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Disability and Ability By: Evelyn King, Jill Stephens, & Carrie Werner Demographics of People With Disabilities An estimated 34- 43 million people living in the U.S. are plagued with chronic disabilities

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disability and ability

Disability and Ability

By:

Evelyn King, Jill Stephens, & Carrie Werner

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In the 1999 - 2000 school year, the Department of Education reported that 112,993 students with multiple disabilities were being provided services

children with speech problems make up the largest group receiving special services

The U.S. Department of Education has reported that 5 out of 1000 school children have at least mild hearing loss

Children with speech problems make up the largest group receiving special services

1976 1991 1991 present
Learning disabled

Speech or language impaired

Mentally retarded

Seriously emotionally disturbed

Hard of hearing

Deaf

Orthopedic ally Impaired

Other health impaired

Visually handicapped

multihandicapped

Specific learning disability

Speech or language impairment

Mental retardation

Serious mental disturbance

Hearing impairments

Hearing impairments

Orthopedic impairments

Other health impairments

Visual impairments

Multiple disabilities

Autism

Traumatic brain injury

Developmental delay

1976 - 1991 1991 - Present
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In Alachua County, of the 29,686 students, 7,543 are classified as using exceptional education programs

This ranges from students who are developmentally delayed - hospital/homebound - those who are profoundly mentally handicapped

demographics of students with ability

Demographics of Students with Ability

The Statistics of students enrolled in gifted talented students.

The year 93-94 and 95-96

Florida 74,572

New York 135,000

California 290,000

of students in gifted programs
% of Students in Gifted Programs
  • Public schools: 6.43% out of 41,621,660
  • Private Schools: 4.93% out of 4,970,548
why disability affects the classroom
Why disability affects the classroom?
  • IDEA -

Individuals with Disability Education Act

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IDEA
  • Free public education must be offered to any student with a disability
  • IEP - Individual Education Program
  • LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
how disability affects the classroom14
How disability affects the classroom?
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students without disabilities
  • The teacher of the classroom

Different aspects of the classroom disability may affect…

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“Students with disabilities in inclusion settings significantly increase the range of curricular applications that teachers are required to know and implement”Meyem, Vergason, and Whelan

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Although many conditions may be visible and obvious, parents may tell the teacher or nurse about specific conditions or impairments; in some cases the family may choose to remain quiet about the impairment and not inform the school

methods for promoting success
Methods for promoting success:
  • Co-teaching
  • Collaborative consultation
  • Peer collaboration
  • Prereferral teams
  • Teacher assistance teams
discipline in the classroom

Discipline in the classroom

“Because even one student can destroy the learning environment for an entire class, behavior problems must be addressed”

Meyen, Vergason, and Whelan

points to remember
Points to Remember
  • Remember that a person with a disability is a person - like anyone else
  • Relax
  • Appreciate what the student can do
  • Be considerate
  • Remember we all have handicaps
  • Speak directly to a person with a disability
  • Speak calmly, slowly, and distinctly
to take into account with ability in the classroom
To take into account with ability in the Classroom
  • Alternated administrative arrangements
  • Assessment ~ of Gifted programs

~ Training Needs

  • Curriculum Development of Gifted programs
  • Federal effort
  • Matching of learner and instructor
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Identify the gifted students in the classroom
    • Curiosity
    • Good memory
    • Fast learner
    • Observant
    • Strong interest in reading
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Feed the gifted child’s hunger for exploration and curiosity
    • Classroom
    • Self-Initiated activities
    • Choice of projects to choose from
disability and ability online
Disability and Ability Online!

http://plaza.ufl.edu/

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