Instructional Adaptations for Students with Special Needs in Music. Adaptations. Any adjustment in the environment, instruction, or materials for learning that enhances a student’s performance and allows for at least partial participation. Accommodations Modifications. Accommodation.
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Any adjustment in the environment, instruction, or materials for learning that enhances a student’s performance and allows for at least partial participation.
Used when the teacher believes that the student can achieve the same level of participation or accomplishment as the rest of the class, but just needs some additional support.
Used when the student is not able to complete the same assignment or participate in the same way as the rest of the class due to the nature of her/his disabilities. Changes the standard of participation or extent of what an assignment or test measures.
PARTICIPATION: Vary the level of participation that is expected of a student.
INPUT: Adapt the way that instruction is delivered to the student (Multimodal approach).
OUTPUT: Adapt how the students can respond to instruction.
DIFFICULTY: Adapt the skill level, type of problem, or the rules on how a student may approach a task.
TIME: Adapt the amount of time allotted for completing a task, taking a test, or learning a new skill.
ALTERNATE GOALS: While using the same materials for all students, adapt the outcome expectations or goals.
SUBSTITUTE CURRICULUM: Provide different curriculum or instructional materials to meet an individual student’s needs (more severe disabilities)
ALTER THE ENVIRONMENT: i.e.. Managing the physical space to promote learning.
- Minimize distraction
- Seating arrangement (Proximity-Support)