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The causes, diagnostic tools and treatments associated with the disorder,

Each student will have an individual topic chosen from under one of the categories of disability under IDEA. The focus of the report will require students to design a case study of a child with special needs. The paper should be 5-7 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page and should include an initial section of overview information and then a section about the case study. While some candidates may have access to a child to use for the case study, the majority of candidates will be asked to create a hypothetical “textbook” case study meaning a case study whose characteristics are backed up by the research on the disorder. The report must include the following:
Research the disorder with a minimum of 5 sources (class texts required, current professional journals, websites)
Overview – Discuss the following factors as they are related to a specific disability:
Definition and description of disorder
The causes, diagnostic tools and treatments associated with the disorder,
Developmental milestones of children with this disability as compared to children without this disability. Focus on milestones within these areas: Sensory, motor, social-behavioral, cognitive, language, speech
Case Study – Educational program specifically addressing your case study
Family History and cultural background of the case study?
How does this disability impact a student’s educational needs?
What are the student’s strengths, interests and protective factors?
What learning style may best suit this child, what classroom accommodations and modifications should the teacher use to support the student’s needs?
What should we expect regarding testing modifications or related services
Social/ Behavioral needs specifically addressing your case study
How might this disability affect relationships in the home and school?
What strategies should be in place to support this child’s behavior, self-esteem and friendship?

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May require assistance with replies as they will be directly related to the visual from other students

Please Please Please read the instructions as it needs to be a visual of some sorts with a description
May require assistance with replies as they will be directly related to the visual from other students

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Discuss your own experiences with disability.

Hello Everyone! I’d like to start our learning experience by having you telling us a little bit about yourselves. Additionally, be sure to mention a particular topic you are looking forward to discussing in this course or share with us a recent experience, article, or a film that your saw that relates to a topic we’ll be studying this term. Us APA citations to reference your resource to make it easier for your classmates to find.
Please post your initial response by the end of the week, and then return to read and respond to at least two other people’s postings.
M1 Discussion –
Your Experiences with DisabilityContains unread posts
As Davis’ introductory essay suggests, the subject of disabilities is complex, and it challenges us to consider the role of power and inequality. Disability also demands an understanding of the broader concept of diversity.
Considering specific conditions, an individual might have a lifelong disability, such as Down’s Syndrome, which is caused by having an additional 21st chromosome that effects multiple aspects of early development, a person may develop a disability at a later age in life, or gain one through an accident or injury. A disease, such as cancer or diabetes, may develop and become disabling at any point throughout the lifespan. Some disabilities may be evident and visible, while others, such as psychological disorders or learning disabilities, may not be visible and can impact how one thinks, feels and/or learns. Some may have multiple disabilities that have compounding effects on thier functionality.
Further, some with a disability (or disabilities) may have limited intellectual capacity, while others may cope with various disabilities that have no effect on their intellectual performance. For example, Steven Hawking had Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS), which had a great impact on his body. However, he was one of the world’s great geniuses who developed the Black Hole Theory of the Universe!!!
Persons may have or develop several different disabilities throughout their lives, some of which may have significant impacts across various of their lives. Some persons who do have a disability (or disabilities) may be able to live very full and active lives, with only mild limitations. I am thinking of an older woman with one leg, who at age 80 climbed one of the world’s highest mountains successfully!
I think you get the idea!
I am trying to open our discussion regarding the complexity and diversity of the topic of disabilities! Consider what have you read, seen, or experienced regarding this broad and complex topic and in this opening discussion address the following:
discuss your own experiences with disability. You may reflect on your own personal experience or those of friends and family, your observations, what you have seen in the media, etc. and describe how you view these experiences or observations in the context of concepts of diversity;
describe your reaction to Davis’ introductory essay. What were the significant takeaways from the reading? What questions remain unanswered?
Discussion Participation Tips
Your initial post should be a logical and thoughtful response to questions posted and typically should be at least 250 words. After posting, you should return to this discussion area and post at least two responses to posts made by your classmates during the remaining week(s) of the module. However, if you want to contribute more responses, please do. Your follow up posts should be reflective in nature and may require research and analysis to draw others into an in-depth conversation. Be sure to use APA format to cite sources when putting forth the ideas, opinions, and facts of others.

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Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay regarding the FAPE requirement of IDEA. Based on FAPE, discuss how the LRE should be appropriate in meeting student needs and following legislative guidelines. In addition, discuss the factors that should be used to determine the appropriate placement in the LRE for students with disabilities to ensure they receive a free and appropriate public education. Discuss how a student might move through a continuum of placements (e.g., inclusion, resource, self-contained) to best meet his or her needs and level of support.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

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Major goals in sped 233 include learning the process involved in order for a student to qualify for special education services as well as learning how an iep is created.

