaching, and recognizes the significance of including students ' cultural references in all aspects of learning. Having an enriching classroom that engages all students does not mean making judgments about a student’s culture based on their skin color, gender, or socioeconomic status, rather it means knowing each student in a way that is individualized. According to the authors of The First Day of School: How to be an Effective Teacher Harry Wong, race, gender, religion, financial statue, and skin color is the least important factor determining a student’s achievement. Moreover, demographics and culture are not an excuse for students’ lack of achievement.