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  1. More Alike than Different

    Teaching Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Natalie Knott
  2. More Alike than Different Definition: Who are students with severe and multiple disabilities? Eligibility: Who is eligible? What are the requirements? Characteristics: What are the student abilities? Accommodations: How can these students be included?
  3. Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities: Definition
  4. Definition
  5. Definition
  6. Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities “are those individuals who require ongoing support in one or more major life activities in order to enjoy a quality of life similar to all citizens.” (TASH,2000) Brown,2011
  7. Major Life Activities Communication Self-care Learning Mobility
  8. Students with severe and multiple disabilities can learn Zero-reject Principle of IDEA: “ALL school age children, regardless of the severity of their disability, are entitled to a freeand appropriate public education” (Turnball, Stowe,& Huerta,2007) Brown,2007
  9. More Alike than Different Each student is an individual different interests, ‘likes, and dislikes
  10. Examples: Favorite Show
  11. Sports!
  12. Music
  13. Eligibility
  14. Characteristics: Physical Some but not all experience medical conditions; Cerebral palsy Seizures Tumors Some, but not all, may have difficulty eating and or walking
  15. Characteristics: Functional Severe to profound cognitive disabilities Learn at a slower pace Generalizing skills and Communication is challenging Beirne-Smith,2006
  16. Remember Students are individuals. Form friendships. They are an important part of a family, They are part of the school and community
  17. Accommodations Implement alternative ways of Presentation Engagement Expression
  18. Accommodations During Teaching Presentation: Use of real objects when teaching Technology; Computer, iPad Repeat the main idea Make material relevant
  19. Accommodations Engagement during class: Power point Interactive activities Assistive Technology
  20. Accommodations for assessing knowledge and teaching effectiveness Expression: Alternative ways to show what they have learned. Extend answering time Communication: Assistive Technology Voice output device Switch devices
  21. Thank you.

  22. References Beirne-Smith,M.(1981,2006). Mental Retardation: An Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Snell, M (1987-2011). Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson TASH.(2000,March). TASH resolution on the people for whom TASH advocates. Originally retrieved April 22,2010, from
  23. References Turnball,H.R.,Stowe.M.J., & Huerta,N.E. (2007). Free appropriate public education: The law and children with disabilities (7th ed.). Denver: Love Publishing