Major goals in SPED 233 include learning the process involved in order for a student to qualify for special education services as well as learning how an IEP is created. Use information learned in this class to complete a synopsis of this process and include the following information:
• Describe the process involved in determining student eligibility for special education services, beginning with screening and continuing through the determination of eligibility.
• Explain what an IEP is and list the major components of an IEP. while answering Include answers to the following questions:
1. How are IEP goals and objectives determined and by whom?
2. What is the role of the ARC in the IEP process?
3. What information must be included in the IEP in order to justify eligibility?
• Connections to one (1) Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) SPA standard (links to SPA standards located at the end of this document) and two (2) InTASC standards.
• No more than two (2) pages total, single-spaced.

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Principle 17: effective classroom management is based on (a) setting and communicating high expectations, (b) consistently nurturing positive relationships, and (c) providing a high level of student support.

Directions: For each week, select a principle and develop a case study around that principle. Analyze the case study, describing how a teacher can and should use the principle to help them make instructional decisions. The “case” is the ‘real life’ situation/subject, while the “study” is the analysis of the situation.
Week 4 – classroom management (principles 16 – 17)
Principle 16: Expectations for classroom conduct and social interaction are learned and can be taught using proven principles of behavior and effective classroom instruction.
Principle 17: Effective classroom management is based on (a) setting and communicating high expectations, (b) consistently nurturing positive relationships, and (c) providing a high level of student support.

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What are the three systems often used to organize disabilities and school children?

What is disability?
2. What are four perspectives of “disability,” and how do they differ from each other?
3. How are individuals with disabilities protected by legislation?
4. What services are provided by special education?
5. What is meant by inclusive education?
6. Who are students with special needs?
7. Why do students with special needs comprise constitute a group larger than the group of students with disabilities?
8. What are the three systems often used to organize disabilities and school children?
9. What is meant by “high incidence disabilities,” and which disabilities or conditions are included in this group?

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Description of testing accommodations for ells

Communication with families of ELLs can be challenging but it is vital for student success and family engagement. Many families may be unfamiliar with the standard practices of education in this country. Understanding assessment and how assessment data is used can be particularly difficult to discuss depending on the families’ previous experience with assessment in other educational settings.
CREATE A DIGITAL NEWSLETTER for families of ELLs to explain assessment practices. Consider how you communicate the information for non-native English-speaking families. Include the following in your newsletter:
Description of each type of assessment (diagnostic, formative, and summative), including how and when each will be used to support English language instruction
Explanation of alignment of the assessments to ELP and content standards and the use of assessment data to detErmine student progress in both language and content
Description of testing accommodations for ELLs
Discussion of how the data from assessments will be used to inform instructional decisions and planning, including enrichment and interventions
Identify strategies to communicate timely and meaningful feedback with students and families, including student self-reflection strategies

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If you have access to such a calculator, discuss how it might be used in teaching fractions and especially fraction computation.

Several calculators are now available that do computations in fractional form as well as in decimal form. Some of these automatically give results in simplest terms. If you have access to such a calculator, discuss how it might be used in teaching fractions and especially fraction computation. If such calculators become commonplace, should we continue to teach fraction computation?

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Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.

When teaching students to comprehend and summarize text, teachers can use a variety of activities before, during, and after reading to help students understand elements within a plot. Utilizing appropriate strategies that incorporate summarizing skills helps to increase students’ reading comprehension skills.
Use the “Reading Comprehension Template” to complete this assignment.
Part 1: Strategies
Research and summarize, in 250-500 words, a minimum of five strategies for teaching adolescent students with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Identify the conditions under which the chosen strategies are intended to be delivered (e.g., content area, class setting, required resources, if intended for a specific type of disability).
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
Part 2: Activity
Identify a group of 2-3 eighth grade students, using the “Class Profile,” who would benefit from additional instruction on reading comprehension skills.
Identify a text appropriate to use with the small group identified. You may use Appendix B of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards to help you determine an appropriate text for the lesson.
publish a 250-500 word outline summarizing three activities to reinforce reading comprehension and summarizing skills, utilizing the identified text. Incorporate at least three of the strategies from Part 1 into your activities.
Part 3: Rationale
In 250-500 words, rationalize your instructional decisions in Part 2 of this assignment. Explain how the identified strategies and activities enhance the language development of adolescents with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Cite the “Class Profile” where appropriate.