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Re: Accomodations

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wjbaas_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 19:08:01 PDT


> special needs students.

Our school system mainstreams all students regardless of disability.
I have accomodated those in wheelchairs by moving equipment to house their
chair. Sometimes the chair is as big as a table . I had a student in a
motorized one. Other students were kind to her and brought her equipment as
needed. She did not like to be babied and insisted on doing almost everything
herself. She even cut out metal though her motor skills were limited. I
modified assignments for her and held her shaky hand after school so she
could solder. I've never seen a student so appreciative.
Other LD and ED kids have modified programs. They usually are marshmallows to
handle. they cannot do what other kids can do though they try hard and that's
what counts. My expectations vary as per student and what I feel they can
accomplish without getting completely frustrated. Often I have other
assignments for them to do when they have gone as far as possible with the
class work. I try to make it something cool and of a craft nature so they
have a finished product. All this depends on the time available and the
climate of the class in which they are enrolled.

Hope this helps,
Gelato

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