Series I - Step-by-Step - Guide Part VI

Part VI - Adapting Curriculum for Students with Disabilities

Introduction

As a special education teacher you will be required to adapt the curriculum and make necessary modifications to increase the student’s chances of success. In the last part we discussed the various techniques that can be used to adapt and modify curriculum for children with special needs. In this part we will discuss specific disabilities and the adaptation and modifications you can use for each area.

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The chances are that if you are working in a regular school district you will come into contact with high incidence disabilities. These may include:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Retardation
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Other Health Impaired: Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder

This section will deal with the curriculum adaptations for these specific disabilities.

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