Accommodating children with special needs in the classroom
This federal legislation (originally designed to help Vietnam veterans), protects an individual's civil rights and guarantees nondiscrimination toward handicapped individuals, regardless of their ages.The American Disabilities Act of 1990 further protects these civil rights by requiring that reasonable physical accommodations be provided to remove barriers for handicapped individuals in the private sector: buildings, transportation, and communications.As part of the educational team--which also includes parents, the special needs and regular education teachers, an administrator and the student, if appropriate--the therapists will report on any adaptive equipment needed to help the child succeed.
This equipment can be anything a child needs or uses to ensure success at school, as specified in the the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The egg white represents any student who has a recognized or perceived special need or condition that could impact his/her life.
This student, for whatever reason, does not receive, require or ask for special services and is seen as a successful learner.
These resources detail easy modifications to incorporate in your curriculum for students with special needs.
Adjustments in classroom environment, curriculum planning, and assessment, will help you accommodate and challenge each member of your class.