Accommodating need special student
The purpose of testing is to find out what the child has learned.Suppose a child studying history has dysgraphia (learning disability in writing).When introduced to someone with a disability, a non-disabled individual may react to this person's appearance or affected speech.These reactions are usually somewhat reflexive, but for the sake of inclusion it is important to refrain from looks, gestures, or statements that will make the individual feel uncomfortable.I’m not sure why some teachers believe that differentiating instruction to help a child learn is somehow “unfair” to other kids who don’t need that particular assistance.Accommodations are intended to level the playing field for people with disabilities. It is likely to take longer for you to complete a test or reading assignment than a person with good vision.They allow us to be productive and to concentrate on our actual work product instead of on the work process.The real question is not whether making modifications is “fair,” but what will be lost if you provide modifications to this child?
We care about the kids and go the extra mile for those who have special needs. Because their homes do not support homework completion, we have to modify tests to accommodate them. We want our kids to achieve and have good work habits.
Read more as teachers debate accommodations for students.
Pete & Pam Wright and Advocate Pat Howey join the discussion.
Disability advocates emphasize the importance of respectful terminology.
Proper etiquette states that referring to someone as a "person with a disability" is more preferable than calling them a "disabled person." This can also be applied to specific disabilities; for instance, "person who is blind" is more respectful than "blind person." Putting the "person first" identifies them as a fellow human, rather than someone defined by a disability.Will an essay test measure a child’s knowledge of history?