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.
Teachers, Leaders, Education Assistants, School Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers and Behaviour Support personnel and Graduating Students.
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.
- Definition of active learner engagement
- Understanding the importance of active learner engagement
- Causes of student disengagement
- Attention and information processing
- 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)
- The failure syndrome
- Self esteem
- Self efficacy
- Self worth
- Locus of control
- Learned Helplessness
- Compass of shame
- Stress and anxiety
1 hour and 30 minutes
- Introduction to adaptations, accommodations and modifications
- Curriculum Accommodations
- Teacher Instruction Adaptations
- Environmental Adaptations
- Student Response Adaptations
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I learned so much, thank you. I did have a little difficulty squeezing my notes onto slides that the notes didn’t relate to.
Very good strategies that I can implement in my classroom not only for students with disabilities but all.
Very comprehensive. I’d like to attend another one of her trainings.
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.
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.
Relevant, adaptable and welcomed to ask questions. Lovely presenter.
Good questions and direction. Good presentation of problems and solutions presented.
Encouraged classroom discussion well. Shared ideas amongst the group shared strategies.
Time allowed for questions and shared information. Simple, easy and practical ideas. Dolly was great.
Very relevant to my school setting. Small group. Practical advice.
Lots of great ideas to apply in class to help specific students feel success.
Very easy to follow – time given for practical ideas etc. Very knowledgeable presenter!
Thank you. I really enjoyed the day and gained many new ideas.
I especially enjoyed the way Dolly was able to ‘move’ from slideshow presentation to respond to participants questions.
Enjoyed the way it was presented, especially keeping it relevant to audience needs. Videos very appropriate and illustrated points well.
Great examples. Fantastic examples and discussion for personal needs for individual students.
Dolly have given me some fantastic advise and great strategies that I will definitely try in the classroom.
A very broad and informative presentation with many practical ideas.
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.
Dolly presented the course at the perfect pace & tried to take into account the needs of all the participants.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or PH: 0423 293 254