Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities

Dolly Bhargava
Close the gap between how they learn and how you teach. Gain the tools to promote active learner engagement in students with a disability.
Target Audience
Teachers, Leaders, Education Assistants, School Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers and Behaviour Support personnel and Graduating Students.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

How to teach students with disabilities is the biggest “knot” and challenge of education today (Glat, 2013). Research consistently shows that the more time students are actively engaged in the curriculum, the more they learn. Active learning requires the student to engage and sustain attention, participate actively, maintain high levels of motivation, and complete assigned tasks. Yet many students with disabilities experience difficulties in all of these areas. Simply telling or encouraging the student to engage themselves in their class work is seldom enough. Teachers need to be able to adapt the curriculum effectively by matching their teaching strategies with student needs. This workshop will explore a range of accommodations and modifications that can be made to the curriculum to assist the student to maintain focus and attention, actively participate in the learning process, and be motivated to carry a task through to completion.

Audience

Teachers, Leaders, Education Assistants, School Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers and Behaviour Support personnel and Graduating Students.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Introduction to Active Learner Engagement

30 minutes

- Definition of active learner engagement
- Understanding the importance of active learner engagement
- Causes of student disengagement

Learning needs of students with disabilities.

2 hours

- Attention and information processing
- Memory
- Thinking, reasoning and concept development
- Communication skills
- Generalisation and transfer of learning
- Self regulation
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Discussion of additional learning needs of students with specific syndromes and disorders (e.g. Down Syndrome, Autism, sensory impairments)

Affective consequences of disengagement for students with disabilities

1 hour

- The failure syndrome
- Self esteem
- Self efficacy
- Self worth
- Locus of control
- Learned Helplessness
- Compass of shame
- Motivation
- Stress and anxiety

Strategies to promote active learner engagement

1 hour and 30 minutes

- Introduction to adaptations, accommodations and modifications
- Curriculum Accommodations
- Teacher Instruction Adaptations
- Environmental Adaptations
- Student Response Adaptations

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

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Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

I learned so much, thank you. I did have a little difficulty squeezing my notes onto slides that the notes didn’t relate to.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Very good strategies that I can implement in my classroom not only for students with disabilities but all.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Very comprehensive. I’d like to attend another one of her trainings.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

I have really enjoyed the course. The presenter is very knowledgeable and engaging. She covered a lot of things and had relevant anecdotes and solutions to problems I had.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Useful strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. It’s always useful to revisit methods/strategies and to learn new techniques that can be used with our students. Well presented course.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Relevant, adaptable and welcomed to ask questions. Lovely presenter.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Good questions and direction. Good presentation of problems and solutions presented.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Encouraged classroom discussion well. Shared ideas amongst the group shared strategies.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Time allowed for questions and shared information. Simple, easy and practical ideas. Dolly was great.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Very relevant to my school setting. Small group. Practical advice.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Lots of great ideas to apply in class to help specific students feel success.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Very easy to follow – time given for practical ideas etc. Very knowledgeable presenter!

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Thank you. I really enjoyed the day and gained many new ideas.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

I especially enjoyed the way Dolly was able to ‘move’ from slideshow presentation to respond to participants questions.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Enjoyed the way it was presented, especially keeping it relevant to audience needs. Videos very appropriate and illustrated points well.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Great examples. Fantastic examples and discussion for personal needs for individual students.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
11/06/2014

Dolly have given me some fantastic advise and great strategies that I will definitely try in the classroom.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
07/03/2014

A very broad and informative presentation with many practical ideas.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
07/03/2014

Some really great ideas and strategies offers good perspective of students with disabilities. Would have been great to do a little more hands on, group discussion type activities.

Promoting active learner engagement of students with disabilities
07/03/2014

Dolly presented the course at the perfect pace & tried to take into account the needs of all the participants.


About the team


Dolly Bhargava

Creator

Dolly Bhargava, is a disability specialist speech pathologist. Dolly works with children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and/or multiple disabilities in a variety of settings. She has also completed a Masters in Special Education (Sensory Disability). She provides consultancy and training services on a range of issues relating to communication, behaviour management, emotional literacy, vocation, culture and disability both nationally and internationally. She is the author of the hugely successful Getting Started booklets that can be accessed for free here

She has also developed an app (Rainbow of Emotions)

The book has won the 2015 National Parenting Publications Award American Association– Silver WinnerFind out more

or Purchase the book for $30 & P + H from Dolly via email qualitycommunication1@gmail.com or PH: 0423 293 254