Accomodating students with special


If the school determines that the student is severely distracted by the normal activities in a large, busy classroom, then the student might be placed in a smaller classroom such as a resource room.Parent of students with a learning disability must know what type of disability their child has, so they can get accommodations such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and adaptive physical education.The response of the children to this intervention then determines whether they are designated as having a learning disability.Those few who still have trouble may then receive designation and further assistance.For example, even people of high intelligence can be under prepared if their education was disrupted, for example, by internal displacement during civil disorder or a war.In most developed countries, educators modify teaching methods and environments so that the maximum number of students are served in general education environments.Placement, resources, and goals are determined on the basis of the student's needs.Accommodations and Modifications to the regular program may include changes in the curriculum, supplementary aides or equipment, and the provision of specialized physical adaptations that allow students to participate in the educational environment as much as possible.



Special educators provide a continuum of services, in which students with special needs receives varying degrees of support based on their individual needs.The alternative approach, response to intervention, identifies children who are having difficulties in school in their first or second year after starting school.They then receive additional assistance such as participating in a reading remediation program.Students may need this help to access subject matter, physically gain access to the school, or meet their emotional needs.

For example, if the assessment determines that the student cannot write by hand because of a physical disability, then the school might provide a computer for typing assignments, or allow the student to answer questions verbally instead.

These approaches can be broadly grouped into four categories, according to how much contact the student with special needs has with non-disabled students (using North American terminology): A special school is a school catering for students who have special educational needs due to severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioural problems.