Special Ed = Problem-Solving

Received a Tweet from a parent asking about a particular disability. While I do not have experience with the disability in question, I feel I have the tools to address any disability. This is largely due to my professional training. For my master’s in special ed I took an assistive technology (AT) course at the …

Equation with variable on both sides scaffolded

  Solving equations with a variable on both sides proves to be exceedingly tricky for many students. My approach is to focus on the individual expressions taken from both sides of the equation and to present them in the context of a relevant real life situation. The photo shows a snippet of the handout I …

About Students with Disabilities and Learning

Many if not most students with a disability other than intellectual impairment have comparable cognitive capacity to that of their typical peers. Often the difference is in processing speed, whether from a vision or hearing issue or in how signals are sent and interpreted. It’s like a computer that needs to buffer before playing a video. …

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