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Part 2 of a 3 Part Webinar Series on Learning Disabilities. 200. Kristen Philbrook , Regional Disability Coordinator, Humanitas. Purpose. Learning Objectives. After this webinar you will be able to: Identify the specific functional limitation(s) that the student may need accommodated

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Part 2 of a 3 Part Webinar Series on Learning Disabilities

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Kristen Philbrook, Regional Disability Coordinator, Humanitas

learning objectives
Learning Objectives
  • After this webinar you will be able to:
    • Identify the specific functional limitation(s) that the student may need accommodated
    • Develop appropriate accommodation(s) for students with learning disabilities that match the functional limitation
    • Identify the specific areas on center that a student may need specific accommodations relevant to known functional limitations
    • Adapt or adjust accommodation as necessary to appropriately implement it in the various areas of the center or know who to contact if assistance is needed
why do you need to know about learning disabilities ld
Why Do You Need to Know About Learning Disabilities (LD)?
  • It is a high incidence type disability and there are a variety of types of Learning Disabilities
    • To appropriately serve and support students with LD, staff must have a basic understanding of LD in order to:
      • Identify and implement strategies
      • Identify and implement appropriate accommodations
      • Evaluate effectiveness of supports and accommodations provided
what is a learning disability
What is a Learning Disability?
  • A LD is a neurobiological condition that affects the way individuals of average to above average intelligence
    • Receive information
    • Process information
    • Express information
  • LD can impact the ability to acquire basic skills of listening, speaking, thinking, reading, spelling, writing, and/or mathematics
considering accommodations center wide
Considering Accommodations Center-wide
  • What do we mean when we ask for accommodations to be considered center wide?
    • Academics
    • Testing
    • Career Technical
    • Residential
    • Cafeteria
    • Work-based learning
    • Navigating around center
    • Recreational facilities
    • Health services

(this list is not all inclusive)

your responsibilities
Your Responsibilities
  • Learn the basic characteristics of a variety of types of disorders.
  • Ensure that accommodations under your responsibility are implemented and effective
    • How do I know which accommodations I am responsible for implementing?
notification
Notification
  • Bi-weekly emails - DCs should email staff at least bi-weekly a list of students with accommodation plans in CIS that specifically indicate any plans that are new or updated
    • Copies of these emails will be stored and maintained by a DC
    • Managers are responsible for ensuring that approved accommodations are implemented in their areas of supervision
example possible accommodations
ExamplePossible Accommodations
  • A student requires the use of lists and/or visual supports like the use of pictures or graphics
    • Career Technical and Academics
      • Learning a new skill or concept
    • Residential
      • Learning dorm duties or trying to master a specific assignment
    • Discipline
      • Aiding understanding of the sequence of the discipline system
    • Counseling
      • Guiding student on how to work through a conflict
written list for residential
Written List for Residential

Cleaning the Toilet

  • Go to the storage supply cabinet and get cleaning supplies
  • Spray cleaner under rim of toilet bowl and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Use scrub brush and scrub inside of toilet bowl
  • Flush toilet and make sure bowl is clean
  • Use disinfecting wipe and wipe down outside of toilet
written list for career technical culinary
Written List for Career Technical - Culinary

Baking muffins

  • Pre-heat oven
  • Go to the cabinet and get needed supplies
  • Get ingredients from the cabinet and refrigerator
  • Look at the measurements listed to the left of each ingredient and use you measuring tools to measure each ingredient
  • Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl
  • In a separate bowl combined wet ingredients
  • Combined the 2 bowls of ingredients and mix until there are no lumps
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Written List for Career Technical - Culinary

Baking muffins

  • Pour the batter into the muffin tin filling each muffin tin half way
  • Put muffin tin in the oven on the middle rack for 20 minutes
  • Take out and let cool for 20 minutes then serve
  • Clean all used supplies and put them back in the cabinet
dyslexia
Dyslexia

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Difficulties with accurate and /or fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities which typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language
  • Difficulty reading grade level text
  • Poor memory skills
considering the center wide f ocus
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Reduce content
  • Break larger assignments down
  • Provide instructions verbally
  • Reading Pen/Reading software
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
dyscalculia
Dyscalculia

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math
  • Difficulty with word problems
  • Difficulty organizing problems on the page
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Tools and Assistive Technology
  • Accommodation options could include using specialty paper such as graph paper and manipulatives!
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Tools and Assistive Technology
  • Accommodation options could include using specialty paper such as graph paper and manipulatives!
considering the center wide f ocus1
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Provide note card with math operations and terms
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
dysgraphia
Dysgraphia

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing and can include visual-spatial difficulties (e.g., trouble processing what the eye sees) and language processing difficulties (e.g., trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears)
  • Copying or writing is slow and labored
  • Difficulty thinking and writing at the same time
considering the center wide f ocus2
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Break large assignments down
  • Video or audio tape of lessons
  • Distraction free space
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
dyspraxia
Dyspraxia

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development that affects planning and completing fine motor tasks which can vary from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth.
  • Sense of balance may be affected
  • May appear to be disorganized or have difficulty finding things
accommodation examples
Accommodation Examples
  • Adaptive Seating accommodations that may assist with motor control difficulties
considering the center wide f ocus3
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Reminder of assignment due dates
  • Adaptive seating/furniture/workspace
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
visual processing
Visual Processing

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Difficulty interpreting visual information, not related to difficulty with poor vision
  • Frequently loses place
  • Difficulty negotiating around center
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Accommodation Examples
  • Tracking tools for readers who lose their place
considering the center wide f ocus4
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Verification of understanding of instructions, rules, and assignments
  • Read directions to students
  • Student can walk with buddy to transition between locations
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
auditory processing
Auditory Processing

Definition

Functional Limitation

  • Difficulty interpreting auditory information, not related to difficulty with hearing
  • Difficulty remembering directions given orally
  • Easily distracted by background noise
accommodation examples2
Accommodation Examples

Headphones

Earbuds

considering the center wide f ocus5
Considering the Center-wide Focus

Accommodation

How does it apply in each of the areas on center?

  • Redirect students attention back to assigned tasks when necessary
  • Checklists
  • Academic
  • Career Technical
  • Residential
  • Food Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety/Security/Discipline
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Test Your Knowledge
  • Kendra
    • Has a difficult time staying on task
    • Seems to constantly loose things
    • Has a difficult time following instructor directions
    • Reading below grade level and struggles to complete reading assignments

What accommodations might help Kendra?

regional disability coordinators
Regional Disability Coordinators
appendix 605 of the prh
Appendix 605 of the PRH
  • Process for an Applicant or Student with a Disability to Request Reasonable Accommodation to participate in the Job Corps Program
  • Updated version released October 1, 2013
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