Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities
Children with physical disabilities can do very well in class given the right guidance, teaching strategies and assistive technology. Find information on teaching handicapped students with conditions such as paralysis, cerebral palsy and others. Read advice written by and for fellow teachers, from using wheelchairs in the classroom, to working with parents of students with special needs and much more.
- Special Education Services for Physically Disabled Students in Public Schools
Physically disabled students who enroll in public schools have many services available to them. The special education laws in the United States ensure that the appropriate accommodations will be made for students with physical challenges. Learn more about the specific services that are offered.
- An Educator's Guide to Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities
To maintain inclusive classrooms, teachers should have knowledge of physical impairments, assistive technology, teaching strategies, and necessary accommodations and modifications. Use this guide as your source.
- Assistive Technology - Ergonomic Pens and Pencils
Ergonomic pens and pencils make writing easier for children who have disabilities that make holding a standard pen or pencil difficult. Different styles of these writing devices are available to meet a child's individual needs.
- Special Instruction: Classroom Strategies for Teaching Physically Disabled Students
Students with physical disabilities are now taught in inclusive classrooms with their peers. Educating them can require modifications and different methods of teaching. Read below to learn strategies for creating an effective learning environment to educate children with physical disabilities.
- Arrangement of Classroom Supplies for Students with Physical Disabilities
In order to keep students with physical disabilities engaged in the learning experience and keep the flow of traffic moving within the classroom space, teachers must insure that the location of classroom supplies creates easy access. Read on to learn more on how to arrange materials for learning.
- Getting Musical With Kids Who Have Physical Disabilities
Making music is fun, and most kids learn much from music. Creative expression and the ability to communicate in a language that involves sound and rhythm and beat can be an extremely satisfying experience for all. Music activities for kids with special needs can take many forms.
- Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy in Children: What Can We Do as Teachers and Parents?
Duchennes Musculalar Dystrophy is one of the most common types of muscular dystrophy in children. What do you do when you have a child with this condition in your classroom? What would your approach be? Read further to find out.
- Information About Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive or assistive equipment is the best gift that one can give to their special needs child’s independence. In many cases, adaptive equipment acts like a lifeline for many children with special needs.
- Tips for Teaching Teens with Developmental Disabilities
It's not always easy to keep the interest of teens, much less those with developmental disabilities. The more a child struggles with educational issues, the more likely they are to develop very little interest in their education. These teaching ideas will help you have a productive classroom.