Adapting Curriculum for Students with Special Needs


One of the most important things to keep in mind when working with student with special needs is that they can learn. In many cases, it is not the lack of understanding or knowledge that causes problems but rather the manner of presentation, response requirements, and level of presentation. The need to learn How To: adapt material is crucial when working with this population. These adaptations offer them a better chance of success and task completion.

Many times, teachers of students with special needs realize that these students will not be able to learn the material being presented unless some changes or adaptations are made. These changes may need to be made in the manner of presentation of the material, the type of material presented, the manner of response, the tests and quizzes presents, homework expectations, and grading systems used. All of these adaptations increase a student’s chances of learning something. 


  • What are Curriculum Adaptations?
  • Nine Ways to Adapt Instruction
  • Suggestions for Adapting the Curriculum
  • Strategies for Adapting Tests and Quizzes
  • Adapting Response Mode
  • Adapting Grading Systems

Adapting Curriculum for Students with Special Needs

The NASET Survival Guide on Adapting Curriculum for Students with Special Needs will provide you with a variety of procedures, recommendations, adaptations, modifications, and changes to the curriculum that will increase the chances of a student’s success on a given task. The main goal of teaching is to have the student be able to complete the task, and to be successful. This Survival Guide will assist you in accomplishing these goals. The Cost of this guide is $9.95. Delivery of this guide is via email immediately upon completion of the payment processing. To make a purchase use the Buy Now button below.

